American Idol mansion hosted Playboy TV orgy reality show

The spectacular, modern, multi-story mansion that the American Idol finalists moved in to last week once was the set of Playboy TV’s reality series Swing, a show on which “real couples [have] the opportunity to live out their erotic curiosities” at the “Swing House,” according to the network. In other words, the couples have sex with each other.

Season two debuts April 21, and this preview of the first episode clearly shows the house in multiple shots; anyone who saw clips from the results show would know that. TMZ first reported the multiple uses of the space, although hilariously by reporting that “Sources tell TMZ” that it’s the same place, which means those sources could be anyone who watched two clips.

Really, this isn’t that big of a deal or surprising–the house is probably rented for productions frequently–and what happened in the hotel rooms, beds, and bathrooms that the finalists were previously staying in is probably a lot more shocking, but there’s just no videotape of that.

Here’s the preview of Playboy TV’s show with images from the house:

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.