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'Survivor': Jeff Probst says there will 'definitely' be another Blood vs. Water season


We have good news if you are a fan of Survivor‘s current Blood vs. Water season that features returning players competing with/against loved ones: There’s more to come. That’s according to Survivor host Jeff Probst, who called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to chat about the longtime reality hit. And now you can hear the entire conversation right here and right now on the InsideTV Podcast.

When I asked Probst if this Blood vs. Water idea was one we might see again at some point, he wasted no time affirming that this concept will not be a one season and done outing. However, according to Probst, when they do bring it back, there could be a few changes. “Definitely somewhere down the line,” Probst said about another loved ones season. “We’re experimenting now with some casting ideas of how we can do it again and what’s the next version of it. Do you need returning players, or could you bring fresh couples? So we’re looking at all kinds of ideas.” READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Was the last 'Survivor' duel fair? John Cody weighs in

It was double trouble last night on Survivor: Blood vs. Water as two people were eliminated from the game when they lost the final pre-merge duel at Redemption Island. But was that final duel — in which the contestants had to put their feet in tiny footholds while hanging onto a pole to support all their weight for as long as possible — fair? We asked the eliminated man with the size 12-and-a-half feet — John Cody — his thoughts when he called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), and now you can hear the entire thing on the InsideTV Podcast. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead': Melissa McBride talks about the 'metamorphosis' of Carol

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, so read on only if you have already watched the episode.] READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Kat from 'Survivor' says she was 'pissed' Hayden did not take her place at Redemption Island

There was a super awkward scene in last night’s episode of Survivor: Blood vs. Water where Kat Edorrson — who had been voted out of her tribe and was set to compete in a duel to stay alive at Redemption Island — flat out told her boyfriend Hayden that she wanted him to swap spots with her. Only one problem: Hayden didn’t want to. Therefore, he didn’t. So how did Kat feel about that after she was eliminated? “After the game, I was PISSED!” she told Jessica Shaw and me when she called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Danai Gurira on the evolution -- Smiling! Crying! -- of Michonne

Michonne showed up last season on The Walking Dead slicing and dicing with her big katana sword. She was a force of nature, but one with a wall built up around her. Emotions were few and far between. But this season we have been introduced to Michonne 2.0. Instead of merely glaring and brooding, Michonne has actually made connections to people in her community — connections which have led to the most shocking development of all of season 4: Michonne smiling! READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Brad Culpepper defends 'Survivor' strategy

He formed a power alliance right out of the gate, but then broke up that power alliance and subsequently got powered right out of the game. However, Survivor Blood vs. Water’s Brad Culpepper insists there is another level to his strategy that people are not seeing, and that all of his actions were not to benefit him, but rather his wife Monica’s game. The ousted contestant called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to discuss his controversial run on the reality program — a run that saw one person curse him out, another flip him off, and another stage a Tribal Council coup to remove him from the tribe. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus says this is 'by far our best season'

The season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead featured one of the most epic action scenes in the show’s history, with the survivors encountering death from above as a supermarket roof caved in, sending zombies — and a helicopter — down upon our unlucky survivors. “It seemed like that episode was too big to get,” said Norman Reedus when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios to chat about all things Walking Dead. “We went large with the first one.” But if you thought that was intense, Reedus says to just wait. “This season is crazy,” says the man who plays Daryl Dixon. “It’s by far our best season, and the writing is just phenomenal.”

Now you can hear the entire interview with Reedus right here on the InsideTV Podcast. Listen in as Norman talks about the evolution of Daryl Dixon, and why he now in season 4 has turned into “a reluctant leader.” There’s also plenty of chatter about Norman’s relationship with his costars and fans. Find out why Norman “started licking people on set,” and how Andrew Lincoln is “like my BFF.” Norman also gives his side of the story as to his hotel pranking of the man who plays Rick Grimes, and explains why everyone keeps coming up to him and requesting he give them the finger. It’s an in-depth interview with the fan favorite. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Candice says 'I basically lost my mind' on 'Survivor'

The third time was definitely not the charm for Candice Cody (formerly Woodcock). She returned to play again alongside her husband John for Survivor: Blood vs. Water, yet found herself voted out of her tribe mere minutes into the game. Yet the threepeat offender managed to last all the way to day 11 due to her dominance at Redemption Island. However, her skill/luck finally ran out, losing to hubby John and arch-nemesis Brad Culpepper in a duel. Candice called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning to talk all about it. And there was a lot to talk about. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Steven Yeun explains why season 4 is...'beautiful'?

The Walking Dead returned on Sunday. And not only is it the first episode of season 4, but it will also mark the first episode of the Scott M. Gimple era. Gimple, a writer on the past two seasons of the AMC drama, replaces Glen Mazzara as showrunner. Mazzara, of course, himself replaced original showrunner Frank Darbaont. So there has been quite a bit of replacing going on. It’s kind of like a semi-famous Minneapolis punk band or a goofy Keanu Reeves movie.

So what will the new season feel like under Gimple? Well, star Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn, has a word you might not expect to describe it. “This season is very beautiful,” said Yeun when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studio this week. Come again? Beautiful? Yep. Yeun went on to tell Jenna Morasca and me how the emphasis on character development and story will lead to some truly touching moments. Of course, those moments are just designed to crush us that much more when horrible things start happening to the characters we love the most. I know, diabolical.

Yeun also talked about the evolution of Glenn (“He’s seen the horrors of this world more than anybody else”), losing so many of his castmates in last season’s bloodbath, and why “we’ve all been Obamaed.” What does he mean by that? Well, you can listen to the whole thing now on the InsideTV Podcast and find out. Just click on the audio player icon below as Yeun previews what to expect in tonight’s big season premiere. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Marissa tells us how she REALLY feels about Brad Culpepper

“F— you, Brad Culpepper!” That was Marissa Peterson while she was playing Survivor: Blood vs. Water after Brad engineered her ouster from the tribe. But now that she has been truly eliminated from Survivor: Blood vs. Water after losing her duel against the Codys, how does she feel about the former NFL player? She called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to share her thoughts with Jessica Shaw and me on the man that has angered so many in so little time. Does Marissa still hold a grudge? Does she still blame her uncle Gervase for getting her voted out due to his excessive celebrating? And what’s this we hear about her doing some hardcore spooning with Candice at Redemption Island? Marissa tells all, and you can hear it all right here on the InsideTV Podcast by clicking on the audio player below.

But we start things off with a survivor (so far!) of the zombie apocalypse. Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on The Walking Dead, tells Jenna Morasca and me (and you!) everything we need to know to get ready for season 4 of the AMC drama. What’s it like with so many familiar faces gone thanks to the bloodbath of season 3? How is the show’s tone and pacing different under the command of new showrunner Scott M. Gimple? And what’s in store for Glenn and Maggie this year? Steven spills all.

As if that’s not enough, Jenna and I also welcomed Connie Britton into the EW Radio studio to talk about both Nashville and Friday Night Lights. Are we going to get back into more behind-the-scenes music industry stuff on the ABC drama? And what — or who — is holding up that big Friday Night Lights movie we keep hearing about? Listen in as Connie weighs in on all of that and more. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Colton claims he did NOT quit 'Survivor' twice

Colton Cumbie secured his place in Survivor infamy last night when — coming off a season in which he was a legitimate contender for most unlikable Survivor contestant ever — he quit just days into Survivor: Blood vs. Water because he didn’t like his tribemates. But if he thought he was taking the easy way out, he was wrong, because host Jeff Probst lit into him for what the host suggested was a “selfish” move. Actually, the host suggested a lot more than that, even reaching into the past of Survivor: One World to throw another accusation Colton’s way. “What is it that has happened on your tribe that is forcing you to quit,” asked Probst, “for what now I can confirm for myself is a second time? The first time you feigned an appendicitis. Turns out you didn’t have it. You want to own that one now?”

Colton called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning and, in fact, did not want to own it, claiming that it was some sort of mystery illness that led him to leave Survivor: One World. Colton told Jessica Shaw and me exactly why he quit this time, how he felt about Probst raking him over the coals, and what he thinks the public’s perception of him is now. He also reveals what put him on the outs of the tribe (targeting Aras), and that he actually would not have quit had Tyson swapped places with Rachel at Redemption Island, putting her on his tribe. Whether you love him or hate him — and I’m guessing almost everyone falls into the latter category — you’ll want to hear what Colton has to say about his latest debacle of a showing and you can do it by clicking on the audio player icon below. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Rupert from 'Survivor' does not regret sending himself to Redemption Island

Rupert Boneham came into Survivor: Blood vs. Water predicting a one-two finish for him and his wife Laura. He got first, alright. Unfortunately for him, it ended up being first one out. Rupert called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk with Jessica Shaw and me all about his short stint on the island, and we now present that interview for you here on the InsideTV Podcast. Does he regret swapping places with wife Laura and sending himself to Redemption Island? How was his time there with non-Rupert fan Candice? Are other Survivors jealous of his popularity with fans? And how would he have coexisted with Colton? We get into all that and more, and you can hear it all by clicking on the audio player icon below.

But Rupert’s not the only Survivor we have on tap this week: RC Saint-Armour also stopped by the studio to talk with former Survivor champ Jenna Morasca and me about what it was like for her and her dad to be cut from the game and sent home from location just two days before filming began due to his high blood pressure. RC reveals all the juicy behind-the-scenes intel, including who her pre-game alliance mates were, and her desperate attempt to stay in the game even after her father was ruled out. It’s a must listen for any Survivor fan.

And we also we turn our attention from the living to the dead. Or undead, rather. The Walking Dead exec producer Greg Nicotero called in to give some teases on season 4 of the zombie drama. Greg — who directed the season premiere episode airing on Oct. 13 — tells us that the zombies will be scarier then ever before this year. He clues us in as to what else to expect in season 4 while also telling us all about the new Walking Dead haunted maze happening at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother:' GinaMarie calls being fired by pageant company 'a really big stab in the heart': Plus, Andy and Spencer apologize

Big Brother wrapped up its controversial 15th season Sept. 18, and we spoke to all three finalists this morning on Entertainment Weekly radio (SiriusXM, channel 105). Rather than the usual celebratory nature these interviews can take, our chats with Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, and Spencer Clawson centered mostly around their behavior in the house, specifically comments or conversations all three took part in that have led to each of them being either fired or publicly rebuked by their employers. And you can now hear all three interviews right here on the InsideTV Podcast. [SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now unless you already watched Wednesday's finale of Big Brother.] READ FULL STORY

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