Return of saboteur to Big Brother 12 will mirror season 10’s America’s Player

The Big Brother 12 saboteur twist has become even more like America’s Player, or at least its season 10 version. The new twist will be limited to two weeks, and tied to the Pandora’s Box twist, as it will apparently be the negative consequence of opening the box.

Viewer votes will determine the next saboteur, who the results will be revealed Thursday. That person has the opportunity to win $20,000 by completing acts of sabotage over two weeks, and will remain in the game and their identity won’t be revealed until the finale. However, the person can also refuse, which would be hilarious.

During Saturday’s set visit for TV critics, executive producer Allison Grodner told the other group of critics, “It’s similar to when Dan was ‘America’s Player.'” (In season 10, Dan became America’s Player for one week, when viewer actually had an impact on the game). She also joked, “I hope America does a better job than me” selecting the saboteur.

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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