CBS says Chima was removed from BB11 for breaking rules; new HOH competition held

Although several houseguests said on the live feeds that Chima Simone quit the game, CBS said today that she was removed from Big Brother 11 for violating their rules.

CBS released a statement Saturday that said:

“Chima has been evicted by the producers from the Big Brother house for violating the rules. She will not be part of the show’s jury. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show.”

For some reason, her eviction led to a new HOH competition, apparently because Chima was nominated and then evicted. I cannot think of a single reason why removing Michele as HOH is fair, even though one of her nominees left the game. On top of that, Michele wasn’t allowed to play the second game today, even though Chima got to play back-to-back HOH competitions.

In any case, Michele is no longer HOH; instead, (highlight to read) Jordan is the new HOH, and the other houseguests won prizes and punishments, so it seems like producers just used the next competition as the new HOH competition. And and the producers and viewers get more drama, since the new HOH competition caused Lydia to flip out (more than usual).

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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