• The year in reality TV, 2008

  • The City’s “fake reality is more real than you might think”

  • Bret Michaels “pretty sure” he’s done with Rock of Love after three seasons

  • Operation Filmmaker, Cat Dancers, Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, and other documentaries now airing

  • Introducing a DVR-safe RSS feed and other ways to read reality blurred

  • 2008’s most popular reality TV stories and shows

  • The City, Bromance debut as Hills ratings fall

  • Sea Shepherd, whalers’ boats collide; Whale Wars was Animal Planet’s most-watched show

  • 2008’s Top Reality TV Whores

  • Best Survivor contestants “have really strong opinions, they know who they are”

  • Heidi and Spencer aren’t married; Lauren and Heidi kind of reconcile

  • Japanese whalers say Animal Planet staged Whale Wars shooting

  • MTV’s ratings down 23% among 12- to 34-year-olds

  • Sober House will follow Celebrity Rehab cast, Andy Dick in sober living

  • Bob “was in favor of bringing Matty to the end, which in hindsight was not a very bright thing”

  • MTV plans “empowering and aspirational series”; Oxygen, Fox Reality get new shows

  • Department of Agriculture investigating seized Survivor Gabon artifacts; others are on eBay

  • Items from Real World Brooklyn house for sale

  • Bachelor women include four single moms

  • Simon Cowell: “we will continue in the way we’ve always done”

  • Sugar “got the best contract” Survivor’s ever given; Susie is “okay” with Randy’s vote

  • Ken: “Everything I did out there was purely strategic”; Matty: “Gabon humbled me immensely”

  • Todd Homme died days before Blush finale

  • Heidi and Spencer’s courtroom wedding may have been faked, too

  • Atlanta housewives renewed; parts of show faked; four of five housewives called “broke”