Survivor Palau cast, premiere announced.

Survivor Palau cast, premiere announced.
CBS has officially unveiled the Survivor Palau cast and announced the show’s premiere date, Feb. 17. The cast of the 10th season of the show is 20 members strong, and includes, as the AP notes, three lawyers and five people from California, or “Cali,” as those from the state like to call it. Although the AP also says this “just might be the most diverse ‘Survivor’ tribe yet,” more than half the cast is in their 20s. Their ages: 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27, 29, 32, 32, 33, 39, 39, 41, 46, 55, 57. And not to judge a cast by its picture, but they look overwhelmingly white. A CBS press release about the premiere notes that the series will actually overlap with Wickedly Perfect; that show, currently filling Survivor‘s time slot, will move to Saturday’s that week, filling The Will‘s coffin, er, time slot. The press release also nonchalantly casts off a spoiler about the game’s structure, which I present here in white for you to highlight if you so choose: The castaways will begin as one group of 20, with three being sent home in the first episode. In Variety, They’re given very little instruction about what to do, and some of them are genuinely lost. Two people don’t make it to the first challenge. That’s how tough it is. It’s very emotional.”

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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