Ryan Lochte’s reality TV connection, Colin Farrell loves Biggest Loser, Ryan Seacrest MIA at Olympics, CBS cancels 3

Olympian Ryan Lochte has been linked to VH1 reality star K. Michelle, from Love and Hip-Hop. [RumorFix]

To get in shape for his role in Total Recall, Colin Farrell watched The Biggest Loser, which he calls “one of my favorite shows.” [Fox 411]

NBC’s decision to include Ryan Seacrest in their coverage of the London Olympics is baffling in part because he isn’t great at what he’s doing there, but as Mary McNamara notes, “Seacrest’s presence at the London Games has been most notable for its absence.” Excellent. [Los Angeles Times]

CBS’ absurdly low-rated dating series 3 has been cancelled after two episodes. The most surprising part about this is that the show was produced by Magical Elves. [Vulture]

Snooki is looking forward to giving birth to a baby, a new perfume, nail polish, and nail stickers. Also she wants to write a children’s book, seriously. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jersey Shore star Pauly D makes $11 million a year–as a DJ alone. [Yahoo]

The Amazing Race cast member Jaime Edmondson went Hillbilly Handfishin’. [YouTube]

Read the first chapter of Teen Mom Farrah Abraham’s book My Teenage Dream Ended; clearly, her teenage dream didn’t involve becoming a star famous enough to publish a memoir. [MTV]

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.