Ryan and Jen appear to already be dating

CBS’ announcement of the cast and twist for Big Brother 9 said that this season features “the first-ever all-single cast,” who will be paired with their soulmates.

But two of the 16 may already be dating: Ryan and Jen appear together in photographs on their MySpace pages, RealityBBQ discovered. They seem to be together currently, as Ryan and Jen both use photos of themselves together as their primary profile pictures.

Of course, it’s possible that producers may be pairing them with other people to increase the drama. Another site, Big Brother Access, points out that the inside of the house has just 14 photos on the memory wall and places at the table, so perhaps two people–Jen and Ryan, even?–will enter the house later. Or perhaps they added two contestants and then added more photos and place settings.

Big Brother 9’s Ryan and Jen Already Dating (16 single HG my butt!) [RealityBBQ]
[Big Brother Access]

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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