Jon Dalton: “I’m easily one of the top three most recognizable reality stars ever”

Jon Dalton, formerly of Survivor Pearl Islands fame, and now of Kill Reality fame, says he’s pretty famous. Very famous, in fact. “I’m easily one of the top three most recognizable reality stars ever,” he says.

Perhaps to make him the most recognizable reality star ever, elbowing past–who? Trishelle? Richard Hatch? that guy who was on the show and did that thing?–he and his alter ego have joined the cast of E!’s Kill Reality.

He says that on Kill Reality, “An underlying theme of the show — I don’t know if it was intentional, but I know it wasn’t intentional going into it — is the duality of Jonny Fairplay and Jon Dalton. I think a lot of people are going to be shocked by the heart that Jon Dalton has.”

Those people who will be the most shocked will be medical professionals, who will be surprised to learn that a maggot-infested, blackened, evil heart can keep a person alive.

Can Jonny Fairplay Kill Reality? [TV Guide Online]

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.