Marshall and Lance quit the race.

Marshall and Lance quit the race.
For the first time in the show’s five-season history, a team quit The Amazing Race. During the sixth leg of the race, Marshall and Lance were almost to the pit stop, working on the last Road Block. Once they realized they were the last team, they decided to quit, especially since Marshall’s injured knees would have prevented them from making it to the pit stop in Luxor, Egypt. They were Philiminated on the site of the Road Block, which Phil pointed out was yet another first, as he had actually hunt down and then interact with a team somewhere other than that mat with the earth on it. The bowling moms were able to recover from their last-place finish, which left them stripped of cash; they borrowed from tourists and benefited from a late charter flight that equalized all the teams. The fun continues next week, when either Charla or Mirna–who can tell them apart?–screams at someone else, “Bitch, get out of the way.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.