First Survivor starts again tonight on OLN

Ten seasons and 160 episodes of Survivor return to television starting tonight, as OLN begins to air repeats of the original season. It debuts tonight at 11 p.m. ET, following the conclusion of the Tour de France.

In addition to airing full seasons in chronological order, OLN says it plans to “package the programs according to various themes like ‘Most Villainous Characters’ and ‘Biggest Twists.'”

Tonight, watch as the first cast is marooned on Palau Tiga, an obnoxious fat man sits in a tree instead of working, and someone pays the price for failing during the immunity challenge. From alliances to voting patterns, it all started here.

The Tribe Has Spoken: OLN Lands Survivor [OLN press release]
Survivor: Borneo [CBS]
Survivor season one [reality blurred]

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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