Survivor-contestant-Caleb-Bankston-dead-at-26This is incredibly sad news. 26 year old Caleb Bankston, from Survivor: Blood vs Water, and fiance to one of the show’s most controversial players, Colton Cumbie, has dies in a railway accident.

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The 29th season of Survivor has begun filming in Nicaragua and straight out of the gate, two of the twenty contestants are out after a medical situation.

“We just lost two contestants [Friday],” Probst tells EW’s Dalton Ross, who’s hosting EW Morning Live with Jessica Shaw from the set of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water all week on Entertainment Weekly Radio. “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?’ And you finally get your 20 people, and then through no fault of their own — just a medical situation — they can’t play…. So instead of 20, it puts us at 18. Instead of equal men and women, it puts us uneven men and women.”

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It’s one of my all time favourite TV shows and it’s returning for its 29th season in September with Survivor San Juan Del Sur Blood vs Water 2. In season 27, 10 former competitors returned to the show with a family member to play against them. Continue reading »

Billy Crystal returning to television

FX announced Wednesday that it has ordered 13 episodes of The Comedians, a single-camera comedy series that takes us behind the scenes of a late-night sketch show. Crystal will star as a famous comedian who is, much to his dismay, paired up with Josh Gad (1600 Penn, Frozen, The Book of Mormon).

The role marks Crystal’s return to television, as it will be the comedian’s first regular appearance since starring as Jodie Dallas in the ABC comedy Soap from 1977 to 1981.

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survivor 28Season 28 of Survivor is officially “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty”

Filmed in Cagayan, a province in the Philippines, the contestants age from 21 to 48 and include among them a couple of police, a cheerleader and a nuclear engineer and a pro poker player.

” The groupings of these tribes, each comprised of six castaways, “reflect the distinguishing qualities that people bring to the game and test whether there is any truth to the pre-conceived notion that particular characteristics impact certain areas of the game,” said it’s US broadcaster, CBS.

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CBS announces renewals and return air dates

While TVNZ were freaking out about the public knowing when they’d be able to watch Lorde potentially accept a Grammy Award, the US networks are racing to announce when their shows are returning.  Under The Dome returns for its second season on the 30th of June while Extant, starring Halle Berry, debuts on the 2nd of July.  Extant is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Continue reading »

HomelandCarrieThe fall season has now kicked off in the US with a plethora of new and returning shows but there seems to be very little in the way of fast tracking anything this year.  The closest we’ve seen is The X Factor USA which is just over a week behind on TV3.

Last year TV3 bought us Homeland within hours of the US.  It didn’t rate as well as it should have for an award winning show but this year it is nowhere to be seen yet.

Glee is about to pay tribute to the late Cory Monteith, the 25th season of The Simpsons has just begun, as has the new season of multi Emmy winning Outstanding Comedy Series Modern Family.  Continue reading »

doctor-who-david-tennant-billie-piperTennant and Piper returning to Doctor Who

Former Doctor Who actors David Tennant and Billie Piper will both return to the series for its 50th anniversary special later this year. The pair last played the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler in early 2010.

Survivor doctor takes own life

The doctor who treated the contestant who died on the set of the French version of Survivor has been found dead. 38-year-old Thierry Costa reportedly took his own life after being unfairly criticised over the death of Gerald Babin last week. Continue reading »