Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.

Paradise Hotel will not return this summer, FOX “operative” tells Defamer.
Last week’s report that Paradise Hotel might return to FOX this summer, complete with the original cast in their drunken stupors, has been contradicted. A day after the news broke, Defamer reported “that the show will not be back, a decision reached deep within Fox’s evil reality TV incubator yesterday.” Defamer cites “an operative” within FOX. I refuse to believe it, so Charla, Keith, Toni, Zack, Amy, and everyone else, don’t unpack your bags yet. Also, it sounds suspiciously like scorned Forever Eden host Ruth England (or some other jealous discarded FOX reality TV person) else is pretending to have inside information on programming decisions now.

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.