No Herman Cain for Dancing with the Stars, but other rumors abound

Dancing with the Stars‘ 14th season won’t become a continuation of the reality show that has been the Republican presidential primary, as Herman Cain has rejected the show’s offer to dance. However, it would be awesome if Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum all agreed to participate; they could snipe at each other in their interviews and keep us entertained in-between debates.

Cain’s assistant told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he said no, joking, “He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count.”

USA TODAY runs down other rumored contestants. Those people include Gavin DeGraw, Perez Hilton, Paula Deen, JWoww, and Kylie or Kendall Jenner. So, you know, really big stars, as usual. Football players Victor Cruz and Vince Young both said they’d been asked, but Cruz told producers no while Young deleted a tweet, suggesting he might be on.

The actual cast will be announced Feb. 28 on Good Morning America.

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.