A Look Back: The 2009 Reality TV Year In Review - September 2009
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/28/2009
With 2009 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at the year that was. The following is Reality TV World's 2009 Reality TV Year In Review, a 12-part, month-by-month review of some of the past year's reality TV headlines, highlights, lowlights, and milestones.
Today we continue our 12-day countdown with the ninth installment: September 2009.
- Bravo announces The Real Housewives of Orange County's fifth season will include the departure of original cast member Jeana Keough.
- Rejected The Bachelor suitor and former Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant Melissa Rycroft says he'll wed fiance Ty Strickland in December.
- VH1 denies it is giving Megan Wants a Millionaire star Megan Hauserman another show. She says it's "been a very challenging time" since Ryan Jenkins, her former Millionaire suitor, was charged with murder and committed suicide.
- A&E's Interventionwins Outstanding Reality Program honors at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. One week later, The Amazing Raceclaims Outstanding Reality-Competition Program honors for the seventh year in a row while Survivor host Jeff Probst takes home the Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program award for the second straight year. Probst subsequently states The Amazing Race should pull itself from the category due to its dominance.
- Reports that Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami star Khloe Kardashian is engaged to NBA star Lamar Odom after only a few weeks of dating surface. Kardashian subsequently confirms the reports and the couple weds less than two weeks later -- however it is reported that the marriage won't become legally binding until a prenuptial agreement is finalized.
- We Are Heroes winAmerica's Best Dance Crew's fourth-season title.
- The Hills star Kristin Cavallari says the MTV reality series isn't real and she just does what the producers tell her to do.
- Former The Hills star Lauren Conrad inks a movie deal for her debut novel "L.A. Candy."
Premieres:America's Next Top Model, Cycle 13 (9/9); So You Think You Can Dance, Season 6 (9/9); The Locator, Season 3 (9/12); Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (9/14); The Biggest Loser, Season 8 (9/15); Launch My Line (9/16); Survivor: Samoa, Season 19 (9/17); Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin (9/17); Dancing with the Stars, Season 9 (9/21); Rescue Ink Unleashed (9/25); The Amazing Race, Season 15 (9/27); Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Season 7 (9/27); My Fair Wedding, Season 2 (9/27); The Hills, Season 5 (9/29); King of the Crown (9/30).