celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.

celebrity Big Brother, Survivor now both unlikely after CBS fails to get stars.
A celebrity edition of Big Brother was possibly going to air last month, with plans for a celebrity Survivor in the works; CBS president Les Moonves said Ray Romano and others “[had] expressed interest” in the latter. Both shows probably won’t happen now, according to Moonves, who tells Entertainment Weekly in the Nov. 8 issue, “We weren’t able to land the talent we’d hoped for.” The magazine quotes Romano who says he “was never going to do Big Brother … and the only way I would have done Celebrity Survivor is if it took place at a Hooters.” Even Danny Bonaduce turned the network down, saying he’s “trying to break away” from such shows.

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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