HGTV casting for Design Star 3, renews David Bromstad’s Color Splash for three seasons

HGTV is doing extremely well with Design Star, its engaging competition that gives its winner their own series on the network. The first season’s winner, David Bromstad, just had his show Color Splash renewed for three more seasons, while the network is casting for a third season of the reality competition even as the second is still airing.

HGTV “has ordered three more seasons — or 39 additional episodes — of” David’s series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while Design Star 3 “is set to debut in the third quarter.” An HGTV spokesperson tells reality blurred that it’s the third quarter of 2008, and production will take place February 26 to April 30 of next year.

Applications are due Oct. 31; the network wants people who have “Design Expertise,” “Personality That Pops,” and “Passion for Your Work.”

‘Design’ lays blueprint for third season [Hollywood Reporter]
Are you a great designer? Be a part of Design Star season three! [HGTV]

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.