Terry finds Exile Island’s immunity idol

Banished to Survivor Panama‘s Exile Island after his tribe lost the reward challenge, Terry quickly found the immunity idol.

In addition to the clues previous Exile Island inhabitants had received, Terry was told that the idol was hidden under a rock. Earlier clues pointed out that it was buried and above the tide line. Terry also figured out the mystery of the initial clue, which had the word “why” in quotation marks. Although that seemed to point to letters on trees, it actually referred to a tree that was shaped like a Y. Beneath that tree was a rock, and under that was a box containing a bottle containing the idol.

Meanwhile, La Mina lost yet again, which means that the dysfunctional tribe (the one with Stupid Yoga Guy Aras and Insane Freak Guy Shane) won. La Mina turned on its oldest female, Ruth Marie, even though she thought she was in an alliance with the tribe’s four men.

Backstabbed! Ruth Marie Run Off [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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