Survivor Palau down to four, ends Sun.

Survivor Palau down to four, ends Sun.
After a dramatic episode, Survivor Palau is down to its final four: Tom, Ian, Katie, and Jenn. The series concludes Sunday at 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour finale and a one-hour reunion. Caryn became the fifth member of the jury despite her tribal council strategy to vomit up everything she knew about the game. Who will take it all? As I argue in this essay, it seems to be anyone’s game at this point. Meanwhile, reality blurred reader C.J. Augustine writes in to note that the ad for the finale may reveal one of the votes cast. The vote Jeff Probst holds up shows (highlight to read) “the bottom hook of a J and the bottom half of an E, which would be Jenn.” Of course, one vote tells us very little; Ian received one vote last night, and what’s left of his emaciated body is still very much in the game.

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.

about the writer

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.