Behind-the-scenes video shows Dream Team’s rehearsal of Survivor Tocantins’ opening trek

Survivor Tocantins started with a long trek through the oppressive heat, and the Dream Team did that, too.

Aaron Massey, who was on the Dream Team in Gabon and became the Dream Team coordinator in Brazil, has posted a behind-the-scene video on YouTube that shows them rehearsing the hike, and also gives some insight into what the crew does during their downtime. In other words, it shows them getting ready to drink and drinking.

Update: The video, alas, has been removed by its creator. We’ll always have the single frame preserved below:

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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