Survivor renewed for seasons 29, 30 with Probst as host, producer

Two days before its 27th season finale, Survivor has been renewed for two more seasons by CBS, which will bring the show to its 30th season in the spring of 2015. The network said the show was “a consistent ratings winner” in its timeslot, and noting that it is “the #2 reality series on broadcast television in adults 18-49.”

Jeff Probst is remaining as host and executive producer, and in his press release quote, says the show “has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans. We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again.”

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in her press release quote that “Survivor continues to set the bar for outstanding production values, compelling storytelling while delivering fresh new adventures every season. The show’s enduring success is a testament to the creativity and passion of Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst, and an amazing production team.”

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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