Survivor Fiji will have one tribe living in “luxury,” two hidden immunity idols

At the conclusion of Survivor Cook Islands, Jeff Probst introduced the next season, Survivor Fiji.

First, he said that “Survivor turns the tables on two tribes, as one lives the life of luxury while the other is left with virtually nothing.” Perhaps not coincidentally, that’s the exact same thing that Mark Burnett’s other major network reality series, The Apprentice, is doing.

Also new: a “diverse cast” consisting of 19 cast members, the firs time the show has had a cast this size. Earlier, TV Guide reported that there would be “another new way to divide the tribes,” but the preview didn’t even hint about that.

Some of the new cast will visit the new Exile Island, which Probst said is “crawling with thousands of deadly sea snakes” and has “two hidden immunity idols and a twist [that] will drastically complicate the game. … And one of the most controversial decisions ever made by a Survivor will have America talking.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.