Hotel that says it’ll host Survivor “guests visiting the contestants” is open to the public

A hotel in Nicaragua that says it will house “guests visiting the contestants” is also open to the public during taping for the 21st and 22nd seasons of Survivor.

The show is currently filming its 21st season, and the Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge has issued a press release to announce “special rates” for the next few months during the time when “guests visiting the contestants during their ordeal are expected to stay at Morgan’s Rock.” That would presumably mean family members, though it’s possible it refers to CBS officials, media, or others visiting the production, as it’s typical for the production to use more than one hotel facility.

If you want to go to scope it out, the hotel says its “[s]pecial rates for the period from June to October, 2010, including 3 meals a day with non-alcoholic beverages, tax and service plus a daily tour, will start at $258 per person in a double.” The hotel is located north of San Juan Del Sur, the city closest to the production.

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.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.