What shocks the Survivor tribe? Episode listing reveals it

The preview for Survivor Nicaragua showed the merged tribe staring at something in horror. What was it? An injury? A flood? A dead body? Fabio lying down with his shorts exposing his business? Kelly appearing from nowhere again? Dan actually exerting some effort?

Actually, there’s no need to guess, as fun as that may be, because CBS’ episode listing reveals that exactly what it is, though there aren’t details on what happened or the consequence of it. Don’t read this if you want to be surprised (duh):

“The tribe suffers a devastating blow when they find the camp in ashes after a fire, and the loyalty of an alliance is put to the test as Libertad heads to tribal council, on Survivor: Nicaragua.”

Update, 10:55 p.m. ET: CBS aired this preview before The Amazing Race tonight, and perhaps at other times, and it shows footage of the tribe’s stuff burning. I don’t mind them previewing this, because it’s not of huge consequence, but why pretend it’s a secret and then reveal the secret? It only makes sense if they wanted to, say, generate more publicity or something by getting people to talk about it and then talk about it again after it was revealed. It’ll never work.

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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