Chris wins Survivor Vanuatu by 5 to 2.

Chris wins Survivor Vanuatu by 5 to 2.
Ponytailed highway construction worker Chris Daugherty beat ponytailed highway construction worker Twila Tanner by two votes, easily winning Survivor Vanuatu. The first to go was Eliza, who failed to win immunity and thus was the obvious target. Still, upon being voted out, she gave the most evil look ever to Chris, with whom she thought she was allied. Next up was the final immunity challenge, and of course frail and useless Scout was the first to drop out. After standing atop two logs while holding an arrow in a fully drawn bow for quite some time, Twila let go, and Chris won his fourth immunity challenge in a row. He decided to take volatile Twila to the final two with him, and it was a good decision: Everyone in the jury except Scout and Ami voted for him, even the women (Eliza, Julie) who tearily confronted Chris about his betrayals. So what did we learn from this season? Lying pays off.

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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