Ron Jeremy, Jann Wenner both in talks for their own reality shows

Another former Surreal Life cast member and another mogul may both soon have their own reality shows.

Ron Jeremy, one of the stars The Surreal Life 2, is talking to ABC series about a possible series. AVN reports that “Negotiations with the ABC network for a Ron Jeremy reality-TV show are progressing, according to publicist Steve Banan, who revealed that in a conversation he had with executives last Friday, interest was shown ‘in having several ABC reality show producers take a look at the project.'” Jeremy’s publicist will meet with ABC reps to talk about the possibility of a series.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is talking to MTV about a series that would be “modeled after” The Apprentice, The New York Post reports. Although the show is not a done deal, the paper says that “Insiders say the basic plot will involve a team of young rock journalist wannabes who are sent out across the country to cover stories with the aim of getting an article published in the magazine — and landing a full-time editor’s job.”

Ron Jeremy Reality TV Show in Network Negotiations [AVN]
Wenner is Fired Up [New York Post]

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.