If I Can Dream now live, follows five people who dreamed of being watched 24/7 online

Idol creator Simon Fuller’s latest series, If I Can Dream, starts today, but it’s only online, both in edited episodes and 24/7 streaming. It follows five people who live in Hollywood and are pursuing their dreams to be famous, followed on social networking, and watched 24/7 by cameras. Or, you know, become performers of some kind.

They’re moving into their house right now (7 p.m. ET), and you can select which room in the house to watch live, using an impressively slick interface that has much clearer video than Big Brother offers (and as a bonus, there are no challenges involving, say, ejaculating spider webs, either).

You can also follow them via the requisite social network sites. In the future, viewers can audition to move to Hollywood and have their lives taped–oh, and pursue their dreams.

Episodes will be on Hulu, and this is the first one, which is titled “The Journey to Hollywood Special” (hmm, that sounds familiar):

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.