Bobby Brown says he did a reality show because “I need money”

Bobby Brown, who’s apparently still waiting for Bravo to offer a second season of Being Bobby Brown, says he did the first season for the paycheck.

Specifically, “It was like, ‘Yo, I have child support. I need money,'” he tells the Boston Herald. But it turned out to also benefit his family in other ways, he says. “We get to look at ourselves and see what’s wrong with ourselves, within ourselves. We’re able to critique each other without an argument.”

The show’s popularity has led Bobby Brown to head back into the recording studio and go on tour, although so far he’s only performed three times so far, and is waiting for more gigs. He says he understands why that’s the case. “Everyone wanted to see whether I was going to show up or not, whether I was going to be Bobby. (Thursday) night (in Atlantic City), they saw I will show up and I will be Bobby and I’ll put my heart and soul into it,” he said.

Maybe one day he’ll show up and be Whitney. That’d be funny.

Bobby being Bobby: How reality TV helped singer get his groove back [Boston Herald]

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.