Reunited: The Real World Las Vegas debuts tonight

The Real World Las Vegas cast was reunited for about two weeks in April, and the results are a six-episode series that debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

This marks the first time in the franchise’s history that a cast moved back into its original house and lived together for a new series. Five years later, the seven are now 26, 27, or 29, and Brynn is married with two kids (a journalist who saw them at the Palms told me that Brynn’s baby and husband were with her at the pool one day, but it’s unclear if they’ll be featured on the show).

Reunited: The Real World Las Vegas will also feature at least one new quasi-cast member: Jason Dinant, a stand-up comedian who once appeared on MTV’s Fear. He “landed the role” of a sex expert for the bachelorette party Trishelle throws for Brynn because the “cast members and MTV producers liked his character,” The Post-Standard reports.

In other words, Bunim-Murray is edging their first show into the fake reality territory they carved out on The Simple Life. He might be funny, but his bio describes him as an entertainer and comedian, not a sex expert. He tells the newspaper that he does not know how many episodes will include him, but on his web site, he says he “will be seen starting on Episode 2 or 3.”

Reunited: The Real World Vegas [MTV]
Life in … ‘The Real World’ [Post-Standard]

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.