Survivor Heroes vs. Villains preview will air Wednesday

CBS is pushing the debut of Survivor Heroes vs. Villains hard, airing the first few minutes of the show during the CBS broadcast of the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night. That’s a full five weeks before the 20th season actually debuts.

Actual Jeff Probst revealed this on Twitter (not fake Twitter Jeff Probst, who spread rumors). Probst wrote, “We’re showing sneak peak of first few minutes of ep 1 Heroes V Villains.”

That’s an obvious way to get people to watch the People’s Choice Awards, never mind build interest in the 20th season. I’m guessing that “first few minutes” means only the cold open, if it’s even all of that. However, any footage means revealing cast members, which will happen this week anyway, since the season 20 cast will be at a party with TV critics Saturday night.

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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