Survivor: Philippines

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Survivor: Who Does Jeff Probst Think Doesn't Have a Chance at Winning?

Jeff Probst

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.

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Exclusive: Survivor's Malcolm Freberg Guests on The Bold and the Beautiful

Malcolm Freeburg, Jacob Young

He's one of the most popular players in Survivor history but can he survive a job at Forrester Creations? TV Guide Magazine has learned that reality superstar Malcolm Freberg, who was robbed of a win on Survivor: Philippines, will appear on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful on Wednesday, Feb. 13. That's the same day his next Survivor outing, Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites, premieres on CBS.

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Top Moments: Dexter's Killer Surprise and Mother's Legendary Proposal

Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris

Our top moments of the week:

12. 'Til Death Do Us Part Award:
It took another nine years, but a second Bachelorette couple ties the knot! In an ABC special, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum get married in a Bachelor alum-studded ceremony officiated by host Chris Harrison. As with any Bachelor-related event, there are a bunch of cheesy, staged moments, but their emotional ...
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Denise Stapley on Survivor Win: "I Played a Very Quiet But Smart Game"

Denise Stapley

Denise Stapley says it was an understated yet very calculated strategy that propelled her to victory in Survivor: Philippines, the reality show's 25th season.

"I think I just played a very quiet but smart game," the sex therapist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa said in a conference call Monday, less than 24 hours after she found out she was the winner of the show's million-dollar top prize. "As long as votes were going the way that.... read more

Ratings: Survivor Finale Rises; Bachelorette Wedding Bombs

Lisa Whelchel, Michael Skupin and Denise Stapley

Getting a big boost from football, the Survivor: Philippines finale improved on last season's closer on Sunday, while few attended Ashley and JP's Bachelorette wedding.

Has your favorite show been canceled?

Survivor scored 11.1 million viewers and ...
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Who Won Survivor: Philippines?

Survivor: Philippines

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?

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Ratings: CBS Wins on Overall Down Night

CSI

CBS topped Wednesday despite a series low from CSI.

The long-running procedural drew 9.5 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down four-tenths from its last new episode ...
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Ratings: Modern Family On Top; Everyone Still Loves Charlie Brown

Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara

Modern Family led the way Wednesday, leading ABC to a tie with Fox for the night.

The comedy drew 11.9 million viewers and a 4.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, rising slightly from its last new episode two weeks ago. Suburgatory (6.9 million, 2.6) and Nashville (5.6 million, 1.8) were ...
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Guide to Holiday Weekend TV: Liz & Dick, Downton Salute, SpongeBob Christmas

Lindsay Lohan

What unbecomes a legend most? Look no further than this long weekend's well-timed candidate for the TV Turkey Hall of Fame: Liz & Dick (Lifetime, Sunday at 9/8c), an epic of stunningly cynical and pathetic miscasting, a TV-movie so laughably inept it doesn't deserve to be on a first-name basis with anything resembling humanity. read more

Ratings: Whitney Returns Low; Chicago Fire Drops Without The Voice

Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia

Whitney returned Wednesday and it didn't do any better than its timeslot predecessor Animal Practice.

The NBC comedy's Season 2 premiere bowed to 4.3 million viewers and a 1.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, which matches its series ...
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Premiered: September 19, 2012, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The 25th edition of the reality series strands 18 castaways on the Caramoan Islands in the Philippines. Included are former National League MVP Jeff Kent, '80s TV star Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") and three former players who were medically evacuated from the game.

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