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'Survivor' Editors End Strike Over a Labor Dispute

August 15, 2014 01:08:01

"" editors have returned to work after a strike that lasted less than one day. The Motion Picture Editors Guild announced late Wednesday night, August 13 that the show's producers agreed to let the post-production crew unionize, ending the brief walkout that threatened to delay the show's season 29 premiere.

MPEG said in a statement, "On Wednesday evening, the company agreed to the demand we issued on Tuesday for union recognition for the post crew of CBS's reality series 'Survivor'. Contract talks have been scheduled for Friday. In the meantime, our strike action has been suspended, and 'Survivor' post-production employees will return to their jobs on Thursday. Our picket line will stand down until further notice."

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'Survivor' Editors Go on Strike, Premiere Episode Isn't Finished

August 14, 2014 11:08:12

"" editors go on strike six weeks before the new season of the show is scheduled to kick off. That post-production crew of the long-running reality competition series walked off the job on Wednesday morning, August 13 as they seek a union contract with health and retirement benefit.

"The post crew of CBS' #Survivor has walked off the job, halting post for an IATSE contract," the guild tweeted, adding that no editorial work would resume on the series until Mark Burnett's Island Post Prods. Inc. agrees to a union contract.

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Two 'Survivor' Contestants Exited Show Before Filming Began

June 03, 2014 02:06:02

The "" drama began even before the show started the production of its 29th season, which is titled "San Juan del Sur - Blood vs. Water". Host Jeff Probst recently revealed that two contestants were forced to leave the competition just 48 hours before the filming in Nicaragua was slated to begin due to medical reasons.

"We just lost two contestants [Friday]," Probst told Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw. "We came out here with 20. We spend months casting our show - months. I mean, this is like... who you're gonna ask to prom. All year you're like, 'Is it her or her?' and 'Will she say yes?' "

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'Survivor: Cagayan' Crowns a Winner in 'Dog Vs. Player' Finale

May 22, 2014 10:05:53

All those broken promises and backstabbing led to the finale of ": Cagayan". Kassandra "Kass" McQuillen, Spencer Bledsoe, Tony Vlachos and Yung "Woo" Hwang were the four remaining players in the last episode aired on Wednesday, May 21, but only two were heading to the final tribal council.

Tony knew that his special idol was no longer usable but he didn't tell his fellow castaways and used it as a bluff to guarantee his place in the final three. Kass got a visit from her husband before the final four gathered for an immunity challenge.

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'Survivor: Cagayan' Features All-New Cast Members, Splits Contestants Into Three Teams

January 23, 2014 09:01:47

CBS has announced the cast of ": Cagayan: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty". The upcoming 28th season of the reality show will feature 18 brand-new contestants. This will be the first time "Survivor" does not feature any returning players since 2012's "One World".

The castaways will be split into three tribes of six based on dominant attribute: athleticism, intelligence and attractiveness. Despite their "distinguishing qualities," each tribe has a player with a significant sports background.

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'Survivor' Season 27 Finale: The Winner Cries Tears of Joy

December 16, 2013 11:12:56

": Blood vs. Water" came to its conclusion on Sunday, December 15. The episode, which would reveal the winner of season 27, opened with Hayden joining Tina and Laura at the Redemption Island after being voted off in the last episode.

The three immediately played for a chance to return to the game, with the four finalists watching. They had to place one foot on a balancing board that has a vase at the other end. The last one with an unbroken vase would rejoin the game.

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'Survivor' Renewed Through Season 30, Jeff Probst Returns as Host

December 13, 2013 06:12:08

"" is renewed through season 30. CBS has ordered two more editions of the long-running reality series in addition to securing Jeff Probst's position and executive producer of the show further.

" 'Survivor' has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans," Probst said in a statement. "We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again." Exec producer Mark Burnett added, "I am thrilled that our fans get to continue their love affair with 'Survivor' on CBS through 2015. This current season has become one of the most-loved seasons ever and I promise our fans to make season 29 and 30 even better."

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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Announces Cast and New Twists

August 22, 2013 10:08:10

"" has revealed the 20 castaways of its "Blood vs. Water" edition. The upcoming season of the CBS long-running reality show will bring back 10 former contestants who will compete with their loved ones for $1 million prize.

Among the returning contestants are "Survivor: Panama" winner Aras Baskauskas, who will play with his brother Vytas, and the winner of the show's second season, Tina Wesson, who brings along her daughter Katie Collins. Another familiar face is Hayden Moss, the " 12" winner who is dating "Survivor: One World" contestant Kat Edorsson.

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'Survivor: Caramoan' Picks a Winner With Unanimous Vote

May 13, 2013 11:05:04

": Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" crowned a champion in its Sunday, May 12 episode, but not before a drama. The season finale began with an immediate medical evacuation as Erik Reichenbach started not feeling well after the last Tribal Council.

A doctor examined his condition and said he had low blood pressure. The medical team decided to pull him out of the game and he was told that he would not return, leaving only four remaining players in the game: Dawn Meehan, Edward "Eddie" Fox, John Cochran and Sherri Biethman.

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French 'Survivor' Gets Cancelled After Contestant Dies on First Day of Filming

March 26, 2013 04:03:25

Production on "Koh-Lanta", the French version of "", was halted and the show was scrapped for the 2013 season after one of the contestants died during a filming in Cambodia. "It is not really a question," said TF1 spokesman Alexander Petit. "Everyone is being flown back to France."

Gerald Babin, 25, reportedly passed away Friday, March 22 after suffering cardiac arrest on the first day of filming. He complained of cramps in his arms during a tug-of-war challenge and was treated by the staff doctor on the set before being airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

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Line-Up and Photo of 'Survivor: Caramoan' Cast Unveiled

January 12, 2013 10:01:46

CBS has announced the cast of ": Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites". Much like "Survivor: Micronesia" which had the "Fans vs. Favorites" subtitle, the upcoming 26th installment will have 10 returning contestants from previous seasons competing with 10 new players.

Among the Favorites/Bikal tribe is Erik Reichenbach from "Survivor: Micronesia". He was one of the Fans from the season and was voted off after giving up his immunity. A contestant from "Survivor: South Pacific" who had a similar fate, Brandon Hantz, will also join the Favorites tribe.

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'Survivor: Philippines' Reveals Winner, Pays Tribute to Newtown Shooting Victims in Finale

December 17, 2012 12:12:54

After voting Abi-Maria off in a December 12 episode of ": Philippines", the remaining castaways began to think their next strategies to win the show. Mike was glad that they had removed a tumor (Abi) from the tribe, and reconsidered his alliance with Malcolm because Malcolm might be too hard to beat.

It wasn't long before the castaways got a tree mail announcing a challenge, but they didn't know whether it was a Reward Challenge or an Immunity Challenge until they met host Jeff Probst. It turned out they would play in a special Reward Challenge in which the winner would get a huge prize and an advantage in the last Immunity Challenge.

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'Survivor: Philippines' Semifinal: Abi Voted Out Despite Alliance Proposal

December 13, 2012 03:12:18

": Philippines" voted off another castaway before entering the finals. The latest episode aired Wednesday, December 12 opened with Abi-Maria thanking others for keeping her in the game. Lisa confessed that she would take someone she could beat to the finals, while Abi tried to convince Lisa that Lisa would be voted out after her.

The castaways then joined the Reward Challenge, where they had to race up and over a slide and run into the ocean to retrieve two bundles of rings. They later tossed five rings onto pegs and the first to toss all five rings to the pegs would win. The winner would be taken on a helicopter and boat ride to see a whale shark, and get pizza and soft drinks.

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'Facts of Life' Star and Baseball MVP Join 'Survivor: Philippines'

August 21, 2012 10:08:19

CBS has revealed most of the cast members for "" season 25. Several famous figures are included in the line-up, including former "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel and retired Major League Baseball second baseman Jeff Kent.

"I've watched it from the very first episode, and had Survivor parties with my family," the sitcom star recalls how she's offered the gig. "A friend of mine said, 'Let's just film a little iPhone video of you and you can put it on your Twitter and ask all your followers to retweet it. And maybe they'll contact you and know you want to be on the show.' And that's what happened!"

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'Survivor: Philippines' Will Bring Back Three Evacuated Players

May 14, 2012 04:05:48

Jeff Probst has uncovered a big twist on the upcoming season of "", which will take place in a brand new location in the Philippines. The host of the CBS reality game show opened up to Entertainment Weekly that there will be three returning players as the series returns for its 25th season this fall.

Revealing that "Survivor: Philippines" has recently wrapped filming in the Caramoan Islands, Probst also stated that the new season of the show will bring back some players who were medically evacuated in the previous season. Each returning contestant, he explained, will be on a different tribe. That means the game will reuse a 3-tribe format for the first time since "Survivor: All Stars" in season 8.

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'Survivor: One World' Winner Is Kim Spradlin

May 14, 2012 09:05:06

Kim Spradlin has been declared the Sole Survivor of ": One World" in the all-women finale. Being deemed a frontrunner, she beat out Sabrina Thompson and Chelsea Meissner after Alicia Rosa and Christina Cha were voted out earlier in the May 13 episode.

First, the five women were battling it out for an immunity in a challenge that included a race on a balance beam maze, a cargo net with puzzle pieces, and a puzzle that gave them numbers to a combination lock they had to open. Kim was the first one to complete it and secured her place in the final four. Alicia, meanwhile, was voted out 3-2 in the first Tribal Council.

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'Survivor: One World' Cast Members and New Twists Announced

January 19, 2012 01:01:07

A month away before the premiere, ": One World" introduced the cast by featuring them in a picture and a video. As host Jeff Probst describes in the video, among the 18 contestants who come from different backgrounds, there are plenty of villains, some unique characters and a couple of smart people.

It has been revealed before that the contestants will be divided into two tribes based on gender, Manono and Salani, and they will live together. "We wondered what would happen if we forced them to live together with no rules," Jeff says about this major twist. "You can do whatever you want. But when it comes to the challenges, it is men versus women. And that gave us tons of new stuff to play with."

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First Look at New Season of 'Survivor': Two Tribes Live Together

December 20, 2011 10:12:41

Having just crowned the 23rd season winner, "" is already looking forward to the new cycle. A sneak peek to the 24th season, which is subtitled "One World", was debuted during the Sunday, December 18 reunion show and the video has now landed online.

It teases a new twist in which the tribes, called Salani and Manono, will live together on the same island while the previous seasons put the competing groups at separate camp sites. The teams will also have to decide whether or not they will share their resources while competing for the $1 million grand prize.

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'Survivor: South Pacific' Crowns Unlikely Winner Sophie

December 19, 2011 11:12:17

": South Pacific" has ended with a surprising victory for Sophie Clarke. The medical student, who was widely seen as a dark horse, won most of the jury's votes when it was down to her, Benjamin "Coach" Wade and Albert Destrade in the race to win the grand prize.

The two-hour finale of "Survivor" season 23 on Sunday, December 18 began with the final duel between Ozzy and Brandon, who made a huge mistake by giving up his immunity before he was sent to the Redemption Island in the previous episode. The challenge was to holding onto a pole as long as possible.

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'Survivor' Renewed for Two More Seasons, Premiere Date for 24th Cycle Announced

November 18, 2011 08:11:04

CBS will air at least three more seasons of "". The network has announced that it orders season 25 and 26 of the TV's longest-running reality competition, which will be filmed back-to-back this spring, to follow-up the upcoming 24th cycle.

The Eye has additionally set a premiere date for the new 24th installment, scheduling it to debut on February 15, 2012. Jeff Probst will return as host and executive producer for all three seasons.

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'Survivor: Nicaragua' Drops First Promo

August 19, 2010 01:08:45

Cast of 'Survivor: Nicaragua' in Photos

August 10, 2010 11:08:51

Preview of 'Survivor: Nicaragua'

May 17, 2010 04:05:36

Promo of 'Survivor' 20: Heroes and Villains

December 21, 2009 03:12:46

Natalie White Wins 'Survivor: Samoa'

December 21, 2009 11:12:48

Preview of 'Survivor: Tocantins' Episode 4

February 27, 2009 02:02:28

Preview of 'Survivor: Tocantins' Episode 2

February 13, 2009 01:02:43

'Survivor: Gabon' Winner Crowned

December 15, 2008 01:12:30

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