next season, Survivor Palau, will feature 20 survivors and “dramatic” changes.

next season, Survivor Palau, will feature 20 survivors and “dramatic” changes.
As Survivor Maps once again correctly identified, the next season of Survivor will stay in the south Pacific as the crew moves northwest to Palau. That’s not to be confused with Pulau Tiga, the island in Borneo where the first season took place. For Survivor Palau, Jeff promised that, “from the beginning, the game will be changed in a dramatic way. Everything the survivors have come to expect will be wiped out in the first 10 minutes.” One of those changes: There will be two more players than this season, for a total of 20; most seasons have featured just 16. Some reports have the new season airing as early as February, although some analysis suggests that it could be late March or even April.
+ also: possible contestants already being revealed.

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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