Oxygen enables Paris Hilton by giving her yet another reality show

Once upon a time, a reality show with Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole Richie, The Simple Life, was amusing and entertaining. Then it got all fake and Paris Hilton became annoying as she went on to find a new best friend on multiple reality shows.

She faded away from reality TV, but now Oyxgen is giving her more attention: they are going to air an untitled series produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions that the network says will focus on “her life beyond what we see in the tabloids,” which includes “Paris and four important women in her life, through all of their ups and downs, loves gained and lost, marriages, kids, divorce and more, revealing a lively group of dynamic individuals.”

Those friends include Charlie Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller, Playboy model Jennifer Rovero, and Allison Melnick, plus Paris’ mom, Kathy Hilton, who had her own failed reality series that she thought “fucking suck[ed]”.

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.