CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.

CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.
In the most unsurprising story of the month, CBS has officially picked up Survivor for two more seasons. According to E! Online, “the production team has scouted locations include the Patagonia region of Argentina, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, China and Papua New Guinea” for the 11th and 12th seasons. And Jeff Probst suggested that Canada could be a location. The 10th season, Survivor Palau, just finished production, and will air in the spring. And the season that just concluded, Survivor Vanuatu, stayed among the top five shows for most of the season, averaging 19.7 million viewers every Thursday.
+ also: E! reports that an “updated episode of E! True Hollywood Story: Survivor airs Dec. 19, with fresh interviews and coverage of all nine seasons of the show.”

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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