Rupert won’t be on Amazing Race 8.

Rupert won’t be on Amazing Race 8.
Distressing rumors that The Amazing Race 8 would feature Survivor pirate/teddy bear Rupert Boneham are apparently not true. Although he’s a fan of the series, he’s not going to pull a Rob and Amber and get a third chance at $1 million. Rupert tells Reality TV Magazine, “No, we won’t be doing the Family race. As much as I enjoy the show, I wouldn’t put my 5 year old daughter through that.” Not that she could participate: the age limit for kids is eight.

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.