Buffalo Zoo is pressing charges against fence-hopping Fraternity Life pledges.

Buffalo Zoo is pressing charges against fence-hopping Fraternity Life pledges.
For the second time in a week, the men of MTV’s Fraternity Life are in trouble for actions featured on the series. This week’s episode showed Tim, Steve, and Earl jumping the fence at the Buffalo Zoo as they contemplated stealing one of the animals (subtitles detailed the criminal penalties for such an action). Although they didn’t take an animal, the zoo is pressing charges. A statement released by the zoo and reported by the paper says “[t]he illegal actions taken by these three young men could have seriously endangered not only the zoo’s animals, but the individuals involved. We cannot stand by and allow this type of incident to happen without consequences.” The Spectrum reports that the pledges have yet to be arrested or charged. Earlier the fraternity was suspended because of suspected hazing.

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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