CBS expands, delays Survivor Gabon premiere

Survivor Gabon will debut one week later than previously announced, but the show’s premiere will be expanded to two hours for the first time in the series’ history.

The season will debut Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. CBS’ announcement of the change gave no rationale, although the change moves the series into premiere week. There’s no word if the two-hour episode will be two episodes, including two tribal councils, or just an expanded version of a single episode.

The following week, on Oct. 2, networks will air the only vice presidential debate, but it starts at 9, and thus probably won’t affect Survivor. However, that will also give Fox’s new Hole in the Wall, which is airing opposite Survivor, a chance to catch on more than it might have otherwise.

CBS Moves Premiere of “Survivor Gabon”… [CBS press release]

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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