Major spring 2008 reality show finales

May has arrived and with it come the end of the nearly every winter reality show, particularly the big competition series, and also some spring shows. Below is when all major shows (read: shows I care about) air their finales. All times are ET/PT; longer-than-normal durations are denoted by a time range.

Friday, May 1
Supernanny, ABC, 8 p.m.
Wife Swap, ABC, 9 p.m.

Monday, May 4
I Love Money 2, MTV, 9 p.m. (reunion May 10)

Tuesday, May 5
The Real Housewives of New York City Bravo, 10 p.m. (reunion May 12 at 10 and bonus footage May 14 at 9)

Sunday, May 10
The Amazing Race 14, CBS, 8 p.m.
The Celebrity Apprentice 2, NBC, 8 to 11 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12
The Biggest Loser 7, NBC, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13
America’s Next Top Model 12, The CW, 8 p.m.

Thursdays, May 14
Hell’s Kitchen 5, Fox, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 17
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC, 7 p.m.
Survivor Tocantins, CBS, 8 to 11 p.m.

Monday, May 18
Dancing with the Stars 8 finalists perform, ABC, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19
American Idol 8 finalists perform, Fox, 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Stars 8 results, ABC, 9 to 11 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20
American Idol 8 results, Fox, 8 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3
Make Me a Supermodel 2, Bravo, 10 p.m.

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.