Robert Englund says CBS’ reality Nightmare on Elm Street is “gone forever.”

Robert Englund says CBS’ reality Nightmare on Elm Street is “gone forever.”
The reality version of Nightmare on Elm Street that was announced, cast, and shot last year has apparently been shelved. Episodes of Nightmare on Elm Street: Real Nightmares would have shown “three elaborate recreations of contestants’ fears.” However, according to Robert England, who spoke to PhillyBurbs, the series was produced for CBS but is now “gone forever.” He says that CBS “just didn’t need another reality show. They had to put their new show, ‘Numbers’–which I actually really like–up into that time slot we were going to have.” He says people at CBS “were great with us. Everything was great, the problem is, CBS, everything they’ve touched in the past year or two is absolute gold, and they just don’t have any room for us on their schedule.” He does note that “the only place it could ever appear is on the UPN Network,” but adds, “I think it’s just one of those things I have to say goodbye to.”

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.