Survivor Africa repeats start tonight

A month and a couple weeks after the Outdoor Life Network started airing repeats of Survivor, they’ve already burned through two seasons.

The first Survivor and its surprisingly awkward production values aired first, followed by the drama from the Australian Outback. Watching random episodes from both seasons shows how far the show has really come in five years; the storytelling is sharper, and the episodes are constructed much more fluidly.

Tonight, the network will start showing repeats of Survivor Africa. The first episode will air at both 7 and 10 p.m. ET, with a new episode airing every weeknight. OLN has purchased the first 10 seasons of the show, so it’ll eventually air 160 episodes of the series.

Survivor schedule [OLN]

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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