Jeff Probst used to date Kristin Chenoweth, was filmed shirtless by Ryan Seacrest

The stars of two of the best television shows on the air used to date, but are not dating now. Kristin Chenoweth, who stars on Pushing Daisies–my favorite new drama of last season; it’s awesome–dated Survivor host Jeff Probst in the past, but is now just friends with him.

Kristin Chenoweth told E!’s Kristin Dos Santos that she and Jeff “dated along time ago and we just continued our friendship,” and now “we’re really good friends; I adore him.” The rumor that Jeff was dating her now actually apparently came from him: “All I will say about Kristin Chenoweth and I being romantically linked is that I have kept secrets on Survivor for 17 seasons. Am I keeping one now? You tell me,” he told E!.

Speaking of Emmy-winner Jeff Probst, he appears shirtless in a video filmed by Ryan Seacrest backstage at the Emmys. The video doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but is far more entertaining than anything they did on stage Sunday night.

Is Kristin Chenoweth Dating Jeff Probst? [E! Online]

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.