Surreal Life 6’s “reality hunk” revealed (maybe)

Since the most famous members of the recently announced cast of The Surreal Life 6 were both stars of sitcoms that aired 30 years ago, we clearly need at least one person who will be recognizable to the MTV generation. (Well, the new MTV generation, since the original is now pushing 40.)

Anyway, the reality TV show cast member slot is going to be filled by a “reality hunk” who the other cast members will vote into the house. That person, according to a report on The Real World/Road Rules Blog, is Ace, aka Clyde Daryn Amerson, from The Real World Paris. Update: Shortly after posting that item, the site retracted their statement, noting that Ace had just participated in the process.

Update: There’s now word of another possiblity: Maven from Tough Enough. And RealityBBQ reports that (highlight again) Big Brother’s Scott Long is taping the show.

In other words, even though all three men may have been up for consideration, no one has any freaking idea who actually made it into the house.

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.