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Turn back now if you don’t want to know what happened during the epic three-hour Survivor: Redemption Island finale event, which aired on Sunday night.
The maestro managed to secure his victory at last. Joined by Natalie Tenerelli, 19, and Phillip Sheppard, 52, “Boston Rob” Mariano, 35, faced one of the show’s most unsympathetic juries in history… and still managed to procure all but one of the votes.
Only Ralph, the red-haired farmer, cast a vote Phillip’s way, no surprise after the touching heart-to-heart the two shared at the last tribal council. Rob, who orchestrated the entire game from day one, offered up a sweet speech to the jury before they unleashed a bitter tirade against the last three standing. Natalie was best known for being Mariano’s faithful lapdog, Phillip made himself one of the most unpopular castaways in show history… and in the end, it was David who most eloquently pleaded Rob’s case to the others.
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Russell Hanz has left Survivor: Redemption Island… and the reality show’s most villainous contestant was reduced to tears when he was finally forced to face the pain of elimination. But don’t worry -- Russell wasn’t about to go out like that.
Reality vet Russell Hanz has just tasted the sting of elimination for the first time... and, it’s kinda sweet. The three-time Survivor cast member alienated most of his tribe (Zapetera) early in the Survivor: Redemption Island competition, and for once he didn’t manage to escape a heated tribal council on Wednesday night.
After winning two challenges in a row, the six-strong alliance (which includes current immunity idol holder Ralph) in the Zapetera tribe decided to throw the joint reward/immunity challenge. Led by Rob Mariano, the competing Ometepe tribe marched quickly to victory.
Survivor: Redemption Island began with 16 contestants on a helicopter. Each new face hides a different personality, only a few of which began to emerge by the end of the season premiere. The new cast was dropped on the Nicaraguan beach, where show host Jeff Probst waited to greet them.
There was no lengthy sorting procedure -- each already knew to which tribe they belonged. Just as they formed their groups, Probst introduced a surprise in the form of two additional contestants. The helicopter arrived to deposit two of the show’s most well-known villains, “Boston Rob” Mariano and Russell Hanz, on the beach. They drew buffs to find which team they would lead. Russell ended up with the Zapatera group, receiving several groans. Rob was received with squeals and smiles by the Ometepe tribe.
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The 22nd season of Survivor will reunite two of the show’s most infamous villains -- “Boston Rob” Mariano and Russell Hantz. The two will be pitted against each other on opposing teams populated with 16 Survivor newbies.
Survivor: Redemption Island is set in Nicaragua and brings a brand-new twist to the well-known reality game: eliminated players get a second chance. Players who are voted off will not leave in this version of the game. Instead, they'll be exiled to Redemption Island. On the island, they'll have to survive until another contestant has been voted off to join them. The two will engage in a duel for supremacy, with the winner returning to the game.
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A new year means a new TV schedule.
This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with Live to Dance while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.
As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will Fringe. Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.
We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.
(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)
The battle for Wednesday night’s 10:00 hour is proving to be an interesting one. Last week, the debut of Law & Order: Los Angeles bested The Defenders in both the viewers and the demos. This week, Defenders took the viewers, while NBC’s program won the demos. What will happen in Week 3? Place your bets now.
- Survivor: Nicaragua (11.8 million, 3.6/11 in 18-49) sent 400,000 home.
- The Middle (8 million, 2.4/8) lost 300,000.
- Better with You (6.9 million, 2.3/7) was off slightly.
- Undercovers (6.4 million, 1.5/4) gave up 800,000.
- Hell’s Kitchen (6.6 million, 3.1/9) served 500,000 more.
- America’s Next Top Model (2.8 million, 1.3/4) did about the same.
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- All in the Family (Season 7)
- Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
- Blue Mountain State (Season 1)
- Bones (Season 5)
- Cake Boss (Season 2)
- Caprica (Season 1.0)
- Gunsmoke (Season 4, Vol. 1)
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Season 7)
- Medium (Season 6)
- Monk (Complete Series)
- SGU: Stargate Universe (Season 1)
- Survivor: Africa (Season 3)
- Survivor: Marquesas (Season 4)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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Another Wednesday night meant another double-win for CBS. The network, with help from Criminal Minds and Survivor, took both the viewers and the demos. CBS did see a loss, though, in the 10:00 hour. That’s when Law & Order: Los Angeles defeated The Defenders in the time slot.
- Survivor: Nicaragua (12.2 million, 3.5/11 in 18-49) snuffed out 300,000.
- The Middle (8.3 million, 2.4/8) shed 500,000.
- Undercovers (7.2 million, 1.6/5) lost 1.4 million.
- Better with You (7 million, 2.2/7) gave up 1 million.
- Hell’s Kitchen (6.1 million, 2.9/9) declined by 500,000.
- America’s Next Top Model (2.9 million, 1.3/4) added on 100,000.
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ABC didn’t win the night, but it had what the 18-49s wanted to watch: Modern Family. The Emmy-award winning comedy returned last night to its best demos to date. Unfortunately, that half hour wasn’t enough for the network. CBS wound up taking wins in both the viewers and the demos.
- Survivor: Nicaragua (12.5 million, 4.0/12 in 18-49) easily won its hour.
- The Middle (2.6/8) had 8.8 million laughing.
- Approximately 8.6 million (2.0/6) checked out the debut of Undercovers.
- Better with You (8 million, 2.5/7) retained most Middle‘s numbers.
- A new installment of Hell’s Kitchen (2.9/8) fired up 6.6 million.
- America’s Next Top Model (1.3/4) turned in 2.8 million.
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