Deadliest Catch greenhorn arrested for bank robberies; police IDed him using the show

A greenhorn featured in several Deadliest Catch episodes was arrested late Wednesday because he’s a suspect in several Oregon bank robberies. Joshua Tel Warner, 23, was a short-lived deckhand on the Wizard, and his appearance on that show led police to him, although it was a traffic stop in Illinois that led to him being apprehended.

He was arrested “for three robberies at Eugene banks between October 2007 and August 2009,” the Register-Guard reports. Besides the fact that “Eugene police were completely unaware that Warner was in custody in Illinois when they held a press conference Thursday morning to announce that they were looking for him, … Eugene police had long been unable to identify Warner, let alone find him — until, that is, he joined a popular show on cable TV.” That’s when “police received calls from local people who recognized Warner.”

Jailed robbery suspect was a reality TV star [Register-Guard]

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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