booted tribe members return, win, so two will rejoin the game; Osten quits.

booted tribe members return, win, so two will rejoin the game; Osten quits.
In a major twist, the six booted Survivor Pearl Islands tribe members returned as a third tribe last night, causing the remaining player’s already withered bodies to convulse. The third tribe, known as The Outcasts, was short-lived: They competed in a single challenge for the chance to vote up to two of their six members back into the game. Jeff Probst told us in between pirate stories that they had all been subsisting on rations, at “a secret camp”, the NY Post says. Since they beat both tribes in the challenge, Drake and Morgan went to tribal council to each vote a member out. Drake dumped Shawn, while Morgan didn’t even vote, as Osten decided to “lay down his torch” and be the first Survivor player ever to quit, which seemed to piss Jeff off. Next week, the Outcasts vote to send two back into the game; those two will have automatic immunity for at least a week.

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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