Florida Keys, home to the next Real World, are being evacuated because of Rita

The cast and crew of The Real World Key West, which is now in production, are sitting in the path of a storm that may soon become a hurricane. Tropical Storm Rita is on a path that will take it overtop the southern Keys, where the new season’s house is located.

I asked Bunim-Murray’s spokesperson if the cast and crew were being evacuated, and received this response:

“It is Bunim-Murray Productions policy not to comment on shows while they are in production, so I can’t share any info about the cast or crew of THE REAL WORLD in Key West at this time.”

As a result of Rita, tourists evacuated this weekend, and today, the entire Florida Keys are being evacuated. Thus, unless the cast plans to weather the storm drunk and tied to the mast of a sailboat, they’re probably heading out or are already far away.

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.