Amazing Race in Calgary used 150 crew.

Amazing Race in Calgary used 150 crew.
By far one of the most impressive parts of The Amazing Race is the logistical challenge of coordinating a race around the world. Well, that and the way some couples manage to stay together even though they clearly hate each othr with burning passion. Anyway, just the two days teams spent in Calgary during the final leg of the race involved more than 150 crew members and tons of preparation. For example, “Co-producer Eda Lischman says one person spent three months just handling immigration issues,” the Canadian Press reports. To help them with this task, the production team “contracted to Alberta-based The Producers, Ltd., a company that has experience dealing with celebrities who like to sneak out the back door.” Planning began in November for the February shoot.
+ also: Chip and Kim say their relationship with Colin and Christie has been “healed”; discuss team friendships.

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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