Dancing with the Who? Really? cast announced

The cast of Dancing with the Stars has been announced, and it’s the usual mix of “who?” (Disney Channel star) and “really?” (Andy Dick).

Most interesting is that just 11 cast members were announced today, and the show usually has 12 or 13; Reality Steve is insisting that Bachelor star Sean Lowe will be the 12th cast member.

Here are the people who are confirmed as participants:

  • Zendaya Coleman, Disney Channel’s Shake It Up!, with Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Andy Dick, former comedian, with Sharna Burgess
  • Dorothy Hamill, former Olympian, with Tristan MacManus
  • D.L. Hughley, comedian, with Cheryl Burke
  • Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens player, with Karina Smirnoff
  • Wynonna Judd, Judd, with Tony Dovolani
  • Victor Ortiz, former boxer, with Lindsay Arnold
  • Kellie Pickler, former American Idol contestant, with Derek Hough
  • Igno Rademacher, soap opera actor, with Kym Johnson
  • Alexandra Raisman, Olympic gymnastics captain, with Mark Ballas
  • Lisa Vanderpump, Bravo star, with Gleb Savchenko

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.