Danielle and Dani eliminated from The Amazing Race 9

On last night’s episode of The Amazing Race 9, Danielle and Dani were eliminated. That, I suspect, made half of Eric and Jeremy upset and the other half very, very happy. They’ll probably begin the next leg of the race in a deep depression.

I’m depressed, too, but not because the objects of their affection were eliminated from the race. Instead, after an episode of wonderfully fun lines, I copied all of the fantastic quotes, got distracted, forgot to paste them, and then copied something else. Thus, they are lost forever; I also deleted the episode from my DVR.

From Jeremy primping his hair in a totally straight way to Barry driving like a hellion and likely causing Fran to wet her pants, Phil getting bitchy about all the mat shenanigans to the teams’ mispronunciation of Palermo–it’s all gone.

I hate myself, too.

Episode 4: Munich, Germany [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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