CBS will charge for access to Big Brother 2 live video streams; houseguests moved in last Sunday.

CBS will charge for access to Big Brother 2 live video streams; houseguests moved in last Sunday.
In a brilliant move that could quite possibly alienate Big Brother 2‘s primary–and only remaining–audience, CBS is planning to charge for access to the live video streams broadcast over the web. A free trial will last until Sunday, when those who want to watch the live feeds will have to pay for an as-yet-unpriced subscription to watch during the rest of the season.
+ update: The New York Times reported today that the houseguests moved in on Sunday and have thus already been interacting with each other. Also, an executive producer tells the Times that this year the show “is all about story,” so like other reality TV shows, events could be shown out of order to maintain that episode’s story arc.

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.

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