Beau nominates Howie and Rachel

Okay, Big Brother 6 has officially reached its boring stage. Perhaps it’s that each group is just going after the other, or perhaps it’s that, without Kaysar, all hope is lost. Either way, the makers of Sominex might be forced to sue for unfair competition if this keeps up.

With the assistance of God, who was apparently unoccupied, Head of Household Beau decided to nominate Howie and Rachel. He said his decision was “75 percent strategic and 25 percent personal.” James won the power of veto yet again, and chose not to use it. (There was controversy surrounding his win; he didn’t remove the ropes from two of the floating faces, but apparently the producers let his win stand anyway. And none of that made the episode.) Safe once again, James takes another step closer to victory.

About the only other notable thing that happened was the Friendship sailed back into the Head of Household bedroom, where the showed themselves to be truly psychologically damaged by their experience
so far. Beau kept referring to everything in the first person plural (“Whenever any of us get our HOH,” he said), and the first thing the Friendship did in the HOH bedroom was reconstruct their shrine to their fallen, beloved leader Cappy. “Our group is solid,” Beau said. Yes, solid and insane.

The highlight of the episode, though, was when Ivette said Rachel had a “stupid horse face,” which is sort of like Fraggle Rock’s Trash Heap saying that someone’s face looks like garbage.

Bo-Bo on the Go-Go [CBS]

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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