In an incredibly strong episode of Survivor season 1, Kelly bails on the Tagi four, but doesn’t join with Pagong members to vote out Rich, whose lack of clothing becomes a real problem that Jeff Probst even brings up at Tribal Council.
Stranded contestants compete for $1 million on the iconic and groundbreaking CBS reality show.
Survivor Borneo’s eighth episode focuses a lot on Greg and Jenna, who end up receiving all of the votes at Tribal Council.
The merge brings two different kinds of strategies—and perhaps the first time in competition reality TV history that someone says “I didn’t come here to make friends.”
The Amazing Race 32 is replacing Survivor 41 on CBS’s fall schedule. CBS also gave an update on Survivor’s production, which has not yet begun.
Survivor’s first merge is approaching, which both tribes know about, and Pagong is within seconds of its tribe name not becoming a familiar Survivor term, “Pagonging.”
Survivor is casting for season 43, even as it seems less and less likely that a season could air this fall, as Jeff Probst said the production is not ready to return to Fiji.
Racism on Survivor started during casting with a question from Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett and ended with racial slurs being used at Ponderosa, according to Black Survivor players.
Dirk said he was on Survivor “to have a great time,” but then God voted him off the island. Meanwhile, both challenges on Survivor Borneo episode 5 were left up to individuals—and one continued to perpetuate a stereotype.
In Survivor: Borneo episode four, Richard Hatch suggests creating alliances, but The Tagi Four alliance is born first between Kelly and Sue.
There’s good and bad news from Fiji about season 41. Also: Jeff Probst seems tired of trying “really hard to try to reinvent the show every single” season. I have an idea!
“Quest for Food,” episode 3 of Survivor Borneo, focuses mostly on the tribes’ attempts to find things to eat, but it’s what happened off-camera that led Stacey Stillman to sue.
My summer re-watch of Survivor Borneo continues with an episode that includes Rudy connecting with Rich, and B.B. alienating himself from his tribe.
Survivor: Borneo premiered 20 years ago. I’m going to spend the summer rewatching and doing what I didn’t do back in 2000: writing recaps analyzing the reality show that changed everything.
Survivor Gabon cast member Marcus Lehman is one of the men former Bachelor contestant Kirsty Katzmann is choosing from on Fox’s new dating reality show Labor of Love. I interviewed him about his experience.
Four reality TV recommendations from the past week, including Survivor: Winners at War’s Ponderosa videos, plus a special episode of Hollywood Game Night and last week’s Celebrity Drag Race.