Survivor: Samoa

2009, TV Show


Survivor's Liz: "I Was a Serious Threat"

Elizabeth Kim

With only five players remaining, the Foa Foa tribe on Survivor: Samoa had little more than a wing, a prayer and Russell's idol to push the tribe through to a win. Unfortunately, after losing Thursday's reward and immunity challenges, it was Liz Kim that had her flame put out at tribal council. The 33-year-old attorney talked with about confronting her team's "demoralizing"... read more

Survivor's Russell: For a Moment "I Wish I Had Died"

Russell Swan

After nine years and 19 seasons of Survivor, it takes a lot to rattle host Jeff Probst. But once Galu team leader Russell Swan collapsed during Thursday's reward challenge and lost consciousness again minutes later, Probst was forced to send Russell home and called the experience his "scariest moment" on the show. Russell, 42, may not have won the million-dollar prize, but tells about coming away with a new lease on life and also tells us why he thinks his role as... read more

Survivor's Ashley Reveals Tribe's Weakest Links and Secret for Success

Ashley Trainer, Survivor: Samoa

One week after (finally) winning its first immunity challenge, the Foa Foa tribe found itself back in the losers' circle on Thursday's Survivor: Samoa. The heavy rain not only kept the entire tribe in close quarters, but it also put a huge damper on any chance of strategizing who to vote off at tribal council. After Ashley Trainer failed to ... read more

Survivor's Yasmin Giles on Rivals: "They're Babies to Me"

Yasmin Giles, Survivor: Samoa

Donning black high heels and an ear-to-ear grin during the tribal council meeting, Survivor: Samoa's Yasmin Giles seemed less than broken up about getting booted from the island. "Did you see the smile on my face?! It was the happiest day of my life," the 33-year-old hairstylist tells

Turns out Giles was ready to... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009


9/8c CW
Some folks think Paris Hilton is a demon. Well, they're right. At least for tonight. Hilton guest stars as a demonic creature who takes the form of... Paris Hilton. The mystery takes place in a small town where  icons, like Abraham Lincoln, and infamous objects, such as James Dean's car, are killing people. Enter a bloodthirsty Paris Hilton, who takes part in killings and kidnappings.

Read on for previews of The Office, Fringe, Survivor: Samoa and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. read more

Survivor's Ben Browning: "It's Not Like I Hit a Girl"

Ben Browning

Ben Browning was only the third contestant sent packing on Survivor: Samoa, but the 28-year-old bar manager still managed to snag himself a spot in the Survivor hall of shame thanks to his physical and verbal antics. During his brief stay on the island, Browning was accused of being a racist after a dramatic falling out with Yasmin Giles, and earned the dismal distinction of becoming the first Survivor cast mate ever to be thrown out of a challenge.

Despite his now-notorious reputation, Browning tells us... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

Private Practice

Private Practice
10:01/9:01c ABC
All was hardly well when we left Oceanside Wellness in May: Violet lay dying after her disturbed patient Katie had literally cut the baby from her womb and made off with him. Season 3 begins tonight with Amy Brenneman still in the cast. As for Violet's suitors (Pete won, remember), check out the Pete-Sheldon body language during their hospital vigil. But don't expect any romantic developments involving Addison and Noah: She's too busy in the ER to have time for much else.

Read on for previews of Survivor: Samoa, Grey's Anatomy, Bones and Community. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009


8/7c Fox
Series creator Hart Hanson, who took some heat for the alternate-reality love scene between Brennan and Booth at the end of last season, explained that the latter's "who are you?" remark was due more to coma-induced confusion than amnesia. But as the fifth season begins, Booth is declared mentally fit to pursue bad guys again, and tonight he and Brennan try to figure out how — or why — a psychic (Cyndi Lauper) knows that a Washington, D.C., fountain is hiding a mass grave.

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Meet Survivor: Samoa's New Set of Castaways

Survivor: Samoa

A rocket scientist, doctor, and mixologist are among the newest castmates of CBS' Survivor.

On the white sand beaches of Samoa, 20 castaways will battle it out in order to be the ultimate survivor. While there are some obvious frontrunners whose age and career will help them in the physical aspects of the game, there are a bunch of smart cookies this season as well.

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John, 25, is a rocket scientist from Los Angeles, and Mick, who also resides in Los Angeles, is a 33-year-old doctor.

The cast also includes two law students: Monica, 25, from San Diego, and Jaison, 28, from Chicago.

The others headed to Samoa are:

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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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