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What 'Historic' Thing Happens in the 'Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance' Finale?

10 December 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

CBS's "Survivor: Cambodia" -- aka Season 31, aka "Second Chance" -- is ending its fantastic run on Wednesday, December 16, with a two-hour finale and one-hour reunion show (where probably only Spencer and maybe two other people will be allowed to speak). At the end of the penultimate episode, Jeff Probst teased that, during the finale, something would happen for the first time in 31 seasons. What is it? We have a guess, but first here's more from Jeff to Entertainment Weekly:

Okay, six players left as we head to the finale/reunion. What can you tell us about both next Wednesday night?

"The finale is ... phenomenal. Historic. Unpredictable. And ultimately satisfying. I think it will cap off, in grand fashion, what most fans will regard as one of — if not The greatest season of Survivor. I have absolutely loved the way this group played. I am proud and impressed by the level »

- Gina Carbone

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Who Wins 'Survivor: Second Chance'? Jeremy, Joe, Spencer, Kelley?

19 November 2015 2:29 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Survivor" Season 31 (yes, can you believe it?) is now airing, and "Survivor: Second Chance" is one of the best competitions CBS has ever aired. Maybe it's the returning players, all "losers" hungry for a win, or the many twists that have only improved the gameplay and have yet to feel like desperate gimmicks. It's rare to have so many players pushing to win, with very different strategies, and we can't wait to see who ends up the sole survivor of "Survivor: Cambodia."

Who will it be?

Well, the edits certainly give us some hints. For example, we could've told you it wouldn't be Kelly Wiglesworth even before she was eliminated in Episode 9, since she had almost no screen time, including confessionals. Spencer Bledsoe is still the confessional king. The producers have him narrating the season, like this is his story and everyone else is a supporting player. Then again, »

- Gina Carbone

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Survivor: Cambodia 2015, Results and Elimination this week

5 November 2015 7:14 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Survivor: Cambodia aired last night (November 4, 2-15) on CBS with the seventh episode titled, “Play to Win.” Last night's episode will had the two tribes merging into one large tribe with thirteen castaways. This made it the largest merge ever and also the earliest the merge has ever happened. Going into the merge Jeremy Collins and Kelley Wentworth have found two of the three hidden immunity idols which gives them the competitive advantage. After host Jeff Probst merged the tribes, they competed in an immunity challenge that was called, “Game of Balance” and Joe won that competition and was granted immunity from elimination. Tribal Council: Jeff reveals the vote: Kass, Ciera, Tasha, Kass, Ciera, Tasha, Kass, Ciera, Savage, Kass, Ciera, Kass, & Kass Kass McQuillen was voted off Survivor tonight and will be the first member of one large Jury. »

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Terry Deitz Leaves 'Survivor: Second Chance,' Updates on Son Danny

28 October 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This is the worst way to leave "Survivor." To promote tonight's October 28 "Bunking With the Devil" episode of "Survivor: Cambodia," aka Season 31, "Survivor: Second Chance," CBS teased, "One castaway is pulled from the game due to a family emergency; the players drop their buffs for a second time and switch tribes; players chow down on local delicacies to win immunity."

The promo showed Jeff Probst visiting one tribe at night, which is never a good thing. We heard Kass McQuillen say having someone go home like this is worse than anything you can imagine in "Survivor." And when Chaos Kass gets emotional you know things are serious.

What happened?

They showed it at the start of the episode, on Day 13 of the game. Terry Deitz, 55, of "Survivor: Panama" was pulled from the game when his son Danny was said to be seriously ill and hospitalized. Terry's wife called production and, »

- Gina Carbone

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'Survivor: Second Chance' shocker: Did you predict eliminated castaway in 'What's the Beef?''

14 October 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Did you predict that Jeff Varner would be the fourth person voted out of "Survivor: Second Chance"? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry -- make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island next. -Break- Who will win 'Survivor: Second Chance'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Jeff's elimination was a shocker as he only had 8/1 odds (11% chance) of being voted out Wednesday night. Our readers instead thought that Woo Hwang would be the one sent packing, but he was able to convince his tribe mates to keep him around a little bit longer. Congratulations to our reader Pretty »

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'Survivor: Second Chance': Is Jeff Varner playing the best or worst game?

8 October 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

If forced to choose the Mvp of "Survivor: Second Chance" so far, Jeff Varner is the likeliest of answers if only because he's had the biggest impact on the game. Instrumental in all three eliminations, Jeff's aggressive yet volatile strategy has made major waves in the game and this week he even crossed tribal lines in order to survive. Heading into Episode 3, our contest players had Jeff's odds to win at 12/1, but he now has lowly 40/1 odds to win. Let's evaluate his good and bad moves so far in the game, and be sure to make your "Survivor" predictions for your chance to win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. -Break- Who will win 'Survivor: Second Chance'? See exclusive predictions Jeff’s Good Moves: Pitting "old school" against "new school" Jeff very keenly divided the tribe into two factions right out of the gate, »

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Survivor 31 Eliminated Shirin Oskooi Tonight,September 30th

30 September 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Tonight's episode, kicked off with the usual conversation footage. Kelley Wentworth expressed how happy she was to snag up the immunity idol during the last immunity challenge. Meanwhile, Jeff revealed that he wanted to go ahead and get either Shirin or Spencer out early because they're gaming hard right now. Spencer told the private cams that Abi was basically awful and hated that he had to work with her. Andrew told the private cams that he definitely didn't like the fact that Stephen Fishbach was already searching for an immunity idol. Abi started a fight with Peih-Gee at one point after Abi overheard her talking about her behind her back. Terry moved in to offer Abi some protection in the game, and she was definitely open to it since all the girls turned on her. Next, they showed immunity/rewards challenge footage. It was an obstacle course and puzzle challenge. »

- Andre Braddox

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'Survivor: Second Chance' cast: Can Jeff Varner win after 14-year absence?

22 September 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will Jeff Varner win "Survivor: Second Chance"? With the show's 31st season set to premiere on CBS Sept. 23, keep coming back to Gold Derby for in-depth analyses of all 20 returning players, including pros and cons that may affect their chances this time around. Hurry - make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island first. -Break- Who will win 'Survivor: Second Chance'? See exclusive predictions Jeff Varner Previous Finish: 10th place Season 2: The Australian Outback The second season of "Survivor" has provided audiences a wealth of new looks at its contestants -- Tina, Colby, Amber, Alicia, Jerri and Michael have all had their second chances in previous seasons and Elisabeth has enjoyed a high-profile career in media. But surprisingly, this is »

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Interview: Rodney Lavoie Jr. and Sierra Dawn Thomas talk 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

22 May 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Survivor: Worlds Apart" fourth and fifth place finishers Rodney Lavoie Jr. and Sierra Dawn Thomas called me as a package deal on Thursday (May 21) morning following the "Survivor" finale. The pairing probably spared Rodney lots of repetition about the various sexism and misogyny charges leveled through the season and discussed through the finale. Those issues came up in our conversation, but it wasn't the meat of the exit interview. In a season with a 6-1-1 vote, I let Sierra and Rodney defend casting their respective votes for Carolyn and Will instead of eventual winner Mike.  We discussed a few strategic points in the game, we circled around the sexist comments, the edit and who apologized to whom.  And we talked about Rodney's birthday and his feelings about Tom Brady's suspension in Deflategate. Which Rodney compares to excessive attention to "Survivor" sexism. Paired interviews are a good way to deflect problematic questions! »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' Finale - The Winner Is...

20 May 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pre-credit sequence. It's Night 35 and the Top 5 castaways return to camp. Carolyn is giddy. Mike is incredulous. Rodney is offended that Carolyn didn't tell him about the Idol, which is funny since Carolyn's offended that Rodney voted for her. They agree that without Idols or advantages remaining, everybody wants Mike out, which is especially funny since Mike was the only person to support Carolyn at the previous Tribal. But loyalty doesn't go very far when you're this deep into "Survivor." Mother-Lover. Tonight's Reward is an individual challenge and it's really only worthwhile if Rodney loses. No Rewards for Rodney! It's a complicated challenge involving tiles, a number puzzle, shuffle board and other stuff. Wanna know what they're playing for? Love! Carolyn's husband comes out and she cries. It's a fairy tale marriage. Everybody cries. Mike's mom comes out and he cries. It's a fairy tale mother-son relationship. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'Survivor: Worlds Apart' Finale Recap: And the Winner is...

20 May 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart, has been a turbulent journey of ups and downs. We've had ugly social issues arise after Will and Dan issued personal attacks on Shirin. Mike has scrambled his way to the finale, despite having his back against the wall for weeks. And maybe most importantly, we've been blessed with Joe's adorable dimples. But now, it's finally time to see who wins it all. As Jeff would say, "Sole Survivor is back up for grabs!"

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- editor@buddytv.com

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Interview: Tyler Fredrickson talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

9 May 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As so often happens on "Survivor," Tyler Fredrickson seemed well on his way to winning the million bucks, at least until he suddenly wasn't and Jeff Probst was snuffing his torch. Tyler had weathered a bumpy transition out of the not-wholly-functional White Collar tribe and he found himself in the center of a seemly strong numbers alliance, one that he helped solidify through his tight bond with original tribemate Carolyn. The former Cal Bears kicker and preseason Redskin and Raider was just strong enough that he seemed capable of winning an Individual Immunity or two, but not so dangerous that everybody viewed him as a threat. And in a season of larger-than-life personalities prone to extended shouting matches, he seemed level-headed and quiet.  Naturally, that was a combination of factors that caused people to start talking about him as the eventual winner and that's the kind of talk that can »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'Holding on For Dear Life'

6 May 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pre-credit sequence. Shirin is gone, but thanks to Mike, last week's Tribal had some amusement and it's time to see what the ripples are. Everybody's trying to figure out who voted for who, with Mike cackling all the way. The Six go off into the jungle to scramble, which Mike loves, even if he wasn't invited. He knows he's safe with his Idol, so The Six will have to cannibalize. Dan is ranting and raving about knowing it was a bluff, while Tyler is trying to lecture Dan on basic strategy. "It's fine," Dan says, putting his hand on Tyler's chest in a threatening manner. Clueless Will is trying to explain to Dan why he voted for him and Dan also reassures him, in a Low-Rent Godfather kinda way. "I don't have too many lifelines remaining," Tyler says, vowing to vote for Dan again if he needs to. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: Shirin Oskooi talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

2 May 2015 10:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On last week's "Survivor: Worlds Apart," several castaways talked about talking much-maligned underdog Shirin Oskooi to the end because of the assumption that nobody would vote for her. This was crazy-talk and I figured Shirin would have been a lock for at least four votes. "Five, bro! I had five Jury votes bro, five," Shirin was quick to tell me when we spoke after Wednesday's "Survivor." Of course, the fact that we were speaking on Thursday meant that Shirin would actually be receiving zero Jury votes, because she was sent to join the Jury herself in a vote that at least had drama thanks to an Idol bluff from Mike. Sensing an inevitable vote against Shirin, Mike feigned like he was going to give the former White Collar member his Hidden Immunity Idol and suggested the ruling alliance would be wise to cannibalize itself. Mike's move caused a couple surprise votes to go against Dan, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: Jenn Brown talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

25 April 2015 10:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"[H]appy people don’t make TV, most of the time," admits "Survivor: Worlds Apart" veteran Jenn Brown. "It's for drama. You want to see the fights. You want to see the people yelling. But the happy moments? There were so many great moments out there." You wouldn't necessarily know about those great moments based on how Jenn went out of the game. Two episodes after an Immunity Idol play that represented one of the "Survivor" season's most exciting moments, Jenn was ready to leave the game and tried to convince people to vote against her. Instead, the castaways took the opportunity to get rid of major threat Joe. But one episode later, Jenn was leaving after a decisive vote that saw even allies Shirin and Mike vote against her. Don't worry, though. Jenn was in on Shirin and Mike's votes. But at the time, she definitely left with a bad taste in her mouth. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'Bring the Popcorn'

22 April 2015 9:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Pre-credit sequence. "I've got a really solid plan," Rodney says. He's beginning the episode by plotting Mike's demise. Tyler is intrigued. Mike is watching with caution and no longer considers Rodney to be part of his alliance. Bid Fortuna. It's time for a pre-credits "Survivor" auction. How odd. They each have $500 and, as always, the auction could end without warning. A covered plate goes to Will for $100. "It's probably grilled ass or something," Will says. Nope. It's a mystery note. "You just bought yourself out of this auction," the note says, telling Will to leave immediately. Everybody is shell-shocked by what happened to poor Will. But an uncovered plate of chicken and waffles goes for $300 to Shirin, who claims she didn't want to bid for an advantage. But most of the group is waiting for an advantage. So because the "big players" are holding out and not bidding for food, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Interview: Joe Anglim talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

18 April 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For a couple "Survivor: Worlds Apart" episodes, it looked as if Joe Anglim might be able to pull off the unthinkable.  Targeted for elimination at every vote -- when your nickname is "Joey Amazing," people don't like to keep you around -- Joe was spared pre-Merge elimination when the Joaquin-Rodney romance somehow made them into an alleged power couple. Then he won two consecutive Individual Immunity challenges and it seemed fair to wonder if he would ever lose. "100 percent," Joe told me regarding whether he began to believe he could run the Individual Immunity table. "I was very confident that I could possibly go all the way." And in Wednesday's episode, even though he lost Individual Immunity, it briefly looked as if the combination of an elaborately designed fake Idol and Jenn's desire to semi-quit might earn him at least one more day in the game. Joe »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'Survivor' castoff Joe Anglim: Hear his hilarious impressions of Mike, Rodney (Podcast)

16 April 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Joe Anglim may not have won a million bucks on "Survivor," but his spot-on impressions of tribe mates Mike Holloway and Rodney Lavoie could very well earn him his own Broadway one-man show. Listen to Joe's hilarious impersonations in our new podcast below, and then make your predictions for next week's episode to win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next. -Break- "Here's the deal with Mike. Mike has his angry ratchet voice ... like he's got this whole other side of him," Joe says in his deep drawl. He then switches to a Boston accent for his Rodney impression, joking, "Yo, Jeff, I haven't had a reward in like four days, bro. I need some carbs. I need a reward, brother. Like, come on, dude." Joe also details how his "heart dropped" when »

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Interview: Kelly Remington talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

4 April 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For fans of slick Idol play and Tribal Council blindsides, Wednesday's (April 1) "Survivor: Worlds Apart" episode was a season highlight. Probably Kelly, the Blue Collar stalwart who fell victim to the Jenn's Idol shocker and had her torch snuffed, wasn't quite as enthusiastic, but at least Kelly realizes what she did wrong. Looking back on her "Survivor" ouster, Kelly admits that she was so irked by her post-Shuffle Nagarote tribe that she could could only be bothered to play nice with them for a few days, but couldn't maintain that diplomacy after the Merge, leaving no doubt that she'd flipped and putting a target on herself. She still thinks, though, that voting her out was a personal decision and not a strategic move. She's probably right. In her exit interview -- a slightly truncated conversation due to travel and timing on my part -- the New York state trooper »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Get in That Lederhosen, Baby'

3 April 2015 10:42 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Amazing Race" returned on Friday (April 3) night and while I didn't exactly forget that the Emmy-winning series was back, I realized almost immediately during the pre-credit recap that I barely remembered anything about where we'd left things several weeks back. Bergen & Kurt won the last Leg? How the heck did that happen? Was anybody especially good? Was anybody especially bad? I know CBS had to air the Ncaa Tournament, but "The Amazing Race" isn't a hit anymore and this season has been a wobbly, albeit sometimes amusing, experiment. And pulling a struggling show in a unsteady season is a pretty dismal way to maintain momentum. Fortunately, most of what I was and wasn't liking about the season came back pretty early in Friday's episode, which was funny and entertaining in moments, but also exposed the absolutely worst case scenario for this blind dating season. [Full recap after the break...] I suppose one might think »

- Daniel Fienberg

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