Big Brother 11 house erupts in fights

Last night, the Big Brother 11 houseguests got into multiple fights, and maybe, finally, pulled this season out of its slump.

Russell and Michele, Chima and Russell, Kevin and Ronnie all battled, resulting in semi-violent confrontations between Kevin and Ronnie (Kevin apparently chest-bumped Ronnie, leaving everyone’s favorite weasel crying) and Chima and Russell (she threw water on him and he apparently seemed as though he was going to go after her). Big Brother Eleven Twittered the confrontations as they happened, and says everything was “sparked by Jessie’s lies to Russ and Russ’ lies to Chima all coming to a head.”

I won’t pretend to have any coherent idea of what happened, especially since, perhaps because Real is being obnoxiously more vigilant about forcing YouTube to remove videos from the live feeds, there aren’t yet videos of these confrontations. But BB Screens has images of Ronnie crying and Russell and Chima being restrained from one another. And the Big Brother Eleven’s blog recaps the night with all of its social drama.

Now we’ll just have to see how much of this makes it on TV Thursday or perhaps Sunday; since it occurred post-veto, it’s unlikely to appear tonight.

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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