Big Brother 4 twist: four exes will join the nine-member cast.

Big Brother 4 twist: four exes will join the nine-member cast.
Four Big Brother 4 cast members will be surprised to learn that their exes are joining the cast too. The cast will be told of the twist on the first day, but there’s no word when the exes will be brought in. “[N]one of the houseguests knew their former mates were screened as possible…participants,” Entertainment Weekly reports. And producer Arnold Shapiro says, ”It will be a really unpredictable situation. Maybe they’ll be happy to see the ex who broke up with them, or maybe it’s someone they are dreading to see. It’s going to be the most turbulent, unpredictable time–not only at the end of the first show but in the days and weeks to follow.” The cast moves in on Friday but the show won’t begin until a week from today, Digital Spy reports, which would likely mean that the cast is currently sequestered, or else they’d be learning about the twist now.

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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