rumor says Trading Spaces Family host Joe Farrell is also fired, but he’s staying.

rumor says Trading Spaces Family host Joe Farrell is also fired, but he’s staying.
The official word is that Paige Davis was ditched as host of Trading Spaces because the show is transitioning to a host-less format that will allow the series to tape new kinds of shows. So is its sibling show, Trading Spaces: Family, also going host-less? A rumor posted online suggests that it is, and thus Joe Farrell has also been let go as host. A Television Without Pity poster provides “a link to a post on the TLC board from a poster who visited a filming site today,” and that person was apparently “told by Christi, Joe is filming his last episodes in Florida this week.” The link provided to the official Discovery.com message boards doesn’t work, suggesting the post may have been deleted, or suggesting the person can’t link. In any case, a TLC spokesperson tells reality blurred that the rumor “is absolutely untrue,” so Farrell is sticking around.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.