UK Big Brother 5: Kitten kicked; fake eviction planned; producers show selves.

UK Big Brother 5: Kitten kicked; fake eviction planned; producers show selves.
After evicting troublemaking and ratings-grabbing housemate Kitten, Big Brother 5 producers are planning a fake eviction. Two of the three nominated housemates (Ahmed, Emma, and Michelle) will leave the house, but in reality they’ll just “spy on the other housemates” and “will be brought back in a few days’ time and be immune from next week’s nominations,” Ireland Online reports. News of the evictions caused tears from the clueless nominees. Meanwhile, producers of the show revealed a bit too much about themselves to Internet viewers, including what they look like and what they think about certain housemates. After the live feed was lost, “Those tuning into the live coverage were shown production staff sitting and chatting about the show and cast members,” according to the Daily Mirror. Better, the footage showed one producer saying, “I know totty when I see it. It’s the blokes’ names I can’t remember. She’s got her a**e hanging out.” Another said Michelle has “a face like a bulldog–a face like a bulldog licking the p**s off a thistle.”

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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