Striking Survivor editors back to work

After striking for one daySurvivor editors are back to work today, having reached an agreement with Mark Burnett’s production company to enter talks for union contracts.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur: Blood vs Water

The Motion Picture Editors Guild said early Thursday that this was an “important victory” and thanked the post-production “crew of Survivor for their resolve,” noting “the company agreed to the demand we issued on Tuesday for union recognition for the post crew” and that “[c]ontract talks have been scheduled for Friday.”

CBS declined to comment when asked by Variety.

Work had not yet been completed on the Sept. 24 premiere of Survivor San Juan Del Sur when the strike began yesterday. Editors said they take turn about 250 hours of footage into each episode of the reality competition.

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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