Survivor race war update: two go home, all the whites and just one Latino remain

The media may have dismissed Survivor Cook Islands‘ racial twist after the tribes merged, but as the weeks pass, racial divisions are still clear. Last night, Sundra told us that “Cao Boi has this theory that the white alliance is going to take over the game.” Cao Boi tried to have the tribe vote against two of its white members, but instead, he became the first Asian person voted off.

This week saw both tribes visiting Tribal Council, and after Aitu voted off Cao Boi, Raro voted Cristina–the police officer perceived as being controlling–off their island. With her exit, there is now just one member of the original Latino tribe left: Ozzy.

Again, just looking at the numbers broken down by race doesn’t tell the full story; last week, Stephannie went home because she had, for two straight weeks, told others of her desire to go home. She should have been voted out and would have been regardless of her season or race.

Still, because it’s sensational and fuels conspiracy theories, here’s the breakdown as of week six. Number of people voted off by original tribe membership:

  • Aitu (Latino): 4
  • Hiki (black): 2
  • Puka (Asian): 1
  • Raro (white): 0

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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