Did CBS promo spoil Survivor’s battle of the Tarzan twits?

A Survivor One World promo that aired before the season debuted promised a showdown between Tarzan and Troyzan, who happen to be the only men left in the game.

On Twitter, joked that the pre-season ad was a sign after Xfinity’s Gordon Holmes asked, “Who had ‘Tarzan and Troyzan will be the last men standing’ in the Survivor pool?” Indeed, who would have predicted these two twits would be the last two men?

That’s funny, but the preview was oddly prescient, even if it was just cut to be a joke about the two men with oddly similar nicknames. (And this isn’t the same thing as CBS’ increasingly revealing promos that give away major plot points.)

In the preview, below, the announcer says, “There can only be one king of the jungle,” and follows that immediately with Tarzan doing the real Tarzan’s call, a visual cue that he is that king–even if may have pooped himself. While I’m sure the editing will continue to emphasize Troyzan’s attempts to save himself, it’s almost assured he’ll leave first, since Tarzan votes with the women’s alliance. Thus, the promo likely ended up identifying the last two men and which of the two survives the longest.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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