Survivor 23, 24 applications due Tuesday

Applications for Survivor‘s 23rd and 24th season are due on Tuesday, and these are the real applications, not the online casting competition that gave us Jimmy T. and is designed to generate pageviews for

The application says that both seasons will tape “in summer to fall of 2011,” which is consistent with the new production schedule that started with Samoa: back-to-back productions in the same location, with one of the two seasons taking on a twist.

If you want to know what kind of contract you’ll have to sign if you make it to finals in Los Angeles, read the cast contract. And if you’re wondering where you might be heading, Caramoan, in the Philippines, is the rumored location.

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.