man sues again over Apprentice idea.

man sues again over Apprentice idea.
After suing in federal court last September, a man is now suing NBC in state court claiming he came up with the idea for The Apprentice. Now, Mark Bethea is suing Mark Burnett and Conrad Riggs, saying that “Bethea pitched the idea to Burnett and Riggs in 2001 and they later lifted ‘substantial and integral material’ from ‘C.E.O.'”, his proposed reality TV series that also starred Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the AP’s story says nothing of what happened to the federal lawsuit, or why Bethea’s now suing in state court, all of which would actually help us understand what the hell is going on.

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.