Conveyor Belt of Love featured transexual performance artist, actor/model

Conveyor Belt of Love aired its one and only episode last night, and besides a hardcore gay porn star, the men featured included at least two other professional performers: a “tranny performance artist” and a model/actor who’s been on one other reality show. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are others, too.

One of the contestants is a transexual performance artist. On Scott Turner Schofield’s web site, he says he “is a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned straight guy who is usually taken for a gay teenager,” and explains that his “social, medical, and legal transition to Scott Turner Schofield began in 2004, when he simultaneously became a full-time performance artist.” On Twitter, he calls himself “[your] favorite tranny performance artist,” and amusingly wrote that he “never thought this would air.”

Also, Johnny Pride, who was selected by one of the women (let’s not pretend anyone cares about or can remember anyone’s name), has a web site where his resume says he appeared on Fox Reality’s Battle of the Bods as a judge, and a list of his “talent/skills” includes “acting, modeling, comedian.” But not grammar.

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.