Russell Hantz posts JT’s immunity idol letter, note from Jeff Probst

Remember the awesomely stupid letter that JT wrote to Russell during Survivor Heroes vs. Villains when he gave Russell an immunity idol as a strategy to help save Russell and eliminate Parvati?

Today, Russell posted a photo of the full letter, which Parvati read out loud during the show, and which looks like was written by a fourth grader. The letter has been, as Russell tweeted, “signed by all the idiots involved.”

Russell also posted a photo of another handwritten note: that one is from Jeff Probst and says, “You got robbed,” and is dated Dec. 28, 2009, It’s not like this is a surprise, but it’s good to know Jeff lets his favorites know who they are–and on official Survivor letterhead. (That was about two months before Russell was identified as the source of spoilers about his two seasons.

If there is ever a Survivor museum, both of these belong in it.

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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