Survivor Fiji will debut in February; Jeff Probst and Vanuatu’s Julie are still dating

The fourteenth season of Survivor will debut in February, according to the show’s host.

An AP story about Jeff Probst and his (former contestant) girlfriend Julie Berry announces that Survivor Fiji “begins in February” in its second-to-last paragraph, as The Baltimore Sun’s Sarah Kickler Kelber noticed. CBS has yet to announce a specific date, however, and does not yet even have a web site for the upcoming season.

The rest of the story updates us on Jeff’s relationship with Survivor Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry, and they are still together. Over the holidays, in Portland, Maine, the couple “served Christmas dinner at a soup kitchen and were spotted the following day shopping at a Target store,” the AP reports. At the store, he and Julie “mingled with customers and posed for pictures.”

‘Survivor’ host serves homeless at soup kitchen [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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