Dance-off hurts, doesn’t save Belinda Carlisle

Go-Go’s member Belinda Carlisle went-went home first on Dancing with the Stars 8 after losing a point in the first-ever dance off.

The show’s new twist allowed the bottom two–Belinda and Steve Wozniak–to re-do one of their previous dances and receive new scores from the judges. Belinda lost a point from her Monday version, and it wasn’t even crotchety old man Len Goodman who took the point away, it was Carrie Ann Inaba. Still, that left her more judges’ points than Woz, but he stuck around, because he’s Woz.

Steve-O returned to take the blame for his injury, saying he wanted to do the flip and that his partner, Lacey, didn’t want him to. Beyond that, the first results show packed in as much filler as usual, even with the dance-off. From Jewel performing to the Macy’s Stars Of Dance (what?) to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a lot of fast-forward buttons got work-outs last night.

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.