Jeff Probst will host Survivor 21 and 22

Jeff Probst will host seasons 21 and 22 of Survivor, as he’s renewed his contract for one additional year. Last summer, he said that he was still considering whether or not he wanted to return, saying he genuinely “didn’t know” whether he’d re-sign.

But this morning, Jeff wrote on Twitter, “Survivor fans: I’m jazzed and wanted to share with you guys first -I’ll be back snuffing torches for two more seasons (21&22) of Survivor.”

He elaborates in Entertainment Weekly–where else would Probst or CBS go with information?–and said, “I’m not approaching this as my last year of Survivor. I was just comfortable taking it one year at a time. It certainly made it easier for me to just commit to one year and then we can revisit it again next year if everybody wants to.”

He also said the relative failure of his show Live for the Moment had nothing to do with his decision: “…I want to be clear: It had nothing to do with whether I was coming back to Survivor or not. This was just taking a moment after 10 years to take a look at my future, and where I saw it going, and what I wanted to do with it, before signing my contract.”

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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