Why Ivanka Trump should get her own Apprentice

Ivanka Trump has been on The Apprentice for eight seasons now, although her expanded role started in season six, when she replaced Carolyn Kepcher (remember her?). In today’s Daily Beast, I make the case for what we’ve known for a while: Ivanka is by far the best Trump, both on the show and off, and really deserves her own show.

I detail why she really is better than her father, mostly because she’s not as simplistic in her thinking. She’s also direct, confrontational, honest, funny, and engaging, and doesn’t wither away like her brothers.

I think NBC and Mark Burnett should spin off a The Apprentice: College Edition or something similar, perhaps a show that attracts 20- and 30-something contestants who want to compete to actually apprentice with her. Do it in the off season from Celebrity Apprentice and see what happens. My guess: Ivanka will continue to surprise us.

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.

about the writer

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.