Erik Reichenbach, Natalie Bolton, Cirie Fields, Amanda Kimmel, Parvati Shallow, Eliza Orlins, Jeff Probst, and others have told the story of Survivor’s most unbelievable blindside ever.
Starting at 11 a.m. ET today and continuing tomorrow, TVGN, formerly known as the TV Guide Network, will broadcast both the original Survivor Fans vs. Favorites (today and tomorrow) and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains (Thursday and Friday). The schedule lists… continue reading
The stars of two of the best television shows on the air used to date, but are not dating now. Kristin Chenoweth, who stars on Pushing Daisies–my favorite new drama of last season; it’s awesome–dated Survivor host Jeff Probst in… continue reading
At the 60th Emmys last night, Survivor host Jeff Probst was named the first-ever outstanding reality show host, while The Amazing Race won its sixth consecutive Emmy last night, even though its fifth Emmy was absurd. Probst’s win–which he completely… continue reading
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… continue reading
Between its two all-star seasons, Survivor lost about $70 million in value for CBS, and the 16th season, fans versus favorites, was the third-lowest season in terms of advertising revenue. Those numbers come in a story where Forbes reports on… continue reading
Parvati Shallow beat Amanda Kimmel and won Survivor Micronesia as a result of the answers the two women gave at the final Tribal Council, according to their alliance mate Cirie Fields, although Amanda only says she made mistakes. “I just… continue reading
Survivor Micronesia had one last surprise to offer. Despite being the conclusion to one of (if not the) best season(s) in the show’s history, its finale had the franchise’s lowest finale ratings ever. Parvati’s unexpected win was watched by 13… continue reading
Parvati Shallow won Survivor Micronesia, and that was just one of many surprises the final three hours of the show offered. What started slowly turned into perhaps the best season of Survivor ever, as even Jeff Probst mentioned during the… continue reading
At just 22 years old, Erik Reichenbach has secured himself a place in reality TV history as “the dumbest Survivor ever,” as two contestants branded him last night, and also helped make Survivor Micronesia the best season ever–or at least, the best second half of a season ever.
In its promos for tonight’s penultimate episode of Survivor Micronesia, the announcer says, “We guarantee the most shocking Tribal Council ever.” After last week’s shocking Tribal Council and the ones before that, that’s a pretty bold statement. What could possibly… continue reading
Acting is generally not a virtue on a reality show, but on Survivor Micronesia last night, one contestant’s acting abilities paid off, making Tribal Council dramatic for both her fellow competitors and us. Add that to the reappearance of the… continue reading
As it ages, Survivor has become more and more transparent, revealing once-secret things to its fans. Last season, Jeff Probst gave us a behind-the-scenes tour and revealed details about things like the challenge-testing Dream Team. It’s this kind of information… continue reading
And that, my friends, is why Survivor remains the best competitive reality series on the air and is still a popular, top-15 show after eight years. This season has featured many blindsides, but last night offered perhaps the biggest one… continue reading
Note: Survivor Micronesia aired last night, Wednesday, as a result of tonight’s basketball game (the show will also not be on at all next week). I’ve heard from a few people who wondered why I posted about tonight’s episode early;… continue reading