Survivor China betting suspended after “multiple accounts were linked” to CBS

A betting site suspended betting on Survivor China late last month because CBS employees have been betting on the show’s outcome, and similar bets in the past have revealed the show’s finalists.

This time, Bodog says that “multiple accounts were linked back to the television network behind the show’s production, and the bets were on” three cast members, whose names I did not read, because I actually like watching Survivor without knowing who’s going to win. (The series began letting the jury vote on a final three last fall, and presumably that will continue this season.)

Bodog blames “network employees trying to make a quick buck.” Of course, no one knows which one of those finalists will win until the live finale, scheduled this year for Dec. 16.

Bodog Betting Patterns Reveal ‘Survivor: China’ Spoiler [Bodog]

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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