Survivor, TAR cast members molest animals at Sea World (slideshow)

Survivor, Amazing Race, and even some Big Brother cast members gathered in Orlando this past weekend to continue their incestuous post-show interactions, help out a charity, and go to Sea World’s Discovery Cove. Celebration hosted a reunion and sidewalk sale with autograph signing, and a party Saturday night benefited Give Kids the World.

For their strictly-for-fun trip to Sea World’s Discovery Cove, they interacted with animals and posed for promotional photos. I particularly like the way Sea World paired some of the more well-known cast members with an animal and animal action that either relates to their show or to them, like Russell Hantz being blindsided by a dolphin’s splash and Jordan Pious racing a tortoise. Other winners, including Richard Hatch, Natalie White, and Todd Herzog, appear with dolphins. There’s also a group shot of everyone who didn’t merit their own individual shot.

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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