A pitch for you to watch The Pitch

AMC’s The Pitch returns tonight for its second season, and as you can see in the preview below, its first season was critically acclaimed, though only some critics got the names of their publications read aloud in the promo.

While it could have devolved into an Undercover Boss-style advertisement, the series focused on both people and process, and didn’t avoid uglier moments, all presented it in a beautifully shot and edited package. It also frustratingly left out the reason why the advertiser chose the winning agency, and I hope season two changes that. (Read my full season one review.)

Even if it doesn’t, though, it’s still an hour of reality television worth watching.

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.