Big Brotherhouse guests say they want to quit because twin twist “stacked the odds.”

Big Brother house guests say they want to quit because twin twist “stacked the odds.”
Reaction to the Big Brother 5 twin twist was slightly more dramatic in the house than it was on TV. Jase, for one, practically gave up: “I am ready to go. I don’t have a snowball’s chance at winning even $50,000.” As Jam! Showbiz’s John Powell writes, “several of the houseguests claimed they were ready to quit playing the game and just relax for the rest of their time in the house.” The reason: “the producers ‘stacked the odds’ against them. Neither [Marvin or Jase] wants to be sequestered as part of the jury or continue playing the game. When they are voted out, they just want to go home even if it means sacrificing their stipend to be on the series.” Note, however, that they’re going to wait around staring at themselves in various mirrors until they’re voted out; real horsemen would just walk.

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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