Big Brother 6 will have another double elimination week next week

If all goes well, we should lose two more hamsters next week, as CBS is planning another double elimination. Someone who reads Us Weekly tells me that the magazine reports in its current TV section that next Saturday night, another houseguest will walk.

Those viewers who can do simple math may have already figured out this was coming. That’s because there’s not enough time remaining to get rid of them all, unless one of the secrets is that one houseguest will mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night (cough, Ivette or April, cough).

Although there are only three Thursdays between now and the Sept. 20 finale, we still have seven houseguests. Even assuming three remain on Sept. 20, we’ll need to dump four before then. If we’ll go into the finale with just two houseguests left, there will have to be two double eliminations. I think. All of this math is making my head Ivette.

Update: Here’s what Us Weekly says about the episode:

The roomies evict one more cunning competitor on the reality hit tonight. (In case you’re counting, that’s the second person to go this week.) With the show’s new teammate format this season, host Julie Chen is feeling the heat. “The houseguests have twice as many reasons to play hard this year,”she informs US.

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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