Six days left to enter the Hell’s Kitchen TV giveaway; American Idol CDs, t-shirts for the runners-up

This coming Sunday is the last day to enter the Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest, in which you can win a brand-new flat-screen LCD TV.

While I’d love to give prizes to all of you who’ve entered, alas, there have to be losers. However, there is good news: There will be fewer losers, as another FOX show, American Idol, is kicking in 10 additional prizes.

So, the first runners-up will win Hell’s Kitchen aprons. The next five selected will win the American Idol Season 5 Encores CD, which feature a cover by each of the top 12 finalists, plus liner notes where each contestant thanks those responsible for their success, like Jesus. Five more lucky people will receive American Idol t-shirts. (Alas, I cannot honor specific consolation prize requests; it’s all up to the luck of the draw, you picky bastard.)

Thus, one person will win the TV and 14 people will other prizes; all winners will be drawn at random and notified via e.mail sometime next week. Read the rules and enter today. Thanks for entering, thanks for reading reality blurred, and good luck.

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.

about the writer

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.