Survivor Blood vs. Water: returnees vs family members

The 27th season of Survivor was teased at the end of the ridiculous Survivor Caramoan reunion, and all we got was its name: Survivor: Blood vs. Water. That is apparently its actual name, since it appeared as part of the show’s logo.

That confirms the twist first reported here: the season will feature returning cast members playing with and against their loved ones.

The cast is already in L.A. and were sequestered as of Saturday, and will be heading to the Philippines soon. Crew members headed there late last week.

Here’s the teaser that aired during the reunion:

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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