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Todd Herzog on Dr. Phil: “I know that I need help”

Todd Herzog was on Dr. Phil for the third time today, an episode filmed one year to the day from his first, horrifying appearance.  Because this is Dr. Phil and Todd’s horrifying alcoholism and popularity can be dragged out for two episodes, the actual result of the intervention is being saved for tomorrow’s episode. Dr. Phil opened the …

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Survivor’s Todd Herzog relapses, back on Dr. Phil

Survivor winner Todd Herzog’s appearance on Dr. Phil last year was disturbing, to say the least; he alcoholism made him barely coherent and barely recognizable. He was drinking 24 gallons of vodka every month. The show sent him to rehab and he returned months later, sober for 112 days. As the preview for Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil …

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Details on Todd Herzog’s rehab, how Survivor contributed to alcoholism, Dr. Phil appearance

Survivor China winner Todd Herzog is now in treatment for alcoholism following an appearance on Dr. Phil last week, which was essentially an intervention by his family, as he was not aware he was appearing on TV until confronted by cameras at home. I’ve learned details about his appearance from a member of the studio …

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Survivor’s Jean-Robert Bellande getting “powerful reactions” at World Series of Poker

Jean-Robert Bellande’s time on Survivor China, never mind his polarizing cockiness, has followed him all the way to the World Series of Poker. In poker, just as on the show, he has fans and detractors. In a profile, ESPN pointed out that “his positively slimy depiction on ‘Survivor: China’ and his willful playing to the …

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Survivor viewers have the greatest emotional connection to the show, more than other shows

Of the new shows debuting this fall, Survivor has a higher “emotional attachment index” than any other show, scripted or unscripted. That means “fans of the ‘Survivor’ franchise have the strongest emotional attachment of any returning series going into the fall 2008 season,” according to an announcement from Marketing Evaluations, a company that has created …

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