Tough Enough’s Maven joins Surreal Life cast; Big Brother 5’s Scott shows off his poopy pants

I finally got around to watching the debut of The Surreal Life 6, and although the cast seems boring on paper, it was. But the best casting move was letting the other C-list cast members have the power to select the final cast member during the “15 More Minutes of Fame Reality Hunk Pageant.”

First off was John Paylok from Survivor Vanuatu, who was wearing a stupid wig and skirt made out of leaves and did a bad job of pretending to be funny.

In round two, Scott Long from Big Brother 5, no stranger to taking off his clothes in public, stripped down to small yellow briefs, and when he turned around–well, let’s just say that he and toilet paper are not good friends. “Scott’s yellow panties had skid marks and it was, like, a big one,” Andrea Lowell said. “I’m so sorry,” he said, clearly embarrassed.

The next to go was Corey Clark, who Steve Harwell first referred to as “the kid who was banging Paula Abdul.” After Corey sang, he told us in an interview, “You suck ass. At least you got some ass out of the deal from Paula.” They dumped him because, as Alexis Arquette said, “It might just have been the kissin’ and tellin’ that did it for you, buddy. Sorry, Corey.” He added in an interview, “He’s the one who talked all the crap about Paula Abdul. We don’t want somebody talking crap about us.”

Scott said he’d make out with any of the three women, but was eliminated next. That left The Real World Paris‘ Ace Amerson and Tough Enough‘s Maven Huffman were the last two standing, but Maven was voted into the house by the three women.

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.