Rachel leaves; April is HOH; America’s new Choice is lame

It’s Thursday evening, and thus it was time for more insipid questions from Big Brother 6 host Julie Chen. Tonight, she asked Ivette who would play Ivette if a movie was made about the show. My first thought was, “The Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock!” The resemblance is seriously uncanny. Alas, Ivette said she’d want to be played by Jamie-Lynn DiScala–at least, that’s who she probably meant, since she just babbled something about a young female actress on The Sopranos.

Also during the episode, Rachel was evicted after a unanimous vote and April became Head of Houshold. Bor-ring. At least we’ll be saved an hour of tedium this Saturday, as the show will not air again until next Tuesday.

That’s when we’ll find out who won the latest America’s Choice question contest. Instead of voting for something of consequence, we’re asked who should receive a phone call from home. Alas, there isn’t a “none of the above” option.

America’s Choice Poll [CBS]

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.