Survivor Africa concludes tonight; only one tribal council vote remains.

Survivor Africa concludes tonight; only one tribal council vote remains.
Survivor Africa ends its 13 episode run tonight with a two-hour finale and a one-hour live reunion. At the end of the two-hour ep, either Lex van den Berghe, Tom Buchanan, Kim Johnson, or Ethan Zohn–the final four–will be revealed as the winner. CBS’ EyeMail e.mail newsletter explains how the rest of tonight’s episode will work: “An immunity challenge will eliminate one of the survivors. Then a second immunity challenge will reduce the tribe to the final two members, before the jury of seven castaways, including the two just eliminated, cast the final vote.” Then, just like last year, “the winner will be announced live.” Bryant Gumbel hosts the reunion at 10 p.m. ET.
+ also: how to throw a Survivor finale party.

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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