Emily Maynard will be the next Bachelorette

The Bachelorette 8 will continue the tradition of drawing from the pool of previous seasons’ cast members for its lead and star Emily Maynard, who broke up with Brad Womack last summer after meeting him on The Bachelor 15.

This has been perpetually rumored since last summer, and in late December, tabloid reports said she’d been asked and was close to signing on.

Now, Reality Steve reports that she said yes, and that “they are moving locations for filming for the first time in about 10 seasons” to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Production begins in March, which is when anyone who lives near there should find the cast in public and take lots of photos, so they can be threatened by ignorant crew members.

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.