Win History’s American Originals DVD megaset

The History Channel has offered a free DVD set to a reality blurred reader, and I’m happy to pass that along. It’s the American Originals megaset, which has a retail value of $99 and includes season one of Ice Road Truckers, season one of Ax Men, season one of Tougher in Alaska, and eight episodes of Dangerous Missions. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift; perhaps it’d make a good belated Father’s Day present if you suck and forgot the holiday?

To win, simply leave a comment here about why you want the DVD set. I’ll randomly pick one winner Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary, et cetera; just have a working e.mail address in your profile if you’re logging in using disqus.com or Twitter. (And don’t forget: to get comments approved, you need to post under your real name. If your comments aren’t being approved, check the quick and easy instructions here.)

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.

about the writer

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.