Jaime and Erik’s begging wins them an $80,000 wedding

Survivor China cast members Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman have won the $80,000 wedding that they begged fans to help them win.

They’ll marry April 4, 2009 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, according to a press release. That’s presumably the same day that virginal Erik will lose the most interesting part about himself.

Besides using Facebook, Erik and Jaime also issued a press release about their “low-key love story”. They’ll apparently be blogging about their wedding, although that page does not yet exist.

Clearly, my plea to vote against them failed, or else People magazine’s positivity has a stronger pull than my cynicism (and apparently teh couple wasn’t aware of it, judging by Jaime’s post here (currently the fourth one from the top).

There is some good news: the runners-up all get “a two-night stay in a luxurious one-bedroom villa” worth $1,000, according to the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

CBS Survivor: China Couple Wins $80,000 Charleston, S.C. Wedding [Charleston Area CVB press release]

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.