redesign update: refresh your browser

Thanks for all the feedback on the new redesign, and for the comments. I’m already loving hearing from everyone in a civilized context. Two quick things: Before logging in to comment via Facebook, make sure your privacy settings will let you do that (easy instructions are here). Likewise, your Twitter account needs to have a real name associated with the username (like this). Otherwise, they show you as an anonymous person, and I won’t approve that comment. Tragic!

Second, of the site looks anything like this (thanks to a reader and his clever file naming for that screen shot), your browser is stubbornly holding on to old files even though they’ve changed, and mixing the old and new designs. Trippy. Anyway: Press CTRL and F5, or hold down CTRL while clicking refresh, and that will force it to behave. If not, clear your browser’s history and cache, and restart it, and you’ll be golden. Thanks for your patience, and all of the feedback.

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.