President Barack Obama appeared on NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and besides cracking jokes, participated in the rituals reality TV stars know well.
It’s time once again for a collection of links, brief announcements, and other reality TV show and industry news that stood out to me over the past few weeks.
Here’s a list of 35 links and news briefs.
A review of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, a must-watch documentary reality series that tells the stories of six chefs and their food.
Survivor‘s continuous ratings dominance in its Wednesday timeslot, including its destruction of American Idol, makes all the argument CBS needs to keep the show around, 15 years and 31 seasons later. In just two hours, though, Survivor Cambodia‘s finale made the argument for why this show, format, and game continue to thrive, engaging both casual viewers and superfans—and producing exceptional …
Survivor Kaôh Rōng: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty, filmed in Cambodia on the island of Koh Rong, is the next season of the CBS reality competition, and there will likely be the usual teaser for the new season at the very end of the live finale and reunion.
But as of now, there is a lot that’s known about Survivor 32. Here’s a game-play-spoiler-free guide to the spring 2016 season.
During the finale of Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance, CBS promises “a shocking tribal council delivers a Survivor first.” In the preview that followed last week’s episode, Jeff Probst stands over an open voting urn, with no votes visible, and says, “for the first time in 31 seasons…”
While we don’t know what happens, the most likely possibilities involve tie votes and/or the two remaining hidden immunity idols. Here’s everything the official Survivor rules and Jeff Probst say about those possible scenarios.
Vytas Baskauskas won’t be present at the Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance finale and reunion because CBS has prevented him from doing after he left the show’s location early to be with his son.