Survivor Guatemala debuts tonight

The 11th season of CBS’ hit reality series debuts tonight. Survivor Guatemala premieres at 8 p.m. ET, and will not be preempted by the President’s address to the nation.

During the episode, we’ll find out exactly what the twists are and what the two returning cast members will be doing, although interviews host Jeff Probst has given suggest the two will actually play the game.

Jeff Probst also responds to small-minded morons who are making irrational arguments about the show and hurricane Katrina. Jeff told reporters, “Nobody in their right mind is going to think ‘Survivor’ is about surviving. It’s technically a game show.”

Survivor Guatemala [CBS]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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