CBS advertising on family’s motor home for The Amazing Race 9

CBS is advertising for The Amazing Race 9 on the side of “a motor home commandeered by a Peoria, Illinois man who is traveling the country this summer along with his wife and four teenage sons,” according to a press release. The RV will travel around the country, posting updates on CBS’ Innertube broadband channel.

The family occupying the RV sold advertising space on their motor home on eBay, and CBS jumped at the opportunity. CBS’ marketing chief says, “I saw this posting on the web and immediately thought a traveling motor home would be the perfect vehicle to reach ‘Amazing Race’ viewers this summer. What better way to reach our core audience than by visiting them on the road and on their vacations at tourist sites across the country.”

And what a better way to draw viewers back to The Amazing Race than by reminding them of the disastrous family season, which featured families wandering around the United States?

CBS To Kick Off “The Amazing Race Promobile Tour” With Help From A Peoria, Illinois Family [CBS press release]

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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