Amazing Race 8 still in North America

The Amazing Race 8 hasn’t wandered very far away yet–perhaps because it is the family edition, and could feature cast members as young as 8 years old.

After the race showed up in New Jersey last week, and then in Alabama on Monday, reality blurred received a report that their next stop might be in Canada. Specifically, a reader spotted some race paraphernalia in Vancouver. The details:

I spotted an Amazing Race envelope station in downtown Vancouver (Canada) yesterday. Unsure when contestants were scheduled to ‘visit’ but the box was secured to a lamppost and padlocked. Specifically, it was near the steam clock in historic Gastown on Water Street.

Update, another Canadian reader reports that this isn’t for the CBS show, but a knock-off:

the box that is set up in gastown in Vancouver has nothing to do with the popular show but is part of a program called canadian outback and they offer a program for company outings called amazing race!

They do indeed: Here’s Canadian Outback’s Amazing Race. They also do a Survivor outing.

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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