Survivor Pearl Islands players revealed; won’t get clothes, swimsuits, luxury items.

Survivor Pearl Islands players revealed; won’t get clothes, swimsuits, luxury items.
The 18 people stranded on two islands Survivor Pearl Islands won’t be bringing luxury items, extra clothes, or even bathing suits. Instead, the two tribes–named after pirates, Captain Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake–will be stranded on two different islands “with only the clothes on their backs,” as E! Online reports. CBS also revealed the two tribes today: The Drake tribe includes three people who are 29 years old, a “troubled teens mentor” who looks like Peter Jackson meets Hagrid, and an Eagle Scout. The Morgan tribe has its own scout, includes a 51-year-old “scout troop leader,” in addition two guys named Ryan and an attorney who once represented Jerry Springer’s show. The oldest survivor is 51 and the youngest is 22. The show debuts Sept. 18 with a 90-minute episode.
+ also: survivors talk about their pre-show strategies.

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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