Jenna had “a feeling,” “a premonition” that she should go home.

Jenna had “a feeling,” “a premonition” that she should go home.
Jenna’s decision to leave Survivor All-Stars to be with her mother seemed to come out of nowhere, and she says it did. “It was just a feeling that I never had before. It was like a premonition. I just felt like I was being pulled out of there. Me and my mom are really close. I knew that I had to go with my gut. It was a very hard decision to make,” she said on Friday’s Early Show. She also says her mother said she should go in the first place: “She said, ‘Go. Don’t worry about me. Everything will be fine.'” When Jenna arrived home, she told her mother she was there, and “She kind of let out this big sigh, like a big, deep breath. She didn’t talk at all or speak or kind of wake up after that.”
+ also: Thursday’s ep was watched by 22.4 million, 1.5 million shy of Friends’ audience.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.