David Bromstad’s HGTV series may be “a color show”

Today, HGTV’s Design Star winner David Bromstad begins filming the four-episode series that will follow him as he works to develop the prize he won: a 13-episode series on HGTV.

I spoke to him yesterday, and he told reality blurred that his show, which will air next spring, might be “a color show” that’s a “newer, fresher take” than the one other color-themed show HGTV currently airs. Redecorating rooms and working on projects as part of the series, he would “show how to use color and not be afraid of it.” David said the network executives “want to play to my strengths but I think they also want to fill gaps” in their programming.

He also admitted to being a reality show fan, watching such shows as America’s Next Top Model, Top Chef, and Project Runway, which he says is “probably my favorite.” Those talent-based series, he said, are now thriving because “when you base a show on talent, it’s really exciting. And you get to see a lot of freaky people.”

He also admitted to watching Big Brother 7, and said he, too, was not happy with Mike Boogie’s win. “He played the game really well, but he’s such a slimeball!” David said.

As to how he was portrayed on his show, he said the editors “did a good job” and showed “everyone as very true to themselves,” although Vanessa “got kind of the raw end of the deal” because they focused more on her. He also insisted that his on-screen persona is not like his home life. “I’m a weirdo,” he said. “I’m a very quiet person when I’m not working. All i really do is go to the beach; I stay home, I don’t go out. I’m kind of a homebody. But when I’m around people, i think i just thrive around people, they give me so much energy.”

David also said that he “would love to be involved” in season two of the show, perhaps as a guest judge. He said he’d be “really disappointed if I couldn’t get in there.”

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.