Paradise Hotel may return this summer, and could even feature the original cast.

Paradise Hotel may return this summer, and could even feature the original cast.
Paradise Hotel, FOX’s best. reality. show. ever., may be returning this summer–and with its original cast. Could news get more exciting than this? Citing a C21Media report, Digital Spy quotes an exec at the series’ production company. He says, “We’re exploring the possibility of bringing it back. [FOX’s] Mike [Darnell] has been impressed with the performance of the format in Sweden, despite the fact that it was produced for much lower budgets that the Fox original. Fox has always wanted to return to Hotel but it enraged the Christian lobby and that hit ad sales,” Charles Thompson said. The cost of the series is also apparently an issue, and Digital Spy reports that, besides bringing in sponsorships, ideas to save costs include “bringing back the original cast.” Paradise Hotel aired in the summer of 2003, but despite hopeful statements from FOX’s Gail Berman, it never returned. Its weird cousin Forever Eden did air, and flopped miserably, airing just seven episodes.

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.