Survivor All-Stars debuts tonight immediately after the Super Bowl.

Survivor All-Stars debuts tonight immediately after the Super Bowl.
After seven seasons and 112 cast members, the best–or the bitchiest–of the group reunite Sunday for Survivor All-Stars. Eighteen former cast members show up to battle each other as part of three tribes, starting immediately after the 38th Super Bowl ends (probably around 10 or 10:15 p.m. ET). What we know so far sounds familiar: Richard gets naked immediately, and says that the other players are “not that bright.” And there’s apparently tension between some of the cast members, including Sue and Tina (“I cannot fucking stand Tina,” says Sue). Jeff Probst says “It’s the biggest soap opera we’ve ever had” and hints of “the makings of the first-ever romance,” according to USA TODAY. For his part, Mark Burnett said that the all-stars weren’t treated like royalty: “We kicked their ass.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.