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CBS officially orders Survivor 19 and 20; Jeff Probst has “no idea” if he’d stay past season 20

In the most unsurprising news of the week, CBS has renewed Survivor for two more seasons, its 19th and 20th. Those will tape this summer and fall and air next fall and spring, as usual. CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said in the network’s announcement, “Survivor is one of CBS’s signature series and symbol of …

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Dane didn’t actually complete a marathon; Bob breaks down over team changes

This week’s episode of The Biggest Loser 7 was split into two nights because of Tuesday’s presidential address, and each night offered its own drama, from a trainer and his team’s emotional meltdown to a contestant’s on-screen lie about running an entire marathon. Dane lied, and Bob cried. After being eliminated at the end of …

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Survivor Tocantins challenges will move inland if water rises; state park limits locations

The Rio Novo river flows past both Survivor Tocantins tribe camps, base camp, and Ponderosa, and has hosted the first two challenges. That same challenge location will also host other challenges this season–unless the river rises too much, in which case there will be a number of land-based puzzles. In Brazil, Survivor challenge producer John …

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Paula Abdul may leave after this season; Kara “hurt” by Paula’s fourth-judge comments

Paula Abdul suggested she’ll leave American Idol after this season. “It is the last season of my contract, and I have so many other things I want to do. There are only so many hours in the day,” she told OK! Magazine. Last November, rumors said she’d be leaving the show. She also dissed new …

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