Richard Hatch: fellow inmates “think they know me, so it’s an interesting experience”

Richard Hatch talked to a reporter by phone yesterday from his new home at a minimum security prison in Morgantown, and said that, “people know my name … there are 1,300-plus inmates who think they know me, so it’s an interesting experience,” he said.

Most of those inmates are apparently fans of Survivor, which should give CBS’ marketing department a lot to work with next season. “They all have questions — want to know what this experience is like and what `Survivor’ was about,” Hatch told The Dominion Post of Morgantown.

Currently, he’s adapting to prison life while maintaining his innocence. “I’m doing lots of intake stuff, like clothing and getting to know the place … but I don’t think I will adjust to any of this until I can prove I was unethically prosecuted,” he said.

He’s also working on a book. “I’m focused on writing what has gone so terribly wrong,” he said.

Richard Hatch copes with life in prison [AP]

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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