Survivor Cook Islands concludes Sunday

Survivor‘s 13th season ends Sunday with the show’s typical three-hour finale, which includes a one-hour reunion.

For the first time in the show’s history, the finale will begin with a final five: Yul, Ozzy, Becky, Sundra, and Adam. Parvati was voted off last night, saving Jeff Probst the trouble of trying to pronounce her name by saying something other than “poverty.”

The race war seems to officially be over, but that depends upon who ends up at the end, and how the major twist affects each person’s endgame.

The final five has a member from each original tribe except Puka, which has two people remaining. Here’s the final breakdown, indicating the number of people who’ve been voted off by original tribe:

  • Aitu (Latino): 4
  • Hiki (black): 4
  • Puka (Asian): 3
  • Raro (white): 4

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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