Big Brother 4 season extended by two episodes and will conclude Sept. 24.

Big Brother 4 season extended by two episodes and will conclude Sept. 24.
Rather than air the finale of Big Brother 4 opposite the debut of Survivor Pearl Islands, CBS has ordered two more episodes of the show, pushing its finale back to Sept. 24, the same evening that ABC debuts The Bachelor 4. Six house guests currently remain. Last week, the show revealed its latest twist, which involved allowing the house guests to bid on “how many weeks they would be willing to inflict a peanut butter and jelly diet on the entire” group; the winner bid the most number of weeks. As Jam! Showbiz reports, “Fans who have leveled harsh criticism at CBS and the show’s producers Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner for the lack of big money prizes and imaginative surprises this year, were swift in condemning the ‘twist’ as an absolute letdown.”

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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