women stay together; Chris joins them.

women stay together; Chris joins them.
The women’s alliance has yet to fragment, as the latest Survivor Vanuatu castoff was Sarge, who became the first member of the jury. Two men remain, Chris and Chad. Interestingly, Chris voted for Sarge, cryptically saying, “This is for you, not against you.” Additionally, Sarge and Chad each voted for a different woman, suggesting their alliance fragmented before tribal council, or suggesting that they’re just dumb and couldn’t get their act together. Previews for next week suggest Scout moves to ally herself with the men, but this could just be Mark Burnett being sneaky. Will the remaining women stick together and leave us with an all-female final six?
+ columnist: If alliance holds, “the rest of the country–so afraid of gay marriage–may find some sad validation of their fears through the domination of lesbian-temptress, man-hating Ami.”

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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