On reality blurred, almost six million stories were read this year, and I’ve gathered together those that were most-frequently read—by regular readers like you, fans who shared stories on social media, or people who were in search of information and turned to Google while watching TV.
Archives for 2017
Big Brother 2 houseguest Kent Blackwelder died Saturday, according to people associated with the show. He was 62, and is the first person from CBS’ version of Big Brother to die. A social media post by a family member says he died “unexpectedly” but did not give more details. Big Brother casting director Robyn Kass… continue reading
If you need a metaphor for Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, the final immunity challenge will be sufficient: a relatively straightforward game which fell apart every time it seemed like it was making some progress. If you need yet another example for why this season, its players, and/or its editing frustrated me, look no further… continue reading
Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers concludes with its two-hour finale and live reunion, which means we’ll be learning more about Survivor 36, which is called Survivor Ghost Island. Here’s what we know so far about the new season, which will debut on Feb. 28, after the special celebrity edition of Big Brother ends. Survivor 36’s title,… continue reading
It’s that time of year: When we look back at our lives—and pop culture—to think about what affected us most during the previous 12 months. In reality TV, this was a year of stasis. There was nothing that broke out or changed the game in any significant way. Though there are many, many shows debuting on… continue reading
A review of the Netflix and BBC show The Big Family Cooking Showdown, which will invite you in from the cold, and wrap you in a warm blanket of food and family.
A company that casts seat fillers has sent a casting request for fans to fill seats during the Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers live finale and reunion, and is looking for several specific fans, including some who may be interviewed by Jeff Probst on Wednesday’s live reunion.
WOW Presents Plus has announced four new reality shows, including one starring RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 contestant Jasmine Masters, plus an animated series about young drag queens.
I can’t end this year without expressing my eternal gratitude goes to the 56 people who are reality blurred’s current patrons.
And I do realize that not everyone can become a patron, or wants to use Patreon, so by frequent request, I’ve added a few more ways to support the site.
It’s a quieter TV time of year, at least until Jan. 1, but there’s still lots of TV to watch as you do last-minute online shopping for products with the coolest logo ever—or while you stay home to avoid last-minute shoppers. This preview covers reality TV and other nonfiction that debuts over the next two weeks, and… continue reading
It’s the end of the year, and that means I’m reflecting about this year, and what I’d like to do next year. And I need your help.
Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned and/or was fired Wednesday from Donald Trump’s White House. Two timelines detail her exit and her ascent to The White House.
Two years ago, truTV warmed the holidays with Santas in the Barn, a good-natured, witty, joyous Christmas-themed competition that kept the spirit of goofy, fun competition series alive after King of the Nerds was unceremoniously cancelled earlier that year.
But what happened to it? Why wasn’t there a Santas in the Barn season two?
I asked truTV President Chris Linn
In this edition of The Confessional, Dana Escamilla, the creator of the web site Taste of Reality, takes a deep dive into the places the cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has visited, and how the show has affected them.
ABC has cancelled the currently-airing third season of The Great American Baking Show and fired judge Johnny Iuzzini after multiple women said that he sexually harassed and abused them when they worked for him at a New York City restaurant that he left in 2011.