Donald Trump launches production company, hires Apprentice 2 contestant Andy to run it

Donald Trump is starting his own production company, and he’s hired one of his current employees–and a former Apprentice 2 contestant–to run it.

Harvard-educated 20-something candidate Andy Litinsky, who was fired in week 12 of the second season for creating a crappy Pepsi bottle and being rude to Pepsi employees, was hired for real by Trump to work on real estate projects. Now he’ll head Trump’s as-yet-unnamed production company. “He’s a very capable guy,” Trump told Variety.

Trump told Variety that he’s moving into show business because “There are so many things being thrown at me, a lot of them based in L.A., I just thought it would be appropriate. It’s a business I like.”

Variety notes that among the company’s first shows will be the “TV take on Monopoly that Trump is developing with R.J. Cutler,” according to Variety.

H’wood’s Trump card [Variety]

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.