Lynn and Alex get eliminated, debunking one spoiler; Joyce shaves her head.

Lynn and Alex get eliminated, debunking one spoiler; Joyce shaves her head.
And The Amazing Race 7 has its final four. Meredith and Gretchen beat Lynn and Alex to the pit stop, becoming part of the final four with Uchenna and Joyce, Ron and Kelly, and Rob and Amber. Lynn and Alex’s elimination debunks one of the two major spoilers that has been floating around. The spoiler focused on the clearly Photoshopped backgrounds of the team portraits. The photos of the first six teams to be eliminated all had the same background, suggesting that the backgrounds indicated order of elimination. Since Lynn and Alex, Rob and Amber, and Uchenna and Joyce all have the same background on their photos, the spoiler held that they’d be the final three, but clearly that isn’t the case. On this leg of the race, Uchenna and Joyce went for the fast forward, which involved shaving their heads. Uchenna is already bald, so that left Joyce, who agreed instantly (“let’s just do it, I don’t care”). When Meredith and Gretchen checked in, Phil said, “You are the team that will never quit. He told them, “you are officially the oldest team to ever have made it this far in The Amazing Race, and that you should be very proud of.”

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.