Jon Gosselin fails to mock himself in not-very-funny Funny or Die video

I’m not sure Jon Gosselin has earned the right to mock himself yet, but that’s what he tries to do in this Funny or Die video. I’m also not sure it’s funny or even satirical.

In the video, Jon says, “I just want to go back to the normal, simple life like I used to have,” and then proceeds to (pretend to) change various parts of his life while Cher sings “If I Could Turn Back Time.” However, because he still is all of the things he says he’s changing, from the Ed Hardy shirts to the parade of women to the subject of paparazzi’s attention, I’m not sure what the point is. It’s almost as if he’s ridiculing the world for expecting him to actually change. Or maybe it’s just sad.

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.