New York Housewives pushed back because it was boring; will Camille Grammer show up?

The Real Housewives of New York City has been pushed back, and a report says it was because the cast is too boring, which may lead Bravo to bring Beverly Hills cast member Camille Grammer in for a guest appearance and cause the series to stray even further from reality than it currently is.

Yesterday, Andy Cohen e.mailed the cast members to alert them that their season was being bumped in exchange for the new Miami version, and said, “We decided yesterday that our best bet was to give ourselves a little breathing room. I would rather get the show right than rush it to air.”

But Page Six reports that “the New York show didn’t have enough drama to satisfy producers, including new executive producer Omid Kahangi,” so “one option to up the local drama might be to bring Beverly Hills housewife Camille Grammer to New York, the location of her divorce drama with Kelsey Grammer, who is soon to marry girlfriend Kayte Walsh. A source said Grammer hasn’t been approached by New York producers, but that Zarin has invited her to hang out with the Housewives.”

Andy Cohen sort of, kind of denied that report, saying in a statement, “No conspiracy here, folks. We have an embarrassment of riches with Miami and New York, and I assure you that ‘the Real Housewives of NYC’ will be well worth the wait.”

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.