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22 of my favorite 2022 reality TV stories

22 of my favorite 2022 reality TV stories
Some of my favorite reality TV show moments, news, and reporting of 2022. (Composite photo by Andy Dehnart of press photos and screenshots; 2022 image and background by Choong Deng Xiang/Unsplash)

Happy (almost) New Year! I hope your year is ending well, whether that’s with holiday celebrations or equally festive quiet time.

I try to take daily walks, whether in the neighborhood or in nature, and while I don’t always have time to do that every day during the holidays, I did have time to take another end-of-the-year stroll through reality blurred’s archives to remind myself about what we’d watched and what I’d written about during the past 12 months.

From that, I selected 22 stories—interviews, recaps, profiles, and features—that stood out. As I’ve already highlighted my favorite reality TV of 2022, I didn’t include full reviews.

The stories below cover everything from The Mole to Holey Moley, American Ninja Warrior to Adam Ruins Everything. While writing and reporting these stories, I learned about how some of our favorite shows are made, connected with people who make and watch TV, and sometimes just entertained myself—and, I hope, you!

Thanks for watching and reading with me this year, and I look forward to more great reality TV and conversation in 2023!

22 of my favorite reality TV stories from 2022

My favorite writing about reality TV and reality shows from 2022, including behind-the-scenes stories, interviews, recaps, profiles, and features.

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About the author

  • Andy Dehnart

    Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

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