Plimoth Plantation opens Colonial House exhibit, where houses will be reconstructed.

Plimoth Plantation opens Colonial House exhibit, where houses will be reconstructed.
Plimoth Plantation, the museum in Massachusetts where the Colonial House cast trained for two weeks prior to filming, has opened an exhibit based upon the show. As part of Setting the Scene for PBS’s Colonial House, visitors “have a chance to pick up similar tools and help reconstruct two houses used in the filming of the” series,” the Providence Journal reports. Other activities “include setting the sails on the replica Mayflower II, learning to sail or row a period boat and baking the 17th-century way. Lessons in the dialect of the era, navigation, basic embroidery, and 17th-century navigation will be offered, along with a chance to load and unload a ship with heavy wooden casks filled with provisions.” You can also stay overnight on the plantation, possibly in the two reconstructed houses if they’re finished in time.
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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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