No Celebrity Rehab this year, but maybe later, or maybe not

VH1’s Celebrity Rehab is off VH1’s schedule this year, although it’s not cancelled, just being taken into a field for a long walk before someone puts it out of its misery. Dr. Drew has a new talk show on The CW, Lifechangers.

Entertainment Weekly reported that “VH1 has no current plans for 2012 editions of its hit show Celebrity Rehab, or its spin-off Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, though both could return at some point later on. … A VH1 rep says the Celebrity Rehab programs are not cancelled and future editions are off the schedule due to scheduling issues.”

The show, which I thought was one of the best series on TV when it debuted back in 2008 thanks to its unflinching look at addiction, was criticized last year by Bob Forrest, who helped create it.

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.