All-Star Survivor starts taping this week.

All-Star Survivor starts taping this week.
Past Survivor cast members–including, reportsSurvivor Pearl Islands‘ Rupert and the first season’s winner Richard Hatch–are in Panama for the much-anticipated all-star season, which started taping this week.

Of those cast members who demanded things to participate in the all-star edition, host Jeff Probst says, “Well they can stay the fuck home.” But he predicts it will “be really kick ass” because “there are some people who are coming to PLAY THIS GAME and it should be fun.”

Meanwhile, the film Jeff wrote and directed, Finders Fee, is now out on DVD. Discussing the film (and the show) told DVD Talkwith DVDTalk, Jeff reveals that he’s writing a book about the series. He also reveals that he has time to write and even edit on location; he says “[i]t is a good environment creatively, especially because you have no distractions, you only have the show to focus on and so when things are settled … I’m in a room with no interruptions and you can do whatever you want–read or write.”

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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