Judge allows Blagojevich to stay on Celebrity Apprentice 3

After being forced to stay away from the life-changing experience known as I’m a Celebrity 2, Rod Blagojevich won’t have his reality TV dreams dashed by a judge this time, and will stay on The Celebrity Apprentice 3 as a contestant.

While The Chicago Tribune reports that “prosecutors have concerns about the prospective jury pool seeing or hearing the show close to trial,” since it airs in March and will end close to his June trial date, “[p]rosecutors did not seek to block Blagojevich’s appearance, but asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel to address it today in court.” The judge “said he is only concerned the show could lead to difficulty trial-administration issues down the line — such as when Blagojevich makes a statement on the show — whether he opens himself up to something the government could introduce in court.”

Judge won’t block Blago from ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ [Chicago Tribune]

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.