will next RW/RR Challenge be old school vs. new school? gay vs. straight?

will next RW/RR Challenge be old school vs. new school? gay vs. straight?
With the Inferno II‘s Bad Ass versus Good Guy team structure leading to a ridiculous amount of shallow drama, the world can’t help but wonder: How will the next Challenge be cast? The predominant theory right now is that the show will be Old School versus New School: “early” cast members versus more recent cast members. But The Real World/Road Rules Blog suggests that if that’s true, it “will be based on age not on how many challenges someone has been on or when their show aired.” That makes little sense, but since when has anything about the Challenge made much sense?

Another, less likely idea has also surfaced: On his blog, Dan Renzi writes that “all the gay Real World/Road Rules [stars] have begged the producers to do this show” as gay versus straight. While he says that “many, many of our heterosexual counterparts from the shows have stepped up to volunteer their services for the game as well, and fight for the championship of straightkind,” he notes that it’s not likely to happen. “Some executives fear it would be considered offensive; no one would ever have a ‘Black vs White’ Challenge, for instance,” he writes.

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.