Real World 25 casting via more than 22 open calls

Despite having its lowest ratings ever for its 23rd season, The Real World will apparently get a 25th season, as MTV and Bunim-Murray aren’t giving up on the aging franchise that was once great but is now an embarrassment. (The 24th season is currently being filmed in New Orleans.)

Today, there are six open calls around the country (Albuquerque, Austin, Bakersfiled, Nashville, Oklahoma City, and St. Louis), and a total of 22 are currently scheduled. The show also accepting mailed-in applications, and is recruiting in certain cities.

As always, you have to be 18 to 24, and an extroverted borderline alcoholic narcissist who’s prone to violent outbursts or exhibitionism and has no self-awareness at all. Well, not really, but that apparently helps.

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.