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Survivor Panama final four cliffhanger concludes Sunday during the season finale

Survivor Panama teased us last night, making us wait, for the first time ever, to see who will be voted off. As the words “to be continued” appeared on the screen, Cirie and Danielle were facing off in a Tribal Council tiebreaker challenge. The challenge–and the season–conclude on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET. And …

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Survivor Panama wagering stopped because of “suspicious betting patterns”

The winner of Survivor Panama may have been revealed by suspicious betting that forced one site to stop taking wagers on the show. Reality TV World reports that “Bodog.com announced Tuesday that suspicious betting patterns on one of the show’s eight remaining contestants has forced it to halt wagering.” After a spoiler warning, the story …

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American Idol beats Olympic skating as Survivor has its lowest-rated night ever

Last night, the showdown on the major networks led to a victory for FOX’s behemoth American Idol 5, which was watched by 23.5 million viewers. The Olympic figure skating competition, by comparison, was watched by 17.7 million people. Both of the other reality shows airing at the same time, Survivor Panama and Dancing with the …

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Jeff Probst reluctantly watches American Idol, doesn’t trust his mom with Survivor secrets

TVTattle has unearthed an intriguing interview with Survivor host Jeff Probst. In one he admits that he watches American Idol but hates it, and in the other he says he tells his former cast member girlfriend Julie Berry secrets about the show. First, Jeff tells Broadcasting & Cable that basically the only other reality show …

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Dancing with the Stars has more viewers than Survivor, but not among 18- to 49-year-olds

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars 2 was watched by more people than CBS’ Survivor Panama, which aired its second episode Thursday. 19.8 million people watched George Hamilton’s final night on the ballroom dancing competition, while only 18.9 million watched as the four tribes merged, according to Variety. That’s a slip for Jeff Probst and crew, …

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Exile Island may have its own immunity idol clues; Jeff’s clue was a last-minute addition

During the premiere of Survivor Panama, Jeff Probst told the show’s first inhabitant of Exile Island about the island, and then said that he’d just given her a clue. Dumbass Misty thought Jeff said something about the word “behind,” so she dug around in the dirt behind where they were all standing, where the immunity …

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Jeff Probst “likes to figure out on his own what’s going on,” Mark Burnett says

As usual, the New York Times bats cleanup on a trend: this time, commenting on Jeff Probst’s evolution into the best reality host on television. While Anderson Cooper held that post during Survivor‘s early years, when Jeff was just finding his way, he’s now the clear leader. Back then, the Times’ Claire Dederer points out, …

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