Another famous name added to Survivor Guatemala cast

The Detroit Free Press has a detailed report today on the possiblity that yet another well-known person has joined the cast of Survivor Guatemala. (Once again, if you’re easily freaked out by casting spoilers, go outside and play now.)

The person in question is currently a land developer, but Gary Hogeboom used to be a quarterback in the NFL, and also played for Central Michigan. The 47-year-old “played in 10 NFL seasons with three teams, including the first six with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the fifth round in 1980. He finished with 9,436 yards, 49 TDs and 60 interceptions in 79 games,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

The paper followed up on casting rumors at True Dork Times, which is currently identifying six contestants–including two previous Survivor contestants.

Ex-QB Hogeboom a ‘Survivor’? [Detroit Free Press]

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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