250 Survivors confirmed for 10-year party Saturday, including the original final four

Survivor‘s 20th anniversary party/reunion Saturday night will draw at least 250 past cast members, according to the show’s host. Those attending include season one’s final four–Richard Hatch, Kelly Wiglesworth, Rudy Boesch, and Sue Hawk, and the entire season 20 cast.

Jeff Probst tweeted “you can probably visualize the insanity this party will bring,” and wrote yesterday that the “party for TV critics this Sat. 250 survivors confirmed.” Apparently, CBS’ refusal to pay didn’t impact the number of people willing to come. Or they’re coming as a season 20 person’s plus-one. Or they live in L.A. (More details on the party, which is officially part of CBS’ day during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.)

You should follow me on Twitter for updates during the party, should there be update-worthy events–and if I’m not busy looking up people on my phone to remember who the hell they are.

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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