Real World San Diego 2’s trailer: oh no

MTV has released the trailer for The Real World‘s 26th season, which is set in San Diego again. It’s not two minutes you should watch if you think the show is a shadow of its former self; if you are MTV’s blogger, though, you will surprisingly find this to be “just as ridiculous as we’d hoped” instead of depressing.

In the trailer, there’s no sign of angry neighbors or the mother who calls her kid “Pumpkin.” More disappointingly, while Vevmo’s exhaustive research into the cast suggested a more complex group this time, people with interesting backgrounds and life experience that might translate to something more.

Instead, it’s the same old: drinking, hooking up, overly muscled guys yelling at each other. The tiny bit of connection I still have to the series hopes that the trailer is just trying to draw those people who are attracted to this endless nonsense, and the series will surprise with something equally interesting to last season’s storyline.

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.