When the cast of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was first announced, CBS declared that the Feb. 13 premiere would be a massive two-hour event. Awesome news, right? Two full hours of the biggest reality battle on television! Not anymore. Sadly, the network has decided to trim the 26th season’s debut by 30 minutes and will be filling the 9:30-10 p.m. EST slot by rerunning an episode of an entirely different show.
Survivor: Caramoan, the upcoming 26th season, is the second time Survivor has been subtitled “Fans Vs. Favorites.” The 10 so-called “fans” are a slew of superfans who have been salivating to earn a slot on their favorite show. But don’t be fooled by the “fan” status so fast. Turns out, some of these “fans” can’t even accurately describe their favorite Survivor moment. What’s this all about? Why does it irritate me so much? Find out inside this article!
Malcolm Freberg Was Asked To Be On Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites Just Minutes After Getting Booted From Survivor: PhilippinesJanuary 23, 2013 08:00:27 by Ryan Haidet
When Survivor returns next month with its 26th season (amazing, right?), Malcolm Freberg, one of the 10 veteran castaways on the Favorites tribe, will begin the game without much rest. That’s because filming on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites began just a few weeks after production wrapped on Survivor: Philippines, which Malcolm finished in fourth place on. Recognizing he was an extremely competitive contestant, it didn’t take long for host Jeff Probst to decide that Malcolm should return to play the game again. Not long at all….
It has only been a few weeks since Denise Stapley walked away with $1 million as the winner of Survivor: Philippines, but CBS is already gearing up to unleash the next edition. Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, which has a two hour (yes!) premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., features 20 contestants made up of 10 newbies (the “fans”) and 10 veteran castaways (the “favorites”). Who is on the next season? Did your favorite veteran castaway make the cut? All the details are jammed inside!
A batch of 10 new contestants are ready to battle 10 returning castaways in reality television’s epic showdown on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. Who are these newbies? We’ve got an in-depth introduction of all 10 players stuffed inside!
The season finale of Survivor just wrapped up a month ago, but many fans are anxiously awaiting the show’s return next month. Today, CBS announced the new cast for Survivor Caramoan, which will feature super-fans and favorite contestants from past seasons! Who will be fighting for the coveted one million dollar prize?
VIDEO Exclusive Survivor: Philippines Interview — Malcolm Freberg Reveals How Audience Was Pranked During FinaleDecember 18, 2012 04:00:37 by Ryan Haidet
There was a big prank pulled at the Survivor: Philippines finale that you probably didn’t even realize happened. Malcolm Freberg, who finished 4th on Survivor: Philippines, revealed only to us that some of the castaways fooled all of America — and even host Jeff Probst — during the live reunion show. But to find out what that prank was all about, you will have to jump into this article to watch our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Malcolm at the finale on Sunday, Dec. 16. Not only did he dish the dirt on the joke that flawlessly fooled everybody, Malcolm also talks about having the opportunity to experience the game of Survivor as a huge fan of the show.
VIDEO Exclusive Survivor Philippines Interview — Lisa Whelchel Didn’t Expect To Win, Will Co-Host Jeff Probst Talk ShowDecember 18, 2012 03:00:07 by Ryan Haidet
Lisa Whelchel went into Survivor: Philippines with a major secret — being a former television teen star as Blair on “The Facts Of Life.” It was a secret she was able to keep until Jonathan Penner exposed her personal past at the final Tribal Council, which brought stunned stares from nearly everybody who was sitting there. In our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Lisa at the Survivor: Philippines finale, Lisa told us that she was actually very surprised that Penner chose to out her like that. In our brief chat, which you can watch in its entirety inside this article, Lisa also explained that she wasn’t expecting the jury to award her with victory. She also offered an update on her diagnosis with West Nile Virus (which she got in Texas not the Philippines) before revealing details on how she’s about to start a co-hosting role on “The Jeff Probst Show.”
VIDEO Exclusive Survivor: Philippines Interview — Mike Skupin Reveals Other Seasons He Nearly Competed OnDecember 18, 2012 02:30:48 by Ryan Haidet
Mike Skupin was one of the three veteran castaways previously evacuated from the game who was selected to compete on Survivor: Philippines. But this wasn’t the first time Skupin was a serious contender as a returning player. In our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Skupin immediately after Denise Stapley was crowned the winner, he listed for us all of the times he was nearly placed back on the show. It’s quite an extensive list and extremely interesting. And although he didn’t pass out and fall into a fire this season, Skupin, who host Jeff Probst has compared to Mr. Magoo, showed off his clumsy side with bumps, cuts and scrapes all over his body. Despite all the blood Skupin spilled in the Philippines, he tells us the injuries weren’t as serious as they appeared. To hear about all that and more, jump inside this article to watch our exclusive red carpet interview with Skupin!
Denise Stapley, a sex therapist from Iowa, didn’t have an easy road to the $1 million prize on Survivor: Philippines. She was on a tribe that lost ever single challenge before it was dissolved. Even crazier, Denise is the first person in the show’s 25-season history to visit every single Tribal Council without getting voted out of the game. At the end of all 39 days, Denise found herself at the final Tribal Council where she beat veteran castaway Mike Skupin and teen TV star Lisa Whelchel. Whether you were rooting for her to win or not, Denise, in my opinion, is arguably one of the most deserving winners we’ve ever seen. Immediately after Denise was crowned the champion, I spent some time with her on the red carpet to chat about her experience on the show. Jump inside this article to see our entire one-on-one interview with Survivor‘s latest victor.