CBS sued over unaired reality TV show “harness of pain” stunt.

CBS sued over unaired reality TV show “harness of pain” stunt.
CBS and Rocket Science Laboratories, the producers of Temptation Island, have been sued by participants in the pilot episode of a show called Culture Shock. According to The Smoking Gun, which publishes the lawsuit, the show “involved five couples competing in physical competitions, with the winning pair receiving as much as $75,000.” One of the members of the couple “was hoisted up in the ‘Harness of Pain,’ which left her screaming in ‘excruciating pain’ and in a cold sweat”; they say the “‘physical and emotional pain’ endured by Mouser and Russell was ‘far more than that which they had arguably bargained for.'”

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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