Farrah Fawcett’s estate sues producer over “sensationalized” documentary, but he didn’t like it, either

Farrah Fawcett’s estate is suing the documentary filmmaker who produced Farrah’s Story, a documentary about her final years that aired last June on NBC.

Her estate’s lawyers say Craig Nevius, who also produced her TV Land reality series Chasing Farrah, had “access to private and personal information, film footage” and created a documentary that was “amateurish and sensationalized, and looked like tabloid journalism, which was not at all what Ms. Fawcett wanted.” That’s according to TMZ.

TMZ ignores the most fascinating part of the story: the producer basically agrees with those assertions, and sued last summer because he said the documentary was no longer under his control. The LA Times reported last June that “Nevius launched a lawsuit last week claiming that creative control of the TV special was yanked from him six weeks ago by junior producer Alana Stewart, Fawcett’s onetime boyfriend Ryan O’Neal and his business manager.”

Nevius told the paper back then, “it’s not the show Farrah Fawcett wanted.”

Farrah Fawcett’s Estate Sues Documentarian [TMZ]

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.