Amazing Race 8 concludes tonight (yay!)

Thank you, Jesus, for tonight, The Amazing Race 8 concludes starting at 9 p.m. ET. The two-hour finale will be followed by a six-minute competition that will air online only.

At the end of the lamest season of the show yet, three families remain: The Linzes, The Bransens, and The Weavers. Earlier this year, the winners may have been revealed yet again by abnormal betting. So as to not have yet another season spoiled, I didn’t look back then, so I’m still in the dark, but if the Weavers win, I may bite my own tongue off.

So far, the race has spent nine of 11 episodes in the United States, leaving only for a quick trip to Panama and Costa Rica. The past five episodes have taken place in three western states. How can tonight’s episode possibly maintain that level of suckiness? Whatever happens, we can be sure the Weavers will complain about it.

The Amazing Race 8 [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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