Survivor Fiji will debut in February; Jeff Probst and Vanuatu’s Julie are still dating

The fourteenth season of Survivor will debut in February, according to the show’s host.

An AP story about Jeff Probst and his (former contestant) girlfriend Julie Berry announces that Survivor Fiji “begins in February” in its second-to-last paragraph, as The Baltimore Sun’s Sarah Kickler Kelber noticed. CBS has yet to announce a specific date, however, and does not yet even have a web site for the upcoming season.

The rest of the story updates us on Jeff’s relationship with Survivor Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry, and they are still together. Over the holidays, in Portland, Maine, the couple “served Christmas dinner at a soup kitchen and were spotted the following day shopping at a Target store,” the AP reports. At the store, he and Julie “mingled with customers and posed for pictures.”

‘Survivor’ host serves homeless at soup kitchen [AP]

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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