Ethan wins Survivor Africa.

Ethan wins Survivor Africa.
Ethan Zohn is the winner of Survivor Africa, beating Kim Johnson in the final tribal council vote. Earlier in the episode, Kim won immunity and then Tom Buchanan was eliminated by a vote (contrary to CBS’ announced format of challenge eliminations), and then Kim won the final immunity challenge, and used her vote to eliminate Lex. The votes were revealed in a live studio, although it wasn’t noticeably a studio at first; there was no fatter-Colby, smoother-Tina redux, because the studio and contestants were made up to look almost exactly like they did when the show taped last year. Jeff Probst revealed the votes: 5 for Ethan (or Eathen, by Tom’s spelling) and 2 for Kim.
+ also: CBS will air a follow-up show, called Survivor: Return to Africa, next Thursday night.

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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