Richard Hatch arrested, back in jail

Richard Hatch is back in jail after being arrested following his Today Show interview this morning. He was on house arrest finishing his four-month sentence, but is now in jail for an unknown reason.

The Today Show’s web site reports that “Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told TODAY that her agency could not reveal specific information about Hatch’s situation, adding that there are a variety of reasons to return inmates from house arrest to confinement.” A sheriff’s office spokesperson said, “We just don’t have the same kind of details on the federal inmates we book as we do with the regular city and county inmates. It’s got to be that he violated some kind of condition. There’s no other reason this would have happened.”

Meanwhile, U.S. attorney Robert Clark Corrente responded to Hatch’s accusations this morning that he was targeted for prosecution and treated unfairly during the trial, including because he was gay. “The guy is delusional. I think it’s preposterous. The evidence was this guy got a 6-foot Styrofoam check for $1 million on national television and never paid his taxes. It wasn’t really that complicated. His sexual orientation didn’t have anything to do with it,” Corrente told the Providence Journal.

‘Survivor’ Richard Hatch is back behind bars [Today Show]
Update: Hatch in jail following Today show appearance [Providence Journal]

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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