Countdown to Africa airs tonight.

Countdown to Africa airs tonight.
CBS airs Countdown to Africa tonight at 8 p.m. ET, a preview of Survivor Africa that will feature cast members from both Survivor 1 and Survivor 2. You may learn more about the show, however, from Joe Rhodes’ cover story in TV Guide this week. The article, a part of which is online, includes a detailed report from the set and a preview of the first immunity challenge. Additionally, the magazine, which has a cover for each cast member plus ones for each tribe, features a guide to the cast and a look at what the previous cast members have done since their shows aired.
+ also: Mark Burnett says Survivor Africa is the best yet, and says the show is immune to the current ratings slump.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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