Benefactor spoiler: contestant seen driving BMW, Mark Cuban seen at their house.

Benefactor spoiler: contestant seen driving BMW, Mark Cuban seen at their house.
A contestant on The Benefactor–who’s still in the game after last night’s brilliant second-graders-eliminate-two-players game–has been seen with a new BMW, and there are reports that Mark Cuban stopped by this person’s house. Whether or not this constitutes an actual spoiler won’t be known until the series ends, but here are the details about the contestant in question (highlight to read): Linda Caruso “is riding around in a new set of wheels – specifically a shiny BMW 7 series!” according to The Boston Herald. The paper also says “there are reports Cuban was spotted at Caruso’s Portsmouth, N. H., house! We have no idea why, but perhaps there is some kind of ‘Bachelor’-esque home inspection as part of `The Benefactor’s’ plan. On last night’s episode, was eliminated after not being picked for a team in an adult version of the schoolyard playground, and Mario and William were eliminated by unimpressed second graders.
+ also: Mario writes about what was left out of the second episode (fourth post).

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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