MTV following Schlitterbahn water park employees for new reality series

If you’ve ever seen one of those Travel Channel water park countdown shows, you’ve heard of Schlitterbahn, the huge water park in Texas. Soon, the park will be getting exposure on another network: MTV.

Waterpark, which has not yet been officially picked up, is “a coming-of-age story about the park’s workers, the majority of whom are 16 to 22″ and who “deal with all kinds of teenage angst, from first job jitters to unrequited crushes,” the San Antonio Express-News reports, citing a 27-year-old park employee.

A park spokesperson “said camera crews would follow the cast members around the water park as they deal with the issues of the day, and after work as they hang out with friends.”

Last week, MTV producers started casting park employees, who “[were] encouraged to submit a headshot, bio and photos of friends,” according to the paper. The show may tape in the spring and air in a year or so.

MTV plans reality show at New Braunfels’ Schlitterbahn [San Antonio Express-News]

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.