Mole DVD outselling other reality DVDs.

Mole DVD outselling other reality DVDs.
Last week, season one of The Mole was released on DVD for the first time. Although it’s the 864th most popular DVD on Amazon.com, it’s easily outselling all the other reality TV DVDs I checked, although The Simple Life 2 is a close second. In particular, though, it’s doing better than its bastard cousin
Celebrity Mole Hawaii, which ranks 10,976. Perhaps most surprisingly, a DVD featuring former cast members telling viewers “secrets” about how to get on reality TV shows is way behind even the lowest-selling reality TV show DVD. Reality TV Secrets: How To Get On The Show!, which oddly bleeps out the name of the shows as people like Survivor Africa‘s Ethan and The Real World Las Vegas‘ Trishelle talk about their own series, comes in at number 52,005. Based upon that, people just want to watch reality TV, not participate. Here’s how full-season reality TV DVDs rank right now, as of 9 a.m. ET today (they’ll surely shift soon):

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.