The Benefactor concludes tonight.

The Benefactor concludes tonight.
Three episodes become one in tonight’s final episode of The Benefactor, which airs at 8 p.m. ET. Hailed as the first Apprentice clone, it turned out to be less formulaic and more tailored to Mark Cuban’s personality. The three who’ve managed not to piss him off or fail any of the tests for success are Dominic, Femia, and Linda. ABC has already spoiled the final twist in its previews (so stop reading if you haven’t seen them and don’t want to know). After each finalist gets a minute to plead their case, Mark Cuban will separately tell both of the final two players that they’ve lost–presumably to gauge how well they take the news, and to hopefully produce at least one fun-to-watch meltdown. Then, he’ll give one of them $1 million of ABC’s cash.

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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