Survivor preview appears to reveal who returns from Redemption Island

Survivor Blood vs. Water‘s previews are often spoiler filled, to the point of revealing major plot points–such as tonight’s merging of the two tribes–but a preview for tonight’s episode rather seems to rather subtly, or even accidentally, reveal who will return from Redemption Island and re-join the game.

As a tipster notes, in the “Skin Of My Teeth” preview, there’s someone partially visible behind Tina when the tribe is gathering merge feast food. That’s at the seven-second mark in the commercial below.

Based on the clothing that John, Laura M., and Laura B. are wearing at the duel (see that in the “next time on” preview), it is very obvious which of the three returns to the game.

Update, Nov. 7: The video has been made private on YouTube and deleted from Here’s a screenshot of the moment with the person blocked out.

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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