Survivor gets a late start due to the Olympics

CBS announced today that Survivor Cagayan will debut Feb. 26, about a week later than usual, though it will have a two-hour premiere. That’s likely to get out of the way of NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, which ends Feb. 23–the day The Amazing Race‘s all-star season premiere.

A press release notes that Survivor‘s debut will be “the first two-hour launch since Heroes vs. Villains on Feb. 11, 2010.” It’s unclear, though, if this is just the first two episodes stuck together, an easy way to deal with moving the premiere a week later without affecting the rest of the season.

Cast members for the next season include a baseball team president, a former NBA player, and an MMA fighter.

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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