Some cast members of Survivor Guatemala revealed

The search for Survivor Guatemala cast members has revealed some unknown media whores–and two surprises.

Casting news generally isn’t really considered a spoiler, but if you’re easily freaked out, stop reading now.

Because among the people in Guatemala for the taping are Survivor Palau‘s Stephenie LaGrossa and Bobby Jon Drinkard, who were both on the losing Ulong tribe. That’s according to Survivor Phoenix, which has revealed five cast members so far, with varying degrees of specificity.

The Orange County Register reports on these rumors, and notes that “Other Web reports have ‘Survivor: Australian Outback’ castaway Mike Skupin announcing that he had been asked to take part. … What’s not clear is whether past Survivors would simply be tribe members or would take some new role in the show.”

Production began in late June and will reportedly finish August 10.

Survivor 11 – Guatemala [Survivor Phoenix]
‘Survivor’ fans seek clues [The Orange County Register]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.