Survivor brand owners plan legal action over celebrity “Survivor.”

Survivor brand owners plan legal action over celebrity “Survivor.”
The UK’s I’m a Celebrity–Get Me Out of Here!–which will come to the U.S. on ABC next year–wasn’t called Survivor, but the owners of Castaway Productions, the company that owns the rights to the format, “are now attempting to sue” the company that produced the celebrity show, the BBC reports. Castaway says that the celebrity show “contained many of the same elements” as Survivor, including stranding people in a remote location with only rice and water, and having them be voted off the show. “Survivor took many years to develop, a process costing hundreds of thousands of pounds,” the producers said. Earlier, Castaway sued Endemol over Big Brother, claiming that show was similar to Survivor.

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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