Time-lapse footage of Big Brother’s veto competition being constructed

Big Brother 14 has gotten more “social” this season, and that has given us a behind-the-scenes video about the construction of last night’s veto challenge.

It’s too brief and not very detailed, and is narrated by the show’s “Social Insider,” who reads off of cue cards and really should not. It also failed to mention that a Mexican food-themed competition would be turned into a bunch of stereotypes by the contestants.

But it’s still interesting to watch the back yard space be transformed for the competition. I hope CBS produces more of this, but with more detail (like the behind-the-scenes of Survivor videos we’ve gotten in previous seasons).

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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