Amazing Race team on Survivor San Juan Del Sur

Both The Amazing Race and Survivor are currently filming, and both shows have cast pairs of contestants from the other show. Natalie Anderson and Nadiya Anderson, best known as the “twinnies,” are among the pairs of loved ones competing on Survivor San Juan Del Sur, which is using the blood vs. water format.

Survivor couple Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson are currently racing, having been revealed officially by CBS Saturday morning, after a very public start to the race.

The twins’ participation was reported late Monday by the reliable Amazing Race spoiler known as “Miss Cleo.” They were most recently on this spring’s all-star season of The Amazing Race. In possibly but probably unrelated news, also on Monday, Jeff Probst confirmed that two players left the game for medical reasons, leaving the show with 18 instead of 20 contestants, though there’s no word who exited, just a 1 in 10 chance that it’s any pair, of course.

For those who gave up on Amazing Race, here’s an introduction to the twins that they compiled using clips from their first appearance on the show:

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.