Lex, Tom given second place prizes because of immunity challenge error.

Lex, Tom given second place prizes because of immunity challenge error.
Both Lex van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan were awarded $100,000 each in January, the same amount of money that Kim Johnson received (and will keep) for her second-place finish. The reason: The second-to-last immunity challenge contained a question about which female cast member didn’t have any piercings. Kim answered Kelly Goldsmith, but after the finale aired the producers learned that Lindsey Richter also has no piercings. Lex answered “Lindsey” but lost the challenge during the finale. The New York Post reports that “CBS did not make public the fact that it had designated three second-place prize winners until reporters began to ask questions yesterday.”

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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