Jen down to John Paul and Jerry; Ryan and his parents have issues with her.

Jen down to John Paul and Jerry; Ryan and his parents have issues with her.
Jen Shefft is just down to two men on The Bachelorette 2, one of whom she’ll inevitably profess her love for and then split with later, if the pattern holds. The two lucky guys are John Paul and Jerry. Before Jen makes her decision, this rapid-fire season will be stretched out a bit when, on Monday, “Jen’s rejected suitors gather to give the inside scoop … [and] former Bachelor Andrew Firestone makes a special guest appearance.” Ryan was the latest to go, and that’s good, considering both he and his parents are pissed at Jen. The issue is the episode where Jen visited their house and then expressed her annoyance at his parents’ apparent nonstop talk about Thailand. (“Let’s see, there’s Thailand, and Thailand, and, oh, Thailand,” Jen said in an interview.) While both Ryan and his mother Barbara Sheaffer say that the focus on their trip was, of course, all in the editing, and while Barbara told the Mail Tribune that they “actually had a good visit. She actually was pretty easy to get along with,” they’re annoyed with Jen’s reaction. “You don’t go on TV and diss somebody like that,” Barbara said. “Jen could have showed a little more class, especially with a national TV audience,” Ryan said.

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.