Survivor Panama wagering stopped because of “suspicious betting patterns”

The winner of Survivor Panama may have been revealed by suspicious betting that forced one site to stop taking wagers on the show.

Reality TV World reports that “Bodog.com announced Tuesday that suspicious betting patterns on one of the show’s eight remaining contestants has forced it to halt wagering.” After a spoiler warning, the story goes on to identify that contestant, but I stopped reading, because I don’t want another show ruined by greedy bastards.

While no one knows for sure who won until the votes are read live at the finale, the jury may have had an easy decision, or talked among themselves about who they were going to vote for, thus making the winner apparent. A few years ago, Bodog.com previously stopped betting during Survivor Amazon, when CBS employees bet on Matt and Jenna, the two finalists.

‘Survivor: Panama — Exile Island’ winner leaked via online betting? [Reality TV World]

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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