CBS won’t let Jenna be in PETA ad.

CBS won’t let Jenna be in PETA ad.
CBS will not allow Survivor Amazon winner Jenna Morasca to be in an ad for PETA. Jenna “had agreed to slip into a fake fur bikini … for a PETA print ad. According to a PETA rep, everything was good to go, until CBS execs pulled out the rug at the 11th hour,” E! Online reports. According to a PETA spokesperson, the organization and network negotiated about the content of the ad, until CBS said Jenna wouldn’t be allowed to appear. (The network contractually controls her appearances for a period of time.) Is CBS’ rejection due to PETA’s past criticism and threats of legal action against the show? CBS’ Chris Ender says no: “We harbor no grudge against PETA. In some ways, we’re grateful. They’ve provided us with some of the best publicity we ever had in the first season.”

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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