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.
Rob and Amber Mariano
Survivor couple Boston Rob and Amber Mariano welcomed their third daughter, Isabetta Rose, earlier this month, People reports.
She was born on May 5 in Pensacola, Fla., weighing in at...
Dennis Anderson and Rob Mariano
He's competed on four seasons of Survivor. He's traveled the world at least twice for The Amazing Race. And last year, he did the impossible and finally took home the $1 million grand prize in front of millions of TV viewers on Survivor: Redemption Island. So what in the world is "Boston Rob" Mariano doing back on TV less than a year after his triumphant win?
"I love adventure and I always have," Mariano tells TVGuide.com of his latest reality TV venture, Around the World in 80 Ways. "I never got into Survivor or The Amazing Race or any of these shows to be on TV. I got on originally because I wanted to make some money for my family, and because I love the adventure of it."
Around the World in 80 Ways is heavy on adventure, but unlike so many of Mariano's other TV appearances, there's no finish line or final Tribal Council to name a winner. On the series, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c on History, Mariano partners with monster truck driver Dennis Anderson to travel thousands of miles in 10 weeks using every possible mode of transportation: from mules to steamboats to...
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...
ABC kept promoting Mark Burnett's Expedition Impossible as an adventure unlike anything we've ever seen.
Except we have — even from the man himself.
When the show was announced last year, Amazing Race fans did a Phil Keoghan-like eyebrow-raise: This sounds an awfully like the seven-time Emmy winner. Race has teams of two; Expedition, teams of three. Race globe-trots, Expedition journeys through just Morocco. Race has legs; Expedition has stages. Race awards a $1 million prize; Expedition offers a $150,000 purse and a ...
The History Channel has greenlit production on a docudrama based on The Bible, the network announced Tuesday.
From producer Mark Burnett — the man behind The Voice, Survivor and The Apprentice, among others — The Bible will be a five-part, 10-hour miniseries that will tell the story...
What Seth Meyers said about Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live over the weekend is no joke: He can't even win his time slot let alone the presidency.
Sunday night's two-hour finale of The Celebrity Apprentice got shellacked by Tom Selleck's seventh installment of the popular Jesse Stone franchise, Innocents Lost.
Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles
Our top moments of the week:
16. Scratching Our Heads Award: We know we wouldn't be perfect on live television ourselves, but we're pretty sure we wouldn't flub something as simple as a coin toss. During Dancing with the Stars' Winner Takes All Cha-Cha, Brooke Burke tells top scorer Hines Ward to call the toss to decide the ...
She's been called lazy. She's been called a coattail-rider. But no matter what Survivor castaways and fans said about Natalie Tenerelli, it was her passive game play and her unflinching devotion to "Boston Rob" Mariano that earned her a spot in the final three. Unfortunately, these two traits were also her downfall and she received zero votes from the jury (she even came in behind Phillip Sheppard, which is really saying something). The 19-year-old professional dancer spoke with TVGuide.com about why she decided not to throw Rob under the bus, how she feels about the jury's — especially Julie Wolfe's — harsh words and why she wasn't as lazy as people think...
Laurence Fishburne, Julianna Margulies
CBS has shaken up its fall schedule, shifting CSI to Wednesdays to make room for J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest on Thursdays and moving The Good Wife to Sundays.
Fall 2011 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
Person of Interest gets the Thursdays-at-9 slot, which had been inhabited by CSI since 2001. The project reunites Abrams with ...