Heather and Eve blame camera operator for game-ending mistake.

Heather and Eve blame camera operator for game-ending mistake.
On Wednesday’s episode of The Amazing Race 3, the team of Harvard law school roommates took a cab to the pit stop rather than walking, as they were instructed to do; they rationalized it saying they could walk from the cab to the pit stop. The 37 minute penalty for the infraction put them in last place, and they were eliminated from the race. On The Early Show Thursday, Eve said, “it was indicated by our cameraman [that it was] OK to take a cab. We ended up taking the cab, and obviously, it ended up hurting us.” They also said the producers weren’t aware of the camera operator’s role when they issued the penalty, and said they voluntarily came forward. “No one would have known that we had taken the cab because no one saw us.”

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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