Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest winners revealed

We have a winner for the Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest. Before I reveal her name, and the names of the runners-up, I just wanted to thank FOX for the prizes, and more importantly, say thanks to every single person who entered. I grow fond of watching your entries come in day after day, and I’ll miss that time we shared. And seriously, thanks for reading reality blurred.

Ultimately, there were thousands of entries, and considering that some people entered every single day, the odds were still pretty good. But in the end, it was all up to the random number generator at random.org, which selected the winners for me. They are:

The grand-prize TV winner
– Rose A. of Jacksonville, FL.

Hell’s Kitchen apron winners
– Robert B., Raleigh, NC
– Keith B., Springfield, IL
– Nicole M., Lake Park, MN
– Lloyd Q., San Diego, CA

American Idol Season 5 Encores CD winners
– Ann M., Des Moines, IA
– Barbara M., Ontario, Canada
– Westley L., Phoenix, AZ
– Allison T., San Francisco, CA
– Hallie T., Auburn, ME

American Idol t-shirt winners
– Michelle C., Taylors, SC
– Zachary G., Tomahawk, WI
– Christopher I., Pasadena, TX
– Dylin R., San Francisco, CA
– Theresa S., Macon, GA

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.