production begins on Biggest Loser 2.

production begins on Biggest Loser 2.
The Biggest Loser 2 is presently being filmed in Simi Valley, California, at a horse ranch. Production will last until June, and the series will debut next fall, according to a Daily Breeze report on the production. 3 Ball Productions staffers tell the paper that their show is different from other reality shows. Director Brian Smith says “It’s like sports. You set up where you want them to go, and you file them into the space and just react to what they do. You’re repositioning camera angles. You know the parameters and space and the characters.” Executive producer J.D. Roth says producers won’t even try to direct conversations. “We see it as more of a documentary. On one show we did, the contestants talked for six straight hours about cheese. Eventually, they’re going to get tired of talking about cheese and they’ll talk about something else. In other shows, the producer may stop them and tell them to talk about the show. We just let them keep talking about cheese. So when the discussion moves to something else, it will be more organic, more realistic.”

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.