Leave it to a spy to know how to get under a rival's skin. In an upcoming and typically intense episode of FX's The Americans (Tuesday, 10/9c), a captured Mossad agent challenges Soviet mole and master of disguise Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys): "Your name isn't your name, is it? Is your face your face? Are your children your children?"
Survivor is taking its social experiment concept to a new level in Season 28, dividing the 18 contestants into three tribes — Brawn, Brains and Beauty — based on the quality they use most in their daily lives. The decision to divide the players as such was made after the cast of Survivor: Cagayan had already been selected and producers noticed that most fell neatly into categories, according to host Jeff Probst.
"The question it poses is, which of these qualities is the most important? And can you get by with only one of these, or do you need a blend of all three?" Probst tells TVGuide.com.
Survivor hits the beach this February for its 28th season, pitting 18 brand-new castaways against each other in a Brains vs. Beauty vs. Brawn twist. The CBS reality staple returns to the Cagayan province of the Philippines and is the first season without any returning players since 2012's One World.
Although the contestants are split into three distinct groups, each tribe contains a player with a significant sports background. David Samson, current president of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team, will compete on the Brains Tribe, while former NBA star Cliff Robinson, who spent the majority of his 18-year career playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, joins the Brawn Tribe. Morgan McLeod, 21, a member of the Beauty Tribe, was selected to the San Francisco 49ers cheerleading squad when she was still in high school.
A professional poker player, horse trainer, nuclear engineer and two police officers are also featured in this year's cast.
Survivor premieres with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8/7c on CBS.
Check out the full tribe list below. Do you think the brains, beauty or brawn have the advantage?
Survivor and The Amazing Race will return in February, CBS announced Wednesday.
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Survivor has been renewed for Seasons 29 and 30, and Jeff Probst will be back to host the reality show, CBS announced Thursday. The seasons will air in 2014 and 2015.
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Survivor's Jeff Probst and several of the show's former contestants are banding together to help raise money for the Philippines after the country suffered major damage from Typhoon Haiyan, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Season 1 Survivor contestant B.B. Anderson has died after battling brain cancer, according to People. He was 77.
"B.B. was one of the original cast members who launched Survivor back in 2000," host Jeff Probst said in a statement. "He was a powerful presence on the show and that zest for epic adventure was at the heart of everything he did. I was very saddened to hear of his passing."
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