Survivor: Fiji

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Survivor: Fiji Winner Earl Cole Weds

Earl Cole

Earl Cole, who was crowned champ of 2007's Survivor: Fiji, married his longtime girlfriend, according to People.

Survivor champ Earl Cole reveals Fiji's turning point

Cole, 39, and Shelley Lee, who met in... read more

Survivor: Fiji Star Cited for Alleged Battery

Kenward "Boo" Bernis

Survivor: Fiji contestant Kenward "Boo" Bernis was cited on a battery charge Wednesday after a woman claimed he hit her in a bar restroom, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Bernis was issued a misdemeanor summons in lieu of... read more

Love Notes: Katherine Heigl, M-L Parker and More!

Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl and singer-beau Josh Kelley are planning a Christmas Eve wedding, says the New York Daily News.... As first speculated in May, Weeds lead Mary-Louise Parker and Grey's Anatomy stiff Jeffrey Dean Morgan are no longer a couple. As "Denny" tells People, "It just didn't work out. Wrong time in both our lives".... Andria "Dreamz" Herd, notorious for reneging on an immunity deal on Survivor: Fiji, is being sued by a woman who claims he's her baby's deadbeat dad. And no, the woman's name is not Scary Spice. read more

I'm kind of glad to hear that ...

Question: I'm kind of glad to hear that The Amazing Race won't be back until mid-season, as much as I love it. I hope that means they can spend more time casting quality, dynamic, interesting teams. My thought, however, is that they should do the same with Survivor, which is getting stale in its old age. (I have my own ideas on how to spice up the show, but that's not for this column.) What's keeping CBS from rotating the two on Thursday nights — Race's smaller audience? Answer: You answered your own question. While Survivor isn't quite the powerhouse it used to be, with its novelty fading by the cycle, it is still a big audience draw, bigger than Race for sure. And the stakes are so high on Thursdays (witness CBS returning Without a Trace to finish out the night) that CBS isn't going to mess with the current formula until it is forced to. For now, Survivor is still giving CBS a powerful start to Thursdays. When something comes along to upstage it, CBS will have to start scrambling ... read more

Survivor Champ Earl Cole Reveals Fiji's Turning Point

Survivor: Fiji champ Earl Cole

In what just so happened to be the series' 200th episode, CBS' Survivor: Fiji wrapped up its season with a unanimous vote for Earl Cole. While the "haves" versus the "have-nots" theme kept the first half of the season rolling along at a predictable pace, Fiji eventually turned out to be must-see television, as its cast of characters demonstrated how (and how not) to play the game. TV Guide.com spoke with Cole, fresh off his win, about his time on the island, his nearly perfect game play and a secret they didn't show us. TVGuide.com: I believe you're the first African-American male to win the show. How does it feel?Earl Cole: I feel good about that and I'm happy that I played a good game, a smart game. I'm glad to know that you can be a role model to somebody and that you can show them that read more

Champ to Survivor Fans: Don't Be Too Hard on Dreamz

Andria "Dreamz" Herd and Earl Cole by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

By a unanimous vote, Earl Cole — the thoughtful, soft-spoken advertising executive from Kansas City, Missouri — on Sunday night became the newest member of the Survivor millionaire club. But as so often has been the case this season, the talk was all about Andria "Dreamz" Herd, whose final flip-flop may go down as the biggest betrayal ever in Survivor history."I'm sorry, Yau-Man." Those three little words had huge implications in a season that had seen its share of tricks — most of them pulled by Yau-Man Chan. Early on, Chan showed himself to be a wily castaway quick to improvise in situations that could lend him an advantage. Chan, who once used a welcome-back-to-camp hug as cover to inspect a competitor's bag, later swapped an immunity idol with a fake to throw off its other seekers. Unfortunately for Chan, his riskiest move of giving a Ford truck (won as a reward) to Dreamz in exchange for final-four immunity cost Chan the game, when Dreamz reneged on his promise. ... read more

Ratings: The Camdens Leave on a High Note

This Sunday's ratings in a nutshell:8 pm/ETOpposite the first half of the Survivor: Fiji finale (which averaged 13.54 million total viewers across its two-hour run; see related TV Guide News Report), Ty Pennington's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (10.22 mil) dropped 1.4 mil week-to-week. The CW's 7th Heaven (3.37 mil) surged 570 thou to say goodbye to its biggest audience since February 18.9 pmDespite slipping 1.1 mil to a new series low, Desperate Housewives (15.75 mil) bested the back half of Survivor.10 pmBrothers & Sisters (11.93 mil) was up 700,000 and won in the key demos, yet fell shy of Survivor's reunion special (12.06 mil) in total viewers. read more

May 13, 2007: And the Winner Is...

Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you? Me either. That pretty much sums up Survivor: Fiji — surprising. While I’m pleased with the winner, this season has been so all over the place that it’s fitting that the finale leaves you wondering what the hell just happened. Dreamz reneged, Yau-Man was booted, and Earl won a million dollars. Two of those three things I didn’t see coming. Yeah, it’s kind of easy to say that you figured Earl would take the whole thing, but to think that Yau-Man would not be sitting next to him at final tribal? No way!It did make for good television. It was all very Dynasty, what with all the betrayal, double-crossing and courtroom grandstanding (Alex, I’m talking about you). Early on, and much to my dismay, we lost Boo. He made a good showing in the maze-challenge-from-hell that had castaways navigating dead ends and intermittent drawbridges while blindfolded. But Yau-Man won immunity again and killed any chance of Boo makin... read more

May 10, 2007: Revenge of the Hidden Immunity Idol

OK, America, I officially love Boo. The man is funny. Just watching him prepare his little hidey-hole to eavesdrop on any strategy sessions near the watering hole was hilarious. Too bad it will probably go as unused as Yau-Man's fake immunity idol. I applaud their efforts, though, because once all the contrivances of the rich tribe versus the poor tribe arrangement disappeared, it was these little moments of strategic gold that have made the season fun to watch. With the numbers dwindling, these strategic moves have grown bolder by the week, and I love it!First of all, I have to say to Yau-Man: this is how you play the game! Yau-Man made two big moves tonight. First he exacted from Dreamz a promise of immunity at the final four in exchange for a big ole' truck won at the reward challenge. (Of course, Dreamz would have to actually win immunity in order to give it up, so we'll see how that goes.) Then Yau-Man sent himself to Exile Island to get the other clue, and because of that his ... read more

Season-finale Preview: Survivor Host Spills Fiji's Secrets

Jeff Probst, Survivor: Fiji

Survivor: Fiji began with controversy when the Moto tribe won the luxury beach while the Ravu tribe had virtually nothing. So it is only fitting that the Survivor: Fiji finale end in the same way it began, with major controversy. But we'll get to that in a moment. First, a quick recap. As of May 3, we are down to the final six: Boo, Cassandra, Dreamz, Earl, Stacy and Yau-Man. Now, as the game enters the "every person for himself" phase, Yau-Man and Earl seem to have the most solid alliance, which puts them in a very good position, and it appears that Earl is calling the shots. Thanks to Mookie's snooping (and, consequently, being voted off), everybody knows that Yau-Man has one of the immunity idols. This could put him in a vulnerable spot because the longer he's allowed to hold onto it, the safer he becomes. This won't sit well with the others, especially considering how likabl read more

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Premiered: February 08, 2007, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The 14th edition of the reality series strands 19 castaways on the Fiji Islands to vie for the $1 million first-place prize. Initially, everyone lives together at a camp that has plenty of supplies, but on the third day the group is split into two tribes. The team that loses the first immunity challenge must relocate to a different island with little resources. Also, a hidden immunity idol is located at each tribal camp.

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