millionaires, artists sought for new shows.

millionaires, artists sought for new shows.
Two new reality TV shows are casting in New York City; one is looking for artists, while the other is searching for jobless people who are worth more than $10 million. Artstar does not yet have a network, but 300 artists showed up to audition for for the series on Monday morning. According to the New York Times, eight “artists who are selected will be given a group show at Deitch Projects. And in the true spirit of reality television, one could emerge as the big winner and be given a solo show at the gallery, which has shown such established art stars as Mariko Mori and Jeff Koons.” But producers tell the Times that “it is not their intention to impose the tropes of reality television on the show. The artists who are chosen will not be forced to live together in a loft or perform competitive art stunts or cry on camera.” Bo-ring.

Meanwhile, Lloyd Grove reports today that The WB is casting for a show that will star jobless millionaires. The casting director for Survival of the Richest is looking for people who “have at least $10 million and no job.” Grove says Joy Tenenberg will “be in town March 13-15, interviewing rich layabouts at RDF Media’s Ninth Ave. offices – described the new show as ‘a cross between The Simple Life and The Apprentice.'” Gawker will be thrilled to know that its favorite socialite Fabian Basabe says he has “been approached by the show, but nothing’s been finalized yet.”

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.

about the writer

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.