• Survivor rules: the contract that details pay, tie-breakers, prohibited behavior, and more

  • Survivor contestant contract: the waivers, agreements that cast members, families sign

  • Survivor debuted 10 years ago today

  • Summer 2010 reality TV debut schedule

  • Behind the scenes of Survivor’s Dragons video, and its link to Ben “Coach” Wade’s evolution

  • Gary Coleman dies; guest starred on an episode of The Surreal Life 2

  • Year-end TV ratings: nine of the top 20 shows are reality TV

  • Lee and Crystal both sign record deals; Lee leads on iTunes; Crystal splits with boyfriend

  • American Idol 9 finale’s ratings lowest since season one

  • Jackie Warner blames editing: “I would never do a docu-drama about my life ever again”

  • Adam Lambert wasn’t asked to appear on finale; David Cook was at a charity event

  • Lee asks, “What would you do if I sang out of tune?” Answer: Let you win American Idol

  • American Idol 9 finale live blog: trying to make this season end as fast as possible

  • Biggest-ever Biggest Loser contestant Michael Ventrella wins after losing record 264 pounds

  • Must-see video: Survivor’s Dragons’ video; Apprentice celebrities’ bus-throwing

  • Simon Cowell’s final Idol critique was “outstanding,” and he wasn’t talking about Lee

  • Nicole Scherzinger wins Dancing with the Stars, giving Derek Hough his second win

  • CBS moves one of Big Brother’s three weekly episodes to Wednesdays

  • Detroit mayor bans reality TV crews after girl’s death

  • Simon Cowell judges for the final time on Idol tonight as a shadow of his former self

  • Lo Bosworth stars in a ridiculous anti-cellulite, “increase bikini confidence” NIVEA ad

  • Dancing with the Stars 10 concludes as only its three ringers remain

  • Celebrity Apprentice finale ratings up, even against Lost’s finale

  • Paula Abdul joins CBS’ Got to Dance and gets six different roles

  • Lost’s surprise ending: Jeff Probst and his snuffer