Countdown to Africa airs tonight.

Countdown to Africa airs tonight.
CBS airs Countdown to Africa tonight at 8 p.m. ET, a preview of Survivor Africa that will feature cast members from both Survivor 1 and Survivor 2. You may learn more about the show, however, from Joe Rhodes’ cover story in TV Guide this week. The article, a part of which is online, includes a detailed report from the set and a preview of the first immunity challenge. Additionally, the magazine, which has a cover for each cast member plus ones for each tribe, features a guide to the cast and a look at what the previous cast members have done since their shows aired.
+ also: Mark Burnett says Survivor Africa is the best yet, and says the show is immune to the current ratings slump.

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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