Mark Burnett: tribes not split by sex.

Mark Burnett: tribes not split by sex.
Talking to reporters, Survivor Thailand producer Mark Burnett said “the tribes are not split along gender lines.” Beyond that, he only says that “[t]he first five to eight minutes are a very new beginning to the show,” adding that “the way the tribes are even chosen is a very new way of doing it.” Also, he discusses the physical confrontation that occurs during a challenge in the third episode; “for the first time, we allowed physical contact in a challenge” and that led to things getting “a little out of hand,” Zap2it.com reports. In another interview, Jeff Probst said that the contestants were more aggressive, even toward him.

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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