Janu gives up, quits Survivor Palau.

Janu gives up, quits Survivor Palau.
Janu quit Survivor Palau at Tribal Council after a little encouragement from Jeff Probst. An emotional Stephenie, who was targeted by the alliance of Men Who Decide Who Goes Home, broke down as Janu basically gave up. Stephenie said, “It kills me that someone who wants to basically go home that bad, these people will keep around just because–I don’t know why, I guess I showed too much heart and too much will.” Tom and the others didn’t seem swayed, but Jeff Probst kept picking at Janu. “What’s the difference between you laying your torch down and you looking at this group and saying, ‘vote me out’?” Janu then decided to lay down her torch “so that Stephenie could have a chance to stay in the game.” Stephenie said “not on my account,” and Janu revised her statement. Then Jeff ground the axe in: “You are, on your own, quitting this game.” She said she was, and walked out, becoming the second member of the jury.

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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