Kid Nation gets a visit from Michael Jackson in a satirical promo

With the hysteria over Kid Nation‘s concept all but gone, it’s apparently now time to have some fun with the concept. Forty kids in one place saying the name “Michael” over and over again probably made it inevitable that someone would combine footage from CBS’ reality series with footage from Michael Jackson talking about his relationship with kids, and that’s exactly what’s happened.

A fake promo for the series created by someone named Dango uses footage from the show and from Jackson’s now-famous interview. The result is a terribly wrong but completely hysterical two minutes, and works to illustrate how much editing can effect reality TV even while it makes a horrible joke that just keeps getting better and better.

Kid Nation Shocker! [YouTube]

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.