Global Extremes ends today with 8.5 hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest.

Global Extremes ends today with 8.5 hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest.
Outdoor Life Network’s Global Extremes: Mt. Everest will conclude this afternoon with an eight and a half hour live broadcast from Mt. Everest that ends with the finalists reaching the summit, assuming all goes well. Fifty years ago next Thursday, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit; today, the show’s five finalists join many other groups (including climbers from India, China and South Korea, and the US that have already reached the summit) in commemorating that event. OLN’s coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and continues until midnight. The network hoped it would be the first to air live footage from the top, but they were beaten by two Tibetans whose video aired live on China Central Television.

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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