Mark Burnett: “We’re changing the order of things” on Survivor Thailand.

Mark Burnett: “We’re changing the order of things” on Survivor Thailand.
In an interview about the debut of Survivor Thailand Thursday, producer Mark Burnett says they are “changing the order of things.” Among the changes that he reveals: the order of immunity and reward challenges will sometimes be switched, and “[t]he castaways go long stretches without receiving any ‘tree mail,'” Gannett News Service reports. What about tribes? Will they be split by sex? A CBS spokesperson says, “I can’t talk about the names of the tribes, or whether there are two tribes.”

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.

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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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