Survivor Nicaragua is the show’s 21st season

As I reported back in February and March, Survivor will film its 21st season in Nicaragua this summer. The official title of the season is Survivor Nicaragua, as was revealed at the end of the live Survivor Heroes vs. Villains finale.

Probst and the preview offered few details, but suggested a big twist is ahead: “something that may surprise them all.” Earlier, Probst said we will see the return of hidden immunity idols but with a Russell-proof twist.

As to the location, he only mentioned the country’s “expansive rainforest” and noted that it’s “a land of impenetrable terrain, smoldering volcanoes, and savage wildlife.” This spring, the Italian celebrity version was filming in the Pearl Cays and housing the crew on Big Corn Island.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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