Duck Dynasty pay raise; Bachelorette contestant sentenced; Apprentice “manufactured”? Lisa Rinna to RHOBH?

  • The stars of Duck Dynasty want a raise to $200,000 an episode for the family, though some reports
  • Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad contestant Kasey Kahl plead no contest to felony battery over a bar fight and got three years of probation and 180 days of community service instead of prison.
  • An anonymous report says Dancing with the Stars pros sign seven-year contracts that frustrate the dancers.
  • Claudia Jordan is no longer friends with Omarosa because of Omarosa’s behavior on Celebrity Apprentice. Meanwhile, Omarosa says drama on the show is “manufactured.”
  • Celebrity Apprentice cast member Lisa Rinna has possibly been approached to star in Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  • CBS will air Brooklyn D.A. following prosecutors in Brooklyn. That’s good news, if only because broadcast networks have all but abandoned docudrama-style reality shows lately.
  • America’s Most Wanted has been cancelled again: Fox killed it in 2011, but Lifetime picked it up only to cancel it two years later, ending the series after 25 seasons overall and 44 episodes and 36 wanted people captured during its Lifetime run.
  • Bachelor Pad couple Tenley and Kiptyn broke up, revealing so in an odd statement that says they’re “both focused on philanthropic and personal growth at this time.”
  • ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is now casting participants who will spend a year working from home with a trainer.
  • A Teen Mom was filmed snorting “a white powdery substance.”
  • Top Chef contestant and chef Spike Mendelsohn juggles.
  • On Facebook, I asked which two reality shows that air on broadcast networks (the big four: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, plus The CW) you’d choose if you had to choose two. The answers were surprising, especially since so many of you crazy people are still watching Amazing Race.
  • What do you know that I need to know? Let me know! Send me links, anonymous reports, corrections, behind-the-scenes info, or whatever.
  • 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.