Kara DioGuardi hasn’t heard from Idol producers

Kara DioGuardi hasn’t talked to American Idol producers about her job, and learned of rumors of her firing online at the same time we did.

That’s according to her dad, Joe DioGuardi, who’s running for Senate in New York as a Republican. Appearing on the New York TV show Capital Tonight, he said, “Would you believe that she did not hear and still has not heard anything? She read it the way you did and I did. In fact, her disappointment is that’s the way she’s being treated, and she feels that’s not proper.”

In that part of the interview (AI Now has a clip of just the Idol talk, which comes via MJ’s Big Blog), he suggested producers are “trying to create a lot of buzz,” and added, “Does she want to do it another year? I think so.” Noting that she recently got married, he said, “So maybe this is a good opening for her, too.”

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.