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InsideTV Podcast: Cliff Robinson talks 'Survivor' and meeting Kim Jong-un

Cliff Robinson made in to the NBA playoffs in 17 of his 18 seasons as a professional basketball player, but he experienced considerably less success in his latest competition, being blindsided on last night’s episode of Survivor: Cagayan after two of his former Brawn tribemates flipped sides to do him in. But the former NBA All-Star took the defeat in stride and called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to chat all about his time on the island…and in North Korea! And now you can hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast!

Cliff reveals that he never knew about the plan to throw the challenge to get him out, talks about whether he holds any grudges, and mentions the one thing that happened that he wishes they had shown. Plus, he talks about meeting Kim Jong-un! (There’s something you don’t hear on many Survivor exit interviews.) You can hear the entire interview right here and right now by clicking on the audio player icon below. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor' finale moves off Sunday night for first time in 12 years


The 28th Survivor season finale and reunion show is heading back to its roots — Wednesday night. Entertainment Weekly has learned that the Survivor: Cagayan three-hour extravaganza will air on CBS, May 21 from 8-11pm. Richard Hatch won his million dollar check on a Wednesday night back in the summer of 2000, then the show (and the finale/reunion combo) moved to Thursdays. But in 2002 during season 4, CBS moved the Survivor: Marquesas finale to Sunday night. It went back to Thursday for Survivor: Thailand later in 2002, but then returned to Sunday after that for Survivor: The Amazon is 2003. And that is where the final episode and reunion have stayed ever since…until now. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst on the latest Tribal Council shocker

Each week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan.’

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you guys always have your immediate impressions after a tribe switcheroo, so what were your thoughts as to the new Aparri and Solana tribes after you saw which way the buffs turned out?
JEFF PROBST: Sarah is in trouble. That was my first thought.  My second thought was and we have a new gameIt happens so fast, less than a minute and the game is often flipped on its head. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: J'Tia from 'Survivor' explains her 'scorched earth' move

You might expect someone that struggled mightily in pretty much every single challenge, tossed out her tribe’s food supply, took the lead on building a terrible shelter, and then got voted out one day before a tribe shake-up that could have completely changed her fortunes in the game to have some regrets from her experience on Survivor: Cagayan. But not when then someone is nuclear engineer J’Tia Taylor. One day after being eliminated on the show, J’Tia called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk about how it all went wrong, and we mean ALL went wrong. And now you can hear the entire interview right here on the InsideTV Podcast. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst says the Brains tribe 'was so bad it was kind of funny'


Each week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan.’

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First question, Jeff, and this one comes courtesy of Alexis: Does, like, the rooster have to get it on with one of the hens to make eggs? 
JEFF PROBST: Given I’m from Kansas, I should know this and I think I do. The answer is no, hens do not need roosters to lay eggs. But I see why so many people think so — it would seem to make sense. But the truth is, hens lay eggs whether there is a rooster around or not. But if you want baby chicks, then you need the rooster to fertilize the egg. Did I get it right? READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Brice from 'Survivor' slams the Beauty tribe

Brice Johnston came onto Survivor: Cagayan wearing bright purple pants, but such attire was not the loudest thing about him. Even months after being eliminated from the show, Brice still has some choice words for his former Beauty tribe, and he shared those words when he called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) today to discuss his early exit. Whether he is blasting Alexis and Jefra for their lack of work ethic, slamming Jeremiah for…well, being Jeremiah, or just talking smack about everyone in general, Brice is ready to let her rip. And you can hear the rippage right here and right now on the InsideTV Podcast.

Brice also explains just how bad that rainstorm was, which players from other tribes he wanted to align with, and what surprised him most watching the season play back on TV. He also maintains the Beauty tribe wanted to get rid of him because he is the cutest member among them. So there’s that. To listen in on our interview with Brice, just click on the audio player icon below. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst on which players have proved him wrong

Each week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan.’

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Oh my God! That rain! That wind! Those waterlogged hands and feet! I love it! As a producer, what is that sweet spot of just the right amount of misery you shoot for? On one hand, it’s amazing to see people struggling out in the elements against the force of Mother Nature. But I’m sure you also worry about your players just huddling up under shelter and not doing anything all day because you want them out there doing stuff. 
JEFF PROBST: Good question! When it comes to Mother Nature, there is definitely a point of diminishing returns.  We were close to that point in Samoa when it rained for something like twenty one straight days.  When it gets that bad it not only impacts the Survivors’ health, but also their morale. It also impacts the show, making it hard for us to get from point A to point B and hard to build our challenges. So the sweet spot is probably a good rain storm every few episodes. It’s really quite a balancing act because you want them under constant stress and crisis because that is part of the adventure, but you never want it to crush their spirit. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst weighs in on that crazy premiere


Each week, host Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan.’

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Jeff, you know how much I love it when people have to make decisions on the spot, decisions that could dramatically impact their standing in the game and the way others view them. You had a bunch of those decisions you threw at them right out of the gate. Tell me about that.
JEFF PROBST: The creative for this season began many months ago. Originally it was more detailed and had a few more steps involved, as we got closer we began to whittle it down to the essential beats, and by the time day one hit we were ready to go. The idea was to force decisions because with decisions come consequences. There is nowhere to hide when you are forced to pick a leader. Someone is going to be the chosen one. It’s easy to say,”Just never be a leader, it’s never a good idea,” but playing Survivor from a place of fear is a far worse idea. Plus, the truth is that “leaders” tend to do very well on the show — much better than followers.  The second twist came when the leader was then forced to pick the weakest. Again, decision and consequence. There isn’t anything particularly original about our strategy of forcing decisions, it’s the execution of the twist that matters. And then the third twist, a secret to the rest of the tribe, is that the person deemed “least valuable” now has a chance to redeem or potentially save themselves, and if they are savvy enough, they might even accomplish both. That’s a good opening set of twists! READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst reveals the players to watch

Survivor: Cagayan kicks off tonight with 18 new players divided into three tribes of Brains, Beauty, and Brawn. Who are the contestants to keep an eye on? Jeff Probst already gave us his take on former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson. Here are the host’s thoughts on some of the other million dollar winner wannabees that will be making a mark — in either a good or a bad way. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': See the premiere's first 4 minutes here!

The question has hovered over every single Survivor conversation this off-season leading into Wednesday night’s premiere of Survivor: Cagayan — how would the contestants arrive? Would it be by land, by sea, or by air? Well, it turns out the answer is…all three! And you can witness the arrivals for yourself right here and right now as we present the first four minutes of the season premiere.

With the arriving players engaging in some sort of contest to sound like the cockiest contestant ever, we see the Brains tribe (by helicopter), Beauty tribe (by boat) and Brawn tribe (by truck) converging on a field in the Philippines. Jeff Probst also appears to be stranded on some island peak somewhere as he delivers his famous “1 Survivor” line. How did he get up there? And how does he get down? Questions to be pondered as you watch the clip in the video player below. It’s also our first real footage of the contestants in action. Whom do you already love and loathe? Check out the clip and then weigh in on the message boards with your thoughts. Then check out the full two-hour premiere Wednesday night and our recap right after. And for more Survivor scoop all season long, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Take it away, super confident contestants! READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Jeff Probst explains why former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson was the 'enemy'

Survivor has a history of having formerly famous people from other areas of life appear as contestants on the show. Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel made it all the way to the finals of Survivor: Philippines. But most of the familiar faces have come from the sports world, including Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson (Nicaragua), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Gary Hogeboom (Guatemala) and National League MVP Jeff Kent (Philippines). Add another name to that list when Survivor: Cagayan debuts on Feb. 26 as former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson takes part as a member of the Brawn tribe. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Jeff Probst says the show is on a hot streak when it comes to winners

Survivor has had some great seasons and some not so great seasons. Sometimes the casting and creative decisions all work, and sometimes you get Survivor: Fiji. But the show has been on a recent hot streak. I have the past three editions all ranked in my top 10 seasons ever, and after 27 installments, that is not too shabby. So what gives? Why the sudden — and consistent — resurgence? Host Jeff Probst thinks he has the answer. Probst says that big players are making big moves, and it’s paying off for them in the end. And when deserving players win, viewers win as well. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Jeff Probst says 'I'm baffled by people who want to strangle me because I like Redemption Island'

Jeff Probst knew that the introduction of the Redemption Island twist would be controversial when it was unveiled in season 22 (also not so coincidentally called Redemption Island) of the longtime CBS reality hit. Many fans were upset with another similar twist during the Pearl Islands season called “the Outcasts” that allowed players that were voted out a chance to reenter the game. Even Probst himself was not a fan of that twist.

But Redemption Island was different. For one thing, everyone would be told up front it was happening. For another, voted out players would have to stay out in the elements as they attempted to fight their way back onto a tribe (unlike the Outcasts, who were well-fed with a roof over their heads). And finally, the sooner you were voted out, the harder it would be to get back in. By fixing these flaws from the Outcasts, Probst and producers thought they had come up with an exciting new wrinkle. Many viewers agreed. Many others did not. READ FULL STORY

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