Rumor suggests “softened,” North America-contained Amazing Race 8 may get “canned”

Sightings of The Amazing Race 8 have occurred all over North America (like in New Jersey, Alabama, and Canada), and the race apparently hasn’t ventured outside that perimeter yet.

The Orange Country Register reports today that “it’s taking place only in North America.” The paper also suggests that “[t]he race is being softened up to accommodate the kids,” as this is a family edition with kids as young as eight.

However, according to a rumor posted by a past cast member, this race might never make it to the airwaves. The Amazing Race 6‘s Hera McLeod posted the following message at Survivor Sucks:

“From what I hear, they are having a lot of problems with it and it may actually not be a rumor that it all gets canned. (I can’t tell you my sources so don’t even ask!haha) Personally, I think it would be a blessing in disguise because TAR is not meant for children!”

Will kids kill magic of ‘Amazing Race’? [The Orange County Register via TVtattle]
Re: Hera’s Blog [Survivor Sucks]

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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