Jeff Probst will present an Emmy Sunday, returning from Nicaragua again

Jeff Probst will present an Emmy this Sunday, a week and a day after leaving the Survivor Nicaragua production for a few hours to attend the Creative Arts Emmys, where he won his third consecutive Emmy for best reality show host.

That means the Academy will recognize him during the prime-time telecast after dropping the reality host category from it, and also means he’ll leave the production again–although his departure for the Emmys was built into the schedule.

Variety notes that is similar to “the guest actor and actress categories,” whose winners get their awards at the Creative Arts Emmys but they “are still mentioned during the Primetime Emmys, as the winners are brought out onstage to hand out an award.”

‘Survivor’ host Probst to present prize at Emmys [Variety]

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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