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]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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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