Jeff Probst directing a feature film about an adolescent girl

Besides launching a daytime talk show and hosting two more seasons of Survivor, Jeff Probst will direct his second feature film. His first, Finder’s Fee (rent and watch for $3), was critically acclaimed.

His new film is Kiss Me, which Variety describes as a film about “a teenage girl through the physical and emotional growing pains of adolescence.” It was written by Deadwood and Lost writer Liz Sarnoff and stars John Corbett and Sarah Bolger.

Production begins in February. Assuming Survivor‘s 25th season is filmed in March and April, as previously announced, that means it will be a quick production, and post-production might have to wait until after Probst returns, unless he does that on location.

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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