Survivor Vanuatu tribes split by sex.

Survivor Vanuatu tribes split by sex.
The 18 Survivor Vanuatu castaways were revealed yesterday morning, but it wasn’t until CBS got around to posting the information online that we discovered that the tribes will be separated by sex, which might have been something Julie Chen could have considered mentioning. Of course, that’s actual news, thus disqualifying it from airing as part of The Early Show. The women’s tribe will be known as Yasur and will wear yellow, while the men wear red and will be collectively referred to as Lopevi. The spilt-sex tribes also appeared in Survivor Amazon but were shuffled; CBS’ spokesperson wouldn’t say anything about what will ultimately happen to those tribes, but told the AP, “In true Mark Burnett … style, there will be some twists and turns throughout the season.” The ages of the cast members, by the way, ranges from 21 to 59, and exactly half of the cast is in their 30s.
+ also: Jeff Probst: “We really enjoyed these people. They were really, really fun.”

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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