MLB president, former NBA player, 49ers cheerleader, and other Survivor Cagayan cast members

The president of a Major League Baseball team is among the people competing on Survivor Cagayan. Marlins president David Samson will appear on the new season, as the media has just discovered. Actually, a lot of the cast–which consists of all new players, no returnees–has been previously identified.

Other cast members include a former NBA player (Cliff Robinson), a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers (Morgan McLeod), a poker player (Garrett Adelstein), and an MMA fighter (Sarah Lacina). Robinson is one of the basketball players who traveled to North Korea with Dennis Rodman to play for Kim Jong Un; also, he’s married to Heather Robinson, who has appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

True Dork Times has a rundown of the cast and their details, most of which came from Survivor Sucks–and which were spoiled long before Survivor Blood vs. Water even started airing last fall.

The cast members will be divided into three tribes based on three characteristics: brains, beauty, and brawn.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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.