Mark Burnett: “never believe a word I say.”

Mark Burnett: “never believe a word I say.”
At the Museum of Television and Radio, Survivor‘s creator, host and first winner had some interesting things to say about the show. Besides telling us to not trust him, Mark Burnett admits he thought Colby’s flag was ridiculous as a luxury item–until the tribe used it as shelter. He also says that he learned what to use the Tribal Council setting for during the second season. And Rich says that he “thought [he] was going to puke” the first time he heard phrases like “the tribe has spoken.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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