Big Brother 11 now casting

If you want to entertain people by having unprotected sex live on the Internet or by being the decent human being who wins after voting people out, Big Brother 11 is now casting.

Mailed in applications are due May 4, and CBS is holding open casting calls across the country. Reality Wanted is also holding a contest that promises that one in 10 users who apply publicly via the site “will have an opportunity to be interviewed by a casting producer.”

The actual application [PDF] asks such questions as “Are there any nude or other revealing or compromising images of you that are available publicly either through the Internet, video or otherwise?”, “Do you have a temper?”, and “Have you ever sought mental health counseling in any form?”

Based upon past seasons’ contestants, the ideal answer to those questions seems to be yes, although the eligibility requirements do say “You must be in excellent physical and mental health”–as if anyone in their right mind would let themselves be locked in the show’s house with other crazy people while being manipulated by its producers.

Big Brother Application [CBS]

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.