CBS web site slammed with votes; old people pissed about voting options.

CBS web site slammed with votes; old people pissed about voting options.
The Survivor All-Stars special, dubbed “America’s Tribal Council,” airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Jeff Probst will give one of the cast members $1 million, based upon votes from viewers. The show will also apparently fill time with clips from past seasons, also based upon viewer votes. CBS’ web site has been slammed with record traffic since Sunday evening–“more than 100 million page views” and 8 million votes, reports. However, there would have been more votes had CBS not limited voting to these “cell phones” and this “web site” thing.
St. Petersburg, Fla., resident Jean Horne, who’s 69 (heh), “doesn’t own a cell phone for text messaging or a computer for Internet access” but wanted to vote for Rupert. Sadly, “she said network staffers were less than receptive when she called to complain,” the St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans reports. CBS spokeswoman Colleen Sullivan was hysterically blunt, calling telephones “antiquated”: “There’s isn’t a person in theory who can’t get to a computer at a library or copy center. To take phone-in calls is a bit antiquated.” Apparently she’s never been to Florida, where people often can’t even get from room to room in their own homes.

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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