Democrats launch Republican Survivor.

Democrats launch Republican Survivor.
Starting today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will air Republican Survivor on its DTripTV web site. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Ann Coulter, John Ashcroft, Katherine Harris, and Tom DeLay–“your least favorite GOP backstabbers and cheats”–will battle it out over the animated series’ six-week run; viewers will be able to vote one person off the island every week. In the trailer that’s currently on the site, the show is an obvious parody of Survivor; Bush stabs himself in the foot with a knife, and Cheney runs around naked a la Richard Hatch. A Republican party spokesperson tells USNews’ Washington Whispers, “Cartoons don’t win elections.” No, 49,050 negative and often inaccurate ads win elections, or at least that’s the idea.

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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