Survivor alumni invited to a “Survivor social”: tweeting

Survivor Blood vs. Water debuts tonight, and CBS sent an invitation to past cast members inviting them to join together at a “Survivor social.” Alas, the location is their own “living room,” and it’s basically an invitation to help promote the series and “live tweet alongside other former survivor castaways [and Jeff Probst].”

The invitation is below (I’ve redacted the e.mail address for the publicist that former cast members are asked to RSVP to), and it asks them to “join the conversation on Twitter with former Castaways while watching Survivor.”

As part of that, they’re asked to use not one but four different hashtags: #Survivor, #BloodvsWater, #SurvivorsReady, #TribalCouncil. At least it’s not #SurvivorsReadyforBloodvsWaterTribalCouncil.

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.