Survivor Vanuatu concludes Sunday with the final four, Scout, Twila, Eliza, Chris.

Survivor Vanuatu concludes Sunday with the final four, Scout, Twila, Eliza, Chris.
Survivor Vanuatu‘s final Thursday episode narrowed the pool from five to four, as the new alliance sent original alliance member Julie to the jury. Eliza tried to align with Chris, however, and vote Twila’s banana-hording butt out of the tribe. Chris stuck with Scout and Twila, though, which should make for an interesting dynamic when the series concludes on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. ET. So who will win? Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and I offer our predictions at MSNBC, but I do not pretend to have any idea, really. The finale will air opposite Desperate Housewives, and set up an epic battle of reality TV versus drama. Or not. Media Life suggests “we can expect some scratching and clawing for viewers, with ‘Survivor’ likely getting the worst of it.”

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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