Big Brother announces “huge announcement” Thursday, hopefully to save the game

There was only one thing of real interest on Tuesday night’s episode of Big Brother 11, and it’s not that Michele used the POV to save herself and allow Jessie to backdoor Casey. Instead, it’s something that came during the episode’s final seconds, when the announcer teased Thursday’s episode by promising “a huge announcement will turn the game upside down.”

With only Jordan left representing the popular clique, and with the four-way forced-identification split being a pretty bad idea in the first place, let’s hope that Julie Chen will announce that the cliques are being dissolved, and not announce something ridiculous like an America’s Choice vote to make the houseguests eat pineapple upside down cake all week.

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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