Patrick says “we could hear on the walkie-talkies that” other teams were ahead.

Patrick says “we could hear on the walkie-talkies that” other teams were ahead.
Generally, the only rule on The Amazing Race is “never give up.” Many teams have insisted they were in last place, only to find that they were not. So watching Patrick essentially give up on this week’s episode of The Amazing Race 7 seemed like another example of premature quitting. But Patrick’s pessimism was backed by evidence we didn’t see, he tells TV Guide. While waiting for a new boat, he says “we could hear on the walkie-talkies that they had found their clues and were on their way to the pit stop.” He doesn’t specify whose walkie-talkies these were–productions or the boat crews’–but clearly they knew how everyone else was doing. Additionally, Patrick says they waited two hours for a cab and “were even thinking that we’d have to get a hostel and check into the pit stop in the morning.” Patrick also tells us why he hates Survivor‘s Rob so much: He says when he saw them, “I was so annoyed because I love the show and I was like ‘Oh, my god, The Amazing Race is jumping the shark!'” He says it was great that, during the roadblock, Rob “got beat by two gay guys and a girl! [Yet] they’re giving him credit for playing the game like Survivor. It’s annoying, but there are a lot of people with their noses up Rob and Amber’s buttholes. But that’s cool–that’s what happens to media whores.”

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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