Ami’s out of Survivor Vanuatu, which will conclude live on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Ami’s out of Survivor Vanuatu, which will conclude live on Sunday, Dec. 12.
The apparent mastermind of the Survivor Vanuatu women’s alliance was voted out last night, leaving four women and one man as the show approaches its final two episodes. After winning a Pontiac (gee, never saw that coming, considering that every other commercial is for frickin’ Pontiac), Eliza enjoyed a reward with Ami and Chris, and seemed as though she might flip, banding together with Ami and Julie and forcing a tie vote. But alas, she stuck with the group, and Ami took a walk. The series will conclude with a two-hour finale and one-hour reunion. But because it’s scheduled to end on the same day as The Apprentice 2‘s three-hour finale, CBS has moved up the finale to Sunday, Dec. 12. According to a press release, the finale will be live from LA.

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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