Survivor Pearl Islands debuts tonight.

Survivor Pearl Islands debuts tonight.
Three years and a month after the first season concluded, the seventh season of Survivor debuts on CBS. The 90-minute debut of Survivor Pearl Islands, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, will follow 16 people stranded on two islands off Panama’s coast with nothing but the clothing they’re wearing. CBS News reports the cast members “were told to dress to the nines, in preparation for an interview.” Jeff Probst says “their reaction to it was fantastic. Their first reaction was, the jaw dropped.” Also, Jeff tells the AP that when a player started drowning, he told “antsy rescuers to wait and see if the person’s teammates would come to the rescue.” Jeff also reveals that this season includes “the greatest lie ever told” and a tribe full of “idiots” and “ugly Americans,” The Beacon journal reports.
+ also: odds on who will win, who will go home first.

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