Benjamin "Coach" Wade, Ozzy Lusth
Blindside me once, shame on you. Blindside me twice, shame on me. Blindside me three times? That's what it's coming to on Survivor.
The reality series comes back for Season 23 with two new returning favorites, Oscar "Ozzie" Musth and Benjamin "Coach" Wade, in tow. But after the success of Heroes vs. Villains in 2010 and "Boston Rob" Mariano's applauded Road to Redemption last spring, recruiting beloved former players for another tour of duty is becoming standard practice for the aging competition series. But is it really the right move? As much as we enjoy watching the Russell Hantz's and Jerri "Black Widow" Manthey's have to face (and sometimes apologize for) their past power moves and manipulations, are these familiar faces really adding to the game or detracting from it? We look at three reasons it's time to throw the vets' buffs in the fire once and all...
After becoming one of the first villains in Survivor history on The Australian Outback and her "damaging" experience on All-Stars, Jerri "The Black Widow" Manthey returned to the game for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains a changed woman. Although she made it to the final four, Jerri fell short of the final Tribal Council after losing the last immunity challenge to Russell Hantz. Manthey spoke with TVGuide.com about how her strategy changed this season, why she almost voted for Russell to win the season and why Sandra Diaz-Twine's win was "poetic justice."
Survivor: Heroes and Villains
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals the winner of Sunday night's Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains finale.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains came down to the final five finalists in competition for the Sole Survivor title and the $1 million prize...
Once a cheater, always a cheater? That's what the Survivor Villains thought when it came to new ally Candice Woodcock, who flipped sides and voted with the Villains to stay in the game. Despite her best efforts to show her loyalty, some of her new allies, particularly Jerri Manthey, believed someone who switched sides that easily could not be trusted. Combine those suspicions with the betrayal felt by the two other remaining Heroes, Colby Donaldson and Rupert Boneham, and Candice was swiftly voted out. Woodcock, 27, spoke with TVGuide.com about why she regrets voting Amanda out, the real story behind her alliance with...
Benjamin "Coach" Wade
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' Benjamin Wade has been called a lot of things: "Coach," "The Dragon Slayer." But, as his fans and teammates know, you can't call him disloyal. Unfortunately, Coach's honor wasn't enough to save him from elimination. After Tyson Apostol and "Boston" Rob Mariano were both sent packing, Coach was the strongest male left and therefore a big target for Sandra Diaz-Twine and Courtney Yates, who injured herself in the immunity challenge. Following his ouster, the 38-year-old spoke with TVGuide.com about his alliance with Russell Hantz, his "showmance" with...
After two weeks on top, last night the Villains tribe on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains brought the heat everywhere but during the immunity challenge. Thanks to blossoming showmances (Coach and Jerri! Russell and Parvati!) and the drama of having to vote someone out for the first time, the Survivor bad guys finally started to show their true colors and true alliances. The vote came down to the manipulative Parvati Shallow and the tribe's weakest link, Randy Bailey, and in the end, 50-year-old Bailey got the boot. The former Survivor: Gabon player talked with TVGuide.com about his flirtatious tribemates, what the Heroes need to do to get ahead and the story behind the burning of the buff...
Survivor: Heroes and Villains
Survivor often has boiled down to power struggles between perceived good and evil. So it made sense to host/executive producer Jeff Probst to celebrate the show's 10-year anniversary and 20th season with the Heroes vs. Villains edition.
"Heroes vs. Villains was a great idea from the get-go and I think we all knew it," Probst says. "It captures what Survivor really has become about, the good versus the bad."
Jeff Probst offers glimpse of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Signing on also proved to be a no-brainer for many former castaways, even past winners such as...
If you can't wait until the premiere of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8/7c, TV Guide Network has an exclusive preview of Season 20.
CBS renews Survivor and Amazing Race
Hosted by Survivor: Samoa winner Natalie White, it will include...
Survivor villainess Jerri Manthey has taken lots of heat for her witchy behavior on TV. Most recently, the live audience booed her off the stage at the All-Stars reunion. Tired of her self-styled bad-girl image, she's showing her softer side as co-host of Extreme Dodgeball (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET). The series airs on GSN (formerly known as Game Show Network), where many ex-reality contestants — including Evan Marriott — have found gigs. Before Manthey gets too comfy watching from the sidelines, though, TV Guide Online tosses a few hardballs her way!
TVGO: Have you spoken to Jeff Probst since the All-Stars finale? Jerri Manthey: No, I haven't. Since the whole fiasco, I haven't spoken to anybody from the production side of Survivor. Jeff came up and gave me a hug at the end of "The Let's Give Rupert $1 Million Show." He said, "Jerri, don't hate me. I'm just doing my job." I said, "So am I."
Survivor's Most Valuable Villainess, Jerri Manthey, entered All-Stars a changed woman — and it showed. Save for a few anti-Colby outbursts, the 33-year-old Surreal Life grad was a shockingly low-key version of the cunning predator she "played" on Australian Outback. But in the end, the good-girl routine brought her no closer to landing the $1-million grand prize. (There's a lesson in there somewhere... ) Anyway, TV Guide Online caught up with Jerri following her ouster Thursday night and grilled her about Colby, that startling 'tude makeover and her new role as musician.
TV Guide Online: Was the softer Jerri just a game plan?Jerri Manthey: It definitely was part of my strategy to keep my mouth shut. Basically, it was coming from the way I was perceived [on Outback] and the harsh feedback I got from the public. But because of that experience, a lot of things in my life changed. I was kind of a controlling person an