The Amazing Race’s first season begins again tonight

GSN, aka the Game Show Network, is giving us a chance to watch the original season of The Amazing Race all over again. In advance of the DVD’s release, the network is reairing the first season, starting tonight. A new episode will air every evening at 9 p.m., and after the first season concludes, it’ll be followed by the other six seasons.

Television Without Pity’s Linda Holmes (aka Miss Alli) tells The Chicago Tribune why this is significant: “There are tons of people who came to this show in later seasons, and they’ve never seen these [early] episodes, because unlike dramas, reality shows don’t usually repeat and don’t hit syndication as quickly. For people who missed those seasons, it’s like an entire new season of the show is airing in the middle of the summer. It’s a huge thing for fans of the show who came in late.”

The Amazing Race [GSN]
GSN to run ‘Amazing Race’ for latecomers [Chicago Tribune]
The Amazing Race 1 [CBS]
The Amazing Race [reality blurred]

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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