Tina first out on Survivor All-Stars.

Tina first out on Survivor All-Stars.
After doing everything in its power to drag out the post-game show and ram in a few hundred thousand commercials, CBS finally debuted Survivor All-Stars last night at about 10:52 p.m. ET. By the time the show was over around midnight, Survivor Australia winner Tina Wesson had been booted from her tribe during a rainy tribal council in a tree house. Her fellow non-winner tribe members argued that the winners had to go because they’d already won, but her eviction might be explained by Jeff Probst’s comment that Tina was “the most competitive person maybe ever on ‘Survivor.'” Earlier in the episode, Richard Hatch’s near-instantaneous nudity was easily outshined by Justin Timberlake’s completely, surely accidental baring of one of Janet Jackson’s breasts during the half-time show, which CBS and MTV have apologized for, but which Matt Drudge says “[t]op CBS executives approved.”

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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