Survivor Vanuatu cast announced today.

Survivor Vanuatu cast announced today.
The 18-member–two more people than usual–cast of Survivor Vanuatu will be officially revealed this morning on The Early Show. That’s the morning “news” program on CBS that no one watches except on days like today; the announcement occurs sometime in the show’s two hours, so have something else to do, like watching The Today Show on another TV. After Julie Chen reveals the cast, Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich will show up to discuss the contestants, even though they know nothing about them. Those who are really desperate to know the cast already know, thanks to and its Automatic Survivor 9: Vanuatu Contestants Confirmator, which let people know if they’d correctly guessed the identity of a cast member. SNN says they have identified all 18 cast members, and have revealed them over time as people have correctly input cast members’ names into the Confirmator.
+ update: was correct in its predictions. One cast member, Chad, is the show’s first amputee. The only other notable piece of information from The Early Show was that the 18 will be divided into two tribes, not three as in Survivor All Stars.

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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