Drew Daniel wins Big Brother 5.

Drew Daniel wins Big Brother 5.
With four of the seven jury votes, Drew Daniel won Big Brother 5. While Michael “Cowboy” Ellis received the twins’ votes, and a vote from the half-sister he betrayed, the other four jury members gave Drew credit for playing the game, rather than just riding along in Drew’s ass, as one of them tastefully put it. The finale was full of contentious moments, such as when Marvin asked Cowboy if he was “a racist liar or a lying racist.” Cowboy defended himself by showing that he’s truly a multicultural man who’s aware of all forms of diversity: “I love every type of race–Chinese, Japanese.” Later he said, “I’m not for no means” racist, which, well, you try to decode it. The reunion of the jury with the non-jury houseguests was also largely angry. For one, former bedfellows Scott and Jase aren’t speaking to one another, or at least Jase isn’t talking to Scott. Holly, unfortunately, was talking to everyone, shattering glass with her screeching complaints about Diane. Jase, appearing as though he was hopped up on something, kept talking about how Marvin only pretended to like Will. All the while, Julie Chen stood between the two groups and tried to maintain adequate posture. She failed.

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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