tribes switch three “best” members; Silas voted out of his new tribe.

tribes switch three “best” members; Silas voted out of his new tribe.
Jeff Probst revealed the long-awaited surprise on Survivor Africa, and it did not involve splitting the two tribes into three, as was rumored. Instead, each tribe unknowingly selected their three “best” members who immediately became members of the opposite tribe. Frank and Teresa escaped certain doom as they left Samburu along with Silas for Boran, while Boran’s Kelly, Tom and Lex became the newest members of Samburu. The new, stronger Boran won the reward challenge but later lost immunity, and unanimously voted off Silas at Tribal Council.
+ also: Survivor Africa aired on time because CBS–along with NBC and FOX–decided not to air President Bush’s latest Thursday night address.Africa

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.