Pamela Anderson not doing a home life reality show, but Will Smith may be

Pamela Anderson and her new husband Rick Salomon will not be starring in an E! reality series, she says. Us Weekly reported “that the couple is developing a reality series for the E! network that will bring viewers inside their whirlwind lifestyle.” An anonymous “source” told the magazine, “Think Nick and Jessica’s show [MTV’s Newlyweds], but with a lot more sex and a crazier family life.”

But Pamela Anderson says that she was only thinking about doing a reality show, and never one that involved her family life. On her web site, she writes, “I WAS considering….. Only to promote and have people see what it’s like to create a show and be on stage starring in a big Vegas production.-(probably not happening anymore) not my family life. (Never my kids) I have to make a lot of big decisions. The choices I have to make now are about quality of life. And meaning. Not about money or fame for no good reason.” The post then rambles on, perhaps leaving the door open I know I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But no regrets- Just living such a huge dream….I’m blessed. So many options. I can’t complain. I can be confused.” (Update: Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from Rick Salomon; no wonder there’s no show.)

Meanwhile, an A-list celebrity is reportedly shopping a reality series based upon his family life. MediaTakeOut.com reports that “a production company associated with Will Smith is pitching a reality show that follows his family.” An anonymous “network insider” tells the site, “The show follows the life of Jada, Will and the children — with the focus mostly on Jada and the children … According to the producers, the Smith’s are somewhere between the Osbourne’s, who are crazy, and the Simmons’ — who are a little too wholesome.”

EXCLUSIVE: Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon to Star in Reality TV Series [Us Weekly]
No reality show! [PamelaAnderson.com]
Will Smith and Family Doing a Run’s House-Style Reality Show [MediaTakeOut.com]

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.