Levi Johnston running for mayor of Wasilla as part of his own reality show

After appearing on a rather entertaining episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, never mind appearing naked in Playgirl, Levi Johnston will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in 2012, and that will be chronicled on a reality series called Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office. It’s being produced and pitched to networks by Stone and Co., which is currently filming a pilot episode, Variety reports.

In a Variety interview, Levi said “running for mayor is the big part of the show. A little bit of that I’m going to have my boys, I’ll have my life in Hollywood, I’ll be back in Alaska. It’s hard to figure me out. You’ve got to follow me around. I’m very different. I live a crazy life.”

But despite the fact that his manager/body guard Tank Jones said that he wants Levi to run for governor after mayor, Levi admitted that he wasn’t sold on his career as a politician at first (i.e. this was probably just a conceit for a reality show rather than something he wanted to do). “The first time I heard it, I got to be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about it. The thought never crossed my mind. But the more I think about it and look into it, I think there is a possibility we can make this happen. It’s something I want to do,” he said.

Levi’s on the stump and Levi Johnston on his reality show, Alaska, and being ‘half-redneck, half-Hollywood’ [Variety]

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.