reality blurred joining Federated Media; please tell them a little about yourself

In non-reality TV news, reality blurred has been invited to join Federated Media, an organization that says its mission is to “support independent website authors and audiences, by connecting them to marketers in an ongoing and robust conversation that feeds everyone involved.”

In other words, they’re my new pimp. Seriously, I’m thrilled to be in such honorable company.

Advertising helps me keep the site running and pay my cable bill, and in order to convince advertisers that their money is well-spent trying to woo you, I need your help. Luckily, that only involves taking a short 20-question survey about something you know a lot about: yourself. You can remain anonymous, of course.

As an added bonus, taking the survey helps you avoid work for at least five more minutes. What are you waiting for?

And thanks, as always, for reading.

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.