Survivor Nicaragua cast photo released, minus faces, plus a preview of Tribal Council

As part of the surprising amount of information being released pre-season, CBS sent the media a photo of Survivor Nicaragua‘s cast. Because the network has yet to release their names and identities, which are already online, the photo is cleverly obscured with an important promotional message:

S21 cast

In addition, at CBS’ day of press tour–the gathering of TV critics and journalists where networks present their new shows via press conferences with stars and producers–there are napkins with QR codes, scannable square bar codes. I spotted a Jeff Probst napkin (yes, that’s a weird phrase to write), and scanning it (using a reader app) gave a URL to this video, which includes footage of the new Survivor Nicaragua Tribal Council and a very special message from Probst that mirrors the one in the photo above.

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.

about the writer

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.