Articles for Survivor Season 22

Survivor is back, in more ways than one. Season 22, Redemption Island, brings back three-time castaway Boston Rob and two-time finalist Russell Hantz for a shot at redemption. But they‘re not the only ones back. Within one episode, we get villains, scheming, insults, strategy and a totally insane tribal council.But first and foremost, the premiere introduces us to the new crop, and while it‘s hard to pick a favorite, finding the most hated player is easy because he‘s a very "special" man.  Read more »
CBS can do no wrong. After launching five of the most successful new shows of the fall season, the network has another hit with the Criminal Minds spin-off, Suspect Behavior. The show premiered last night with 12.9 million viewers, beating a new episode of the original Criminal Minds which only had 12.8 million.  Read more »
On the second episode of Survivor: Redemption Island, special agent Phillip continues riding the crazy train, another castaway magically finds an immunity idol with no help and the second coming of Rob and Amber‘s super powerful Romber alliance is killed before it even gets off the ground. Also, we learn that being a good Christian makes you a bad Survivor player. Meanwhile, Francesca (or is it Fransessqua?) is all alone on Redemption Island.  Read more »
This week on Survivor: Redemption Island we get the first duel between the two eliminated castaways. We also see Russell, who is surrounded by his two goddesses just like Charlie Sheen, as he faces a tribe so eager to get rid of him that they‘re willing to throw the immunity challenge.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.Reality TV has always been a home for some very odd people, but now more than ever it seems like absolute crazy people are filling the airwaves, and I‘m not just talking about Charlie Sheen. Reality shows are all featuring crazy stars, and those certifiably insane people are the ones everyone‘s talking about.  Read more »
Today CBS announced that its hit reality show Survivor was renewed for two more seasons, meaning it will return for its 23rd season in the fall and season 24 next spring.The show that started the network reality boom has done it all. Survivor has had all-star seasons as well as years where it divided the camps based on race, gender and age. But how can Survivor stay fresh for two more seasons?  Read more »
For the first time in Survivor history, arch-villain Russell Hantz was eliminated from the game last night. After being voted out by his tribe last week after making it to the finale on his first two appearances, Russell lost the Redemption Island duel with God-loving Matt Elrod, becoming the second person of the season to be officially eliminated.And it couldn‘t have come soon enough.  Read more »
This week, Survivor is all about Redemption Island, where an epic battle takes place. On one side is Matt, the God-loving Christian who helps old ladies across the street and whose farts smell like lavender. He‘s the embodiment of puppies and Christmas and everything good in the world. On the other side is big, bad Russell, the biggest villain in Survivor history. He has a forked tongue, cloven hooves and he gives wedgies to handicapped children.  Read more »
Now that supervillain Russell Hantz is gone, life on Survivor: Redemption Island has gotten a lot harder for his two ladies. Krista and Stephanie teamed up with Russell right away, but without him, they‘re just two sitting ducks. If they make it to the merge, they vow to switch sides and join Ometepe. But that‘s a big if.  Read more »
Reality television can be good or it can be bad. More often than not, it falls under the category: so bad it‘s good. Either way, BuddyTV is a big fan which is why we‘re excited to announce a brand new contest! Thanks to Reality Rocks, we‘re giving one lucky reader the chance to win the new SlideHD Flip Cam. To learn more about the upcoming Reality Rocks Expo, the SlideHD Flip Cam and how to enter on BuddyTV, keep on reading.   Read more »
The strong six-person alliance of Zapatera on Survivor: Redemption Island has successfully voted out Russell and one of his girls, Krista. That leaves Stephanie as the odd woman out, but this week Stephanie tries her hardest to suck up to people she hates in order to stay. Does it work? Well, does the Pope poop in the woods?  Read more »
Zapatera was on its way to total domination at the start of Survivor: Redemption Island. They won the first two challenges, purposefully lost to get rid of Russell, and then won again the next week. Things then took a turn for the worst, losing the last two challenges, which was OK because they still needed to get rid of Russell‘s girls. But one more loss means the strong Alliance of Six that started on day one is forced to cannibalize itself.  Read more »
It‘s that glorious, wonderful time of the Survivor season: the Merge! The two tribes become one, individual immunity reigns supreme and Redemption Island is over, for now. While Matt wins and comes back into the game, Redemption Island will start again. But there‘s no way history can repeat itself, right? Wrong.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.If you watched reality TV last week, you may have been surprised more than usual by some of the eliminations. There were twists, shocks, upsets and some very confusing results on three of America‘s top reality shows.  Read more »
From day one on Survivor: Redemption Island, Boston Rob has completely owned this game. Every time he‘s gone to Tribal Council, the votes have played out exactly as he planned, thanks to the magical charm he has over his original Ometepe tribe. But with a double elimination and the merged tribe, can Boston Rob‘s dominance continue? Yes. Yes it can.  Read more »
Survivor: Redemption Island gets crazy and weird tonight as the show deals with the issue of race, albeit in the most ludicrous way possible. Phillip loses his marbles more than ever in an epic race war blown way out of proportion by a fight over rice. However, in the end, I can‘t help but love Jeff Probst, who does his best to solve the race issue at tribal council. And not just the race issue in the episode, but the race issue in the world.  Read more »
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The most important day in the history of civilization is upon us, at least that‘s what I assume based on the media coverage. Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 11am London time (that‘s 6am ET and 3am PT, if you‘re interested in).  Read more »
The past few weeks on Survivor: Redemption Island have been a bit dull. Sure, Phillip blew up in a tirade about racism, but the actual eliminations have been predictable. A twist in the game tonight opens the door to some actual drama, but instead, a surprise double elimination unfolds exactly how you think it would. Luckily, that means this is the last boring week and next week, the game begins.  Read more »
Last night, FOX ruled the night with its ratings behemoth, American Idol.Even down 10% from last week, with a total of 22.79 million viewers, Idol is about as good as it gets for broadcast television ratings. And at an hour and-a-half runtime, there isn‘t much in the way of competition for the reality singing juggernaut. The top five performed last night, singing both contemporary hits and classics. Will Idol‘s ratings rise as the competitors dwindle? If history repeats itself, yes. Read more »
Now that Zapatera has been completely destroyed on Survivor: Redemption Island, it‘s time for the real game to begin. But first, it‘s the always emotional home visits which cause plenty of tears and one very unusual decision.  Read more »
Last night, FOX‘s American Idol proved there is life after Simon Cowell by beating its own ratings for not only last week, but last season‘s comparable episode as well.On last night‘s episode, the final four competitors took on songs by legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote such classics as "There Goes My Baby," "Yakety Yak," "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," just to name a few. Oh, and "Stand By Me." Can‘t forget that one. In any case, Idol outperformed last week and last year. It was up 5% from last week, and it beat last season‘s top four episode by 1%, with 24.96 million viewers. Looks like Idol still has some blood flowing through its veins, even after all these years. I imagine the show will be around for a long time yet to come. Read more »
This season of Survivor should be called "Rob‘s Island," because Boston Rob has had complete control of the game from day one. Now things are getting sticky and he has to spin more plates than he‘s used to, but Boston Rob has made so many side alliances that he can wriggle out of any situation.As Boston Rob says, "One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I‘m not an ordinary man." You have to love a man with that kind of cockiness.  Read more »
The finale of Survivor: Redemption Island is unlike any other in Survivor history, because going into it, any one of eight castaways could win the million dollars. With four people still in the game and four on Redemption Island, it all comes down to who wins the final challenges. Read more »
Last year CBS shook up its schedule by moving two of its strongest performers, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and now the network is doing it again.CBS has revealed its fall 2011 schedule, and the biggest changes come with moves for two of the networks biggest dramas, CSI and The Good Wife. After years of anchoring Thursday nights, the original CSI is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm, where it will no doubt try to kill Law and Order: SVU once and for all.  Read more »