Survivor gets a late start due to the Olympics

CBS announced today that Survivor Cagayan will debut Feb. 26, about a week later than usual, though it will have a two-hour premiere. That’s likely to get out of the way of NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, which ends Feb. 23–the day The Amazing Race‘s all-star season premiere.

A press release notes that Survivor‘s debut will be “the first two-hour launch since Heroes vs. Villains on Feb. 11, 2010.” It’s unclear, though, if this is just the first two episodes stuck together, an easy way to deal with moving the premiere a week later without affecting the rest of the season.

Cast members for the next season include a baseball team president, a former NBA player, and an MMA fighter.

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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