Jeff Probst and Brandon Hantz
Wednesday's episode of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites was one for the reality show's record books, featuring a forfeited immunity challenge and a narrowly-avoided physical confrontation between two tribe members — all brought on by an epic meltdown by Brandon Hantz unlike any ever seen on the show before, according to host Jeff Probst.
Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
It was déjà vu on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites this week.
The Fans tribe was once again in disarray after last week's Tribal Council, when a plan to vote Shamar off the island fell apart at the last minute and Hope was sent home instead. During the screaming match that opened the episode, Sherri and Eddie got in each other's faces about the decision. "We got rid of Hope tonight because she was the prettiest one here, and she was a threat to everybody because of that," Eddie said about his former ally in a cutaway interview. "Laura can't lift 20 pounds. ... She is the weakest link on our team. I really don't care too much for any of these people right now."
It's only the second week of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites, and there's (predictably) already drama brewing among the members of the two tribes.
Andrea Boehlke, John Cochran and Malcolm Freberg
It hasn't been a good couple of days for Jeff Probst.
A day after his daytime talk show was canceled, Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites opened to the series' lowest ...
The Jeff Probst Show will not survive to see a second season.
The daytime TV show, led by Survivor's longtime host, was canceled after one season Wednesday, according to Deadline.
Original episodes of the series will continue to air through the end of Season 1. "We believe Jeff is an incredible talent, and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season. Unfortunately, the...
Survivor kicks off its 26th season Wednesday night, pitting fans against former competitors for the second time with Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites. And, according to host Jeff Probst, though the show's formula may be routine by now, this season — which gets underway with a 90-minute premiere at 8/7c on CBS —promises no shortage of drama.
"Survivor is about the players first and the twists second," Probst tells TVGuide.com. "This season delivers in a huge way. Our returning players have never let us down, and that record stands intact after this season."
"There are definitely surprises and at least one thing we have never had happen before and it's a doozy," he adds.
Former Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel went up against returning contestant Michael Skupin, sex therapist Denise Stapley and bartender Malcolm Freburg in Sunday's finale of Survivor: Philippines, but only one was crowned the sole survivor of the show's 25th season. Who was it?
Jim Van Der Beek on Rove LA
The Beek is not impervious to the good old SBD.
James Van Der Beek admits to farting while filming Dawson's Creek, saying the silent, but deadly horror...
Karl Rove, Jon Stewart
Our top moments of the week:
15. Impeccable Timing Award: After what host Jeff Probst calls the most "complicated" and "entertaining" Tribal Council ever, former MLB player Jeff Kent is voted off Survivor: Philippines, a result of him betraying his alliance. But even more surprising than Jeff's ouster is his hilariously timely rant afterward, during which he points out that the show's $1 million prize is really only "600 grand after Obama takes it." It's all the more funny since the show was filmed earlier this year and his elimination just happened to air the day after Barack Obama's re-election.
14. Laziest Rip-Off: Ted proposes to Victoria on How I Met Your Mother after she...
A lot of new big names have moved into the daytime neighborhood this fall, but viewers are choosing to spend more time with a familiar friend. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is off to its best start in its 10-year history, ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk program among the advertiser-favored audience of women ages 25-54 through the first two weeks of the TV season. Its overall average of 3.3 million viewers is up 6 percent from a year ago, putting it behind Dr. Phil (3.8 million) and Live With Kelly and Michael (3.4 million).
When Oprah Winfrey ended her program in 2011, insiders in the syndication business wondered where her viewers would go. No program last year took immediate advantage of the upheaval, but daytime habits change glacially. "All the research indicated that after Oprah left there was a large opportunity for Ellen, and that may be playing itself out," says Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which syndicates Ellen.