It's a family affair this fall as Survivor storms the beaches of Nicaragua for Survivor: San Juan del Sur. The 29th season of the CBS reality franchise (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8/7c) resurrects last year's fan-favorite Blood vs. Water twist, this time pitting 18 brand new contestants against each other and their family members. But fans of reality television will recognize two faces: twin sisters Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, who have already appeared on two cycles of The Amazing Race.
Other castaways include ...
Jeff Probst, Spencer Bledsoe
The editing team on Survivor is prepared to snuff the torch on the show's upcoming 29th season if contractual demands aren't met.
The Motion Picture Editors Guild announced Wednesday via Twitter that the show's editors were going on strike after their request for negotiations on a union contract from CBS fell on deaf ears. The walkout lasted less than 12 hours, however, as producer Mark Burnett's company Island Post Productions agreed to talks with the group of about 24 post-production staff members, according to Deadline.
NCIS, Big Bang Theory
CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for Survivor, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.
The Big Bang Theory
CBS is shaking up its schedule this fall. The Big Bang Theory is moving to Mondays at 8/7c while the network airs NFL Thursday Night Football. But starting on Oct. 30, The Big Bang will return to Thursdays at 8/7c. That same week will also see the series debut of new comedyThe McCarthys and the premiere of Two and a Half Men's final season, which will air Thursdays at 9/8c.
Other shows moving to new nights are NCIS: Los Angeles, which will head to Mondays at 10/9c, following new drama Scorpion; The Amazing Race, which will shift to Fridays at 8/7c to make way for Tea Leoni's Madam Secretary on Sundays at 8/7c; and CSI, which will relocate to Sundays at 10/9c and split the timeslot with new spin-off CSI: Cyber.
Below you can find CBS' new fall schedule along with a list of pilots the network has picked up to series for the 2014-15 season. Click here for ABC, Fox, NBC and The CW.
Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of Relative Insanity, a new reality competition series, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
From the producers of CBS' Big Brother...
How I Met Your Mother
CBS has set its season finale dates for the 2013-2014 season.
Notably, the two-hour Survivor finale will move to a Wednesday for the first time since 2002. As previously announced, the one-hour series finale of How I Met Your Mother will air on March 31.
Imagine the ultimate CW drama, set on an Earth inhabited solely by telegenic young-adult brats celebrating their complete lack of adult supervision. It's a Tribe Without a Cause! Toss in post-apocalyptic echoes of The Hunger Games, forbidden desires out of The Blue Lagoon and the jungle mysteries of Lost — with a toxic cloud of acid fog instead of a mystical Smoke Monster — and you've got the YA formula for The 100, a high-concept guilty pleasure that comes as a bit of a creative relief after a dreary season of derivative spin-offs, reboots and retreads (reaching a nadir in Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People).
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.