Danielle wins Top Model 6

The most surprising reality show outcome last night occurred on UPN, the network that’s about to die. America’s Next Top Model 6 concluded, and Danielle was crowned the winner.

Danielle became America’s next next next next next next top model (I never tire of that joke) by beating Joanie, who was the favorite to win going into the finale. Jade was first out, her ugly personality having finally caught up with her. Of course, on her way out, she persisted in her delusion that she’s the best thing to ever happen to the universe, even bowing to the judges as she left the panel room (Twiggy laughed).

Danielle wasn’t a sure thing, mostly because Tyra and the other judges kept complaining about her voice and accent, which they said wasn’t worthy of a Cover Girl. The runner-up, Joanie, took the news well, saying, “I would have been so happy if it was me, but I’m okay. The best girl won.”

Episode 12: Danielle is America’s Next Top Model [UPN]

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.