Survivor Micronesia’s all-star cast revealed

When rumors first began circulating that the 16th season of Survivor would be another all-star season, a cast list was published. Since then, we learned that only half the cast would be alumni, and now we have new rumors about who’s participating. (Stop reading now if the not-yet-officially-revealed cast constitutes a spoiler for you.)

The 10 “favorites” who are set to return have been copied and pasted all over the web, and I’ve been unable to determine the origin of these names. Confirmation, however, of some names can be found in various places. For example, Survivor Palau contestant Coby Archa wrote on his MySpace blog that he didn’t know why “they would cast Amanda on All Stars,” In addition, the media was apparently unable to interview James after his elimination from Survivor China, because the 16th season was taping while the 15th aired.

An earlier cast list, published by Reality TV Spoiler but apparently copied and pasted from some unknown source, had some overlap, but it also contained 20 all-stars. They were apparently the group being considered to return. Coby was among them, and in a late October blog post, Coby wrote, “I was picked but dropped at the last minute with a group of Survivors I love. I think they are going with a new tribe versus All Star tribe idea and there just weren’t enough spots for all of us but it was a honor even being considered.”

Here’s the current rumored all-star cast of Survivor Micronesia, in alphabetical order:

Yau-Man Chan, Survivor Fiji
James Cement, Survivor China
Ami Cusack, Survivor Vanuatu
Jon “Jonny Fairplay” Dalton, Survivor Pearl Islands
Cirie Fields, Survivor Panama
Amanda Kimmel, Survivor China
Ozzy Lusth, Survivor Cook Islands
Eliza Orlins, Survivor Vanuatu
Jonathan Penner, Survivor Cook Islands
Parvati Shallow, Survivor Cook Islands

Survivor China Episode 11… and Survivor China Epsiode 6… [MySpace]

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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