Burnett wants to produce Rob and Amber’s wedding; couple enjoying fame.

Burnett wants to produce Rob and Amber’s wedding; couple enjoying fame.
Survivor All-Stars couple Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano may have their nuptials aired on TV, a la Trista and Ryan, if Mark Burnett has his way. Rob tells The Boston Globe as part of its profile of the couple that “Mark Burnett is very interested in producing our wedding.” Burnett doesn’t deny that: “Obviously, the wolves are circling around them, trying to profit from young love. They understand the dangers. If the wedding reveals them to be the funny, vulnerable, and interesting people that I know them to be, away from the Machiavellian game, then people will come to like the at-home Rob and Amber. I don’t want it to be some reality television farce. I would like to work with them and protect them.” Don’t expect a special this fall, though, as they don’t have wedding plans yet. Amber says, “We don’t care about being hot.” But they are taking advantage of their current hotness: Rob says that they “fly everywhere first class, get put up in the penthouse suite, people offer us huge sums of money just to show up at places–you would be stupid to turn that down.”

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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