Australia’s Big Brother 5 bumps increases prize to AU$1 million from AU$250,000.

Australia’s Big Brother 5 increases prize to AU$1 million from AU$250,000.
Australia’s fourth Big Brother is upping the show’s prize from AU$250,000 to AU$1,000,000, which is roughly equivalent to US$727,416.55. Roughly. The increased prize amount is the series’ big surprise, and the contestants are in the dark, speculating about what the surprise might be. The secret was also rumored to be a guest appearance by Paris Hilton. The show’s host tells the AAP, “The housemates don’t know and with that much money at stake we are really interested to see how that affects the way people vote.”

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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