CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.

CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.
In the most unsurprising story of the month, CBS has officially picked up Survivor for two more seasons. According to E! Online, “the production team has scouted locations include the Patagonia region of Argentina, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, China and Papua New Guinea” for the 11th and 12th seasons. And Jeff Probst suggested that Canada could be a location. The 10th season, Survivor Palau, just finished production, and will air in the spring. And the season that just concluded, Survivor Vanuatu, stayed among the top five shows for most of the season, averaging 19.7 million viewers every Thursday.
+ also: E! reports that an “updated episode of E! True Hollywood Story: Survivor airs Dec. 19, with fresh interviews and coverage of all nine seasons of the show.”

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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