Survivor: Samoa

2009, TV Show

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Survivor's Krista: "I Don't Regret Going with Russell"

Krista Klumpp, Survivor: Redemption Island

Survivor: Redemption Island castaway Krista Klumpp technically lasted until Episode 6, but many would say her fate was sealed weeks ago when ally (and series villain) Russell Hantz was booted from the game. Despite her close (and ultimately fatal) ties to Russell and her early paranoia about playing with him, Krista says she has no regrets about aligning with one of the competition's most infamous players. The 25-year-old pharmaceutical rep also talked with TVGuide.com about her close bond to Matt Elrod (and the impending drama that came with it), the real reason she thinks she was voted out before Stephanie [Valencia] and the tribe member she thinks already blew their best shot at the grand prize... read more

Survivor's Russell Denies Leak Accusations: I Have Too Much Respect for the Show

Russell Hantz

The third time was not the charm for Survivor legend Russell Hantz. After making it to the final Tribal Council back-to-back in Samoa and Heroes vs. Villains, the 38-year-old oil tycoon failed to last until the merge, let alone the jury vote, and was voted out by his all-too-suspicious Zapatera tribemates in just the third episode of Redemption Island. Die-hard series fans thought Russell would have the perseverance to beat Matt Elrod in the final duel, but his dominos fell short and one of the game's most notorious players left on a surprisingly emotional note.

Russell talked with TVGuide.com about his teary send-off, why he's still no fan "Boston Rob" Mariano and why he felt like John Gotti on the island. Plus: He discusses those "completely false" reports that he leaked show spoilers... read more

Rob vs. Russell: Which Survivor Vet Will Become King of Redemption Island?

Survivor

For two of Survivor's most infamous contestants, there's much more at stake this season than hidden immunity idols and the $1 million prize. In addition to allowing players a chance to return to the game after elimination via the new Redemption Island, Survivor: Redemption Island welcomes back two of the show's biggest villains. After first going head-to-head last year on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz will duke it out once again, this time surrounded by 16 newbies. So who will come out on top?  We compare stats to see what they need to do to outwit, outplay and outlast... read more

Survivor Creator Mark Burnett on Alleged Leak Russell Hantz: I Don't Know If It's True

Mark Burnett

Survivor creator Mark Burnett says he doesn't know if Russell Hantz leaked show results.

"I found out the same time you found out. I read it online," Burnett told reporters on a conference call Thursday. "I had no idea about... read more

Survivor's Russell Hantz Accused of Leaking Show Secrets

Russell Hantz

From the moment he burned Jaison Robinson's socks on Survivor: Samoa in the fall of 2009, Russell Hantz made it clear he couldn't be trusted during the game. It turns out he can't be trusted anywhere.

Jim Ealy, a Survivor message board commentator, told The Daily Beast that Hantz, 38, is guilty of leaking spoilers and other secret information.

Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano join Survivor: Redemption Island

Ealy says he was sued by CBS and Survivor producers in December for prematurely publishing the names of... read more

Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano Join Survivor: Redemption Island

Russell Hantz and Rob Mariano

The final two cast members to join Survivor: Redemption Island have been revealed — and they're sure to bring the drama.

Villains Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano will return to competition for yet another chance to win the prize.

Meet the cast of Survivor: Redemption Island

"Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Hantz and Mariano return to compete for ... read more

Top Moments: A House Kiss, Office Love, and Grey's Guns

Patrick Dempsey, Hugh Laurie

Who didn't get grievously injured on television this week? Gunshots rang out on One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU. CSI had a stabbing, while Miley Cyrus murdered good taste on Dancing with the Stars. (Thank God romance still has a fighting chance on The Office and House.) Welcome to Top Moments: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Edition.

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Survivor's Russell: I Am the Best

Russell Hantz, Survivor

After his aggressive social game and knack for finding immunity idols without clues on Survivor: Samoa last year, Russell Hantz cemented his status as one of the biggest villains in Survivor history with his performance on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Russell was a natural fit for the Villains team, but his aggressive tactics throughout Season 20 led to getting zero votes at the final Tribal Council. Hantz spoke with TVGuide.com about Parvati Shallow, Sandra Diaz-Twine and why the game of Survivor needs to be... read more

Survivor Winner Sandra: Russell Doesn't Know How to Play the Game

Sandra Diaz-Twine, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

To win Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Sandra Diaz-Twine had to last 39 days in the wild and beat 19 fierce competitors. But it turned out she didn't have to overcome any hesitance on the part of the jury to give the prize to a past winner. For the final two, jurors chose not only Diaz-Twine, a Pearl Islands winner, but also Parvati Shallow, who won Micronesia. One thing that helped them both: the unpopularity of third finalist Russell Hantz, who received exactly zero votes from his peers. Though she was listed as a Villain, Sandra scored points for a kind demeanor, as well as her flexibility. The day after becoming the first person to win Survivor twice, Diaz-Twine, 35, spoke with TVGuide.com about why the Villains were able to outlast the Heroes, how Parvati's strongest alliance cost her the title, and why Russell will never... read more

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Winner Revealed

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... read more

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Premiered: September 17, 2009
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The 19th edition of the series strands 20 castaways on the South Pacific island nation of Samoa.

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