Survivor’s timeslot will go to a comedian dog whisperer this summer

CBS will give Survivor‘s timeslot to dogs, literally, this summer, as it debuts a new series that sounds very much like Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer. It’ll air Wednesdays at 8 starting May 30, likely concluding about when Big Brother takes over the timeslot in early July.

Dogs in the City stars “New York City dog guru Justin Silver, a master at resolving issues between canines and their owners,” according to a press release, which says Justin “has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters.”

CBS doesn’t mention that he’s also a comedian, one who started a charity to raise money for rescue organizations. Here’s a video from a 2011 fundraiser.

Appearing on Fox News in 2010 in a segment that is the kind of thing that gives people the idea for developing a reality show, a dog owner asks him if a collar is too tight and he says, “Chill out, lady.” Watch that segment:

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.