Victoria Beckham’s NBC reality series becomes a special

The NBC reality series starring Victoria Beckham is no longer a series, according to several reports, but instead has been turned into a special.

A few days ago, The Mirror reported that Victoria “walked out” because she “was fuming when producers of the fly-on-the-wall series about her move to America insisted she must fly out to Los Angeles this week for a fortnight’s filming,” even though that overlapped with her husband David’s soccer games.

Victoria’s spokesperson told the paper, “Victoria has had great fun filming the show. However the schedule was incredibly tight and it is up to the network what happens next.”

People reported that Victoria “hasn’t pulled out but has decided to put David and her children first. Victoria was supposed to go back to L.A. this week and next week but has canceled. What that means is that out of a very tight four or five-week filming schedule, half of it is lost.”

Either way, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed with its own anonymous sources that the series was now just a one-off special, although it noted that “the special could lead to more specials or a series.”

Posh Quits £10M US TV Show [Mirror]
Victoria Beckham TV Show Faces Uncertain Future [People]
Beckham series becoming special [Hollywood Reporter]

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.