B.B. Anderson, one of the season-one Survivor cast members and the second person to be voted out, has died of brain cancer. He was 77. His Kansas City Star obituary says he died Oct. 29 “at St. Luke’s Hospice House,… continue reading
Survivor season 1, later retitled Survivor: Borneo, aired on CBS in the summer of 2000 and changed reality TV—and television—forever thanks to its cast of characters (including Richard Hatch, Sue Hawk, Kelly Wiglesworth, Rudy Boesch, Gervase Peterson, Colleen Haskell), host Jeff Probst, and a game unlike anyone had ever seen on TV before.
Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett’s ex-wife is claiming in a forthcoming book that she not only named the CBS reality series, but also helped to cast it, including selecting its host, Jeff Probst. And season-one winner Richard Hatch wrote the… continue reading
Survivor winner and Celebrity Apprentice cast member Richard Hatch has been working this spring as the celebrity spokesperson for something that has to do with the IRS and taxes. In the awesome commercial below, he actually says, “You can be… continue reading
Now out of prison, Richard Hatch would like to be on The Amazing Race, and said that visits from children who were born as a result of his donations to a sperm bank is the subject of a potential reality… continue reading
Survivor winner Richard Hatch would have been cast on Survivor Redemption Island instead of its eventual winner, Rob Mariano, but Hatch was not permitted to participate by a court, he said upon being released from prison again today. We previously… continue reading
Survivor winner and Celebrity Apprentice cast member Richard Hatch is appealing a judges’ decision to send him back to jail as of today, and insists this is “flagrantly injust” because he has been in “full compliance” with the law and… continue reading
Richard Hatch was sentenced to nine months in prison today, after being convicted of probation violation in January. The AP reports that the judge gave him “three months longer than the guidelines to deter him and others who would flout… continue reading
Like other reality TV show participant contracts, the Survivor cast member contract includes a clause that disclosing information about the show in advance will result in “liquidated damages” of $5 million per incident, which is not, as the contract says,… continue reading
Jeff Probst’s charity The Serpentine Project has been the recipient of money earned from the end-of-season Survivor auctions for the past two years, and that has taken the charity from one funded by Jeff himself to one that now has… continue reading
The ongoing saga that is original Survivor winner Richard Hatch’s legal drama has a new chapter: He’s been found guilty of violating his probation that he’s been on since being released from prison in the fall of 2009. The Providence… continue reading
There’s nowhere else to start this 12 Days of Reality TV feature except with Survivor. On its anniversary, I explained why it still matters, but didn’t focus on one thing that was especially important: character. And though everyone that first… continue reading
On one of Monday’s episodes of In Treatment, the HBO series featuring half-hour therapy sessions with a psychologist played by Gabriel Byrne, a patient discussed watching Survivor, and it became a metaphor throughout his session. Sunil, played by Slumdog Millionaire’s… continue reading
Survivor, Amazing Race, and even some Big Brother cast members gathered in Orlando this past weekend to continue their incestuous post-show interactions, help out a charity, and go to Sea World’s Discovery Cove. Celebration hosted a reunion and sidewalk sale… continue reading
A reflection on the 10th anniversary of Survivor Borneo’s premiere.
The Man’s Guide To Love is a web site that features short video interview with men responding to this question: “If you had one piece of advice that you’d give another man about love, what would it be?” The site’s… continue reading