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  1. obits
    Survivor Contestant Angie Jakusz Dead at 40She was a fan-favorite during the Palau season.
  2. diversity initiatives
    CBS Vows 50 Percent of Its Reality-Show Contestants Will Be People of ColorAs part of a new diversity initiative for their unscripted programming.
  3. racism on tv
    Black Survivor Contestants Say They Were Edited Into Stereotypes on the ShowAnd that racial slurs were edited out.
  4. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Season Finale Recap: Crowning GloryOur champion of champions takes the win with a style of gameplay that never should have won the first time, let alone a second.
  5. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Up Close and PersonalIn a game full of personal stories and complex relationships, the Cops ‘R’ Us partnership stands above the rest.
  6. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Peanut Butter FiendsWhen was the last time we saw so many baffling decisions from numerous players across one episode?
  7. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: At All CostsThis week’s episode is top-tier Survivor, full of social and strategic maneuvering executed to perfection by one Tony Vlachos.
  8. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: In Love and WarFamily visits are nice and all, but cramming in 19 of them makes for a crowded, slapdash episode, even with an extended runtime.
  9. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: All Hell Breaks LooseA delightful mix of human drama and chaotic strategy is capped off by an iconic Survivor moment courtesy of Adam.
  10. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Go With the FlowThe merge is already a bustling event — add in the Edge, Battle Back, and an Immunity Challenge, and you get a packed, massively entertaining ride.
  11. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Out With the OldThe Edge of Extinction is looking like a Survivor retirement home at this point.
  12. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Double CrossWhen it’s all said and done, we might have some new legends to carve into that Survivor Mount Rushmore.
  13. vulture lists
    Et tu, Avon? 15 of TV’s Most Wrenching BetrayalsThe Ides of March is upon us, which means it’s time to revel in the best messy drama and ice-cold treachery television has to offer.
  14. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Living in the PastA fan-pleasing episode that bubbles with past tension and crisscrossed relationships—and no Edge of Extinction!—is the highlight of the season so far.
  15. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: It’s All a FaçadeOn the surface, it might seem like the Dakal tribe is operating as a cohesive unit, but factions are forming.
  16. overnights
    Survivor Recap: The Cardinal RuleThe path to this week’s crushing elimination is paved with confusion and perplexing decisions.
  17. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Paranoia Will Destroy YaIt’s easy to be consumed by Survivor mania, and if you let it take hold, it can tank your game.
  18. overnights
    Survivor: Winners at War Premiere Recap: Welcome to Fantasy IslandA season 20 years in the making kicks off with the return of lots of old favorites (yay!) and the introduction of a new twist (sigh).
  19. reality tv
    Survivor Addresses Dan Spilo’s Ejection After Inappropriate Touching Allegations“We intended to do the right thing.”
  20. reality tv
    CBS Addresses Survivor Controversy, Suspended Contestant Formally ApologizesCBS’ statement outlines changes in misconduct policy.
  21. reality tv
    How Could Survivor Have Screwed Up This Badly?Producers’ failure to act in the face of an unambiguous illustration of sexual harassment speaks to a prioritization of story over standards.
  22. #metoo
    Survivor Removes Its First Contestant Ever After ‘Off-Camera Incident’The removed contestant, Dan Spilo, had been accused of unwanted touching by a female contestant, Kellee Kim, during the season.
  23. obits
    Rudy Boesch, Survivor Star and Oldest Contestant, Dead at 91The former Navy SEAL was 72 when he competed in the reality show’s premiere season.
  24. The 10 Most Significant Super Bowl Lead-Out TV Episodes in HistoryRead all the way to the end for a prediction about who will win this year’s Super Bowl.
  25. consequences
    Survivor Player Who Outed Fellow Contestant As Transgender Fired From Day JobAfter getting voted off the show upon committing the violation.
  26. outrage calibration
    Jeff Varner’s Outing of Trans Contestant Zeke Smith on Survivor Was DespicableThis is a low point in reality-television history.
  27. controversies
    CBS Defends Airing Survivor Episode That Outed Contestant As Transgender“We consulted with Zeke Smith and with GLAAD in advance of the broadcast.”
  28. controversies
    Survivor: Contestants Respond After One Player Outed Another As Transgender“I didn’t want to be the ‘trans’ Survivor player, I wanted to be Zeke the Survivor player.”
  29. life after reality tv
    Reality TV Let Me Be the Worst Version of Myself — and That’s GreatIt’s not unlike the personae we adopt on social media.
  30. reality rumble
    Reality Finals: Survivor vs. Project RunwayIt all comes down to this.
  31. reality rumble
    The 10 Best Strategic Moves Ever on SurvivorBoston Rob’s Redemption Island round trip, the show’s first power flip, and more.
  32. reality rumble
    Reality Semis: Survivor vs. ANTMWho will make the finals? Richard Hatch or Tyra Banks? Wise or smize?
  33. reality rumble
    Reality: Survivor vs. Real Housewives of AtlantaRichard Hatch’s trendsetting alliance vs. “Tardy for the Party.”
  34. reality rumble
    Round 1: Survivor’s S1 vs. RuPaul’s Drag Race S4Sharon Needles vs. Richard Hatch! Tuck vs. mind-fuck!
  35. reality rumble
    The Reality Rumble: What’s the Greatest Reality-TV Season Ever? Is it Real World: San Francisco? The first season of Survivor? Real Housewives of Atlanta’s “Tardy for the Party” season 2? The bracket stars today!
  36. renewals
    Survivor Gets 29th and 30th SeasonsThat is a lot of Survivor!
  37. casting couch
    Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich Are Making a New Year’s ThrillerSurvivor also signed Emma Thompson and Angela Bassett.
  38. reality tv
    Why Broadcast Networks Can’t (or Won’t) Make a New Reality HitWhile cable has plenty of new hits, the networks’ biggest hits (Survivor, American Idol, The Bachelor) started during the Bush administration.
  39. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Jimmy Kimmel and Auto-TuneAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  40. opposite worlds
    Syfy Picks Up a Dystopian Survivor-Meets-Big Brother KnockoffWith some fake time travel thrown in. 
  41. fall tv 2012
    Fall TV: Five Burning Questions About WednesdaysDoes American Horror Story even need to try to be good?
  42. survivor
    Blair From Facts of Life to Compete on SurvivorTootie, Jo, and Natalie to sit this season out.
  43. governor’s island
    Rupert From Survivor Could Become Indiana’s GovernorIf only he could score Ron Swanson’s Libertarian endorsement.
  44. clickables
    Watch Even More Racist Antics From the Survivor BigotWhich CBS just made available online.
  45. uncomfortable things
    Survivor Basically Turned Into The Help Last NightRace became a major issue.
  46. politics
    Play ‘Survivor or GOP Presidential Debate?’We always said Herman Cain reminded us of Dawn from Survivor. We always said it.
  47. tv
    Survivor Goes Back to the Well Again, Casting Villain Russell’s NephewAfter three times with the behatted evil genius, it’s time to give the next generation a shot.
  48. daytime tv
    Jeff Probst Is Getting His Own Talk ShowHe’ll still host ‘Survivor,’ too.
  49. tv
    Survivor’s Russell Hantz Gets a House-Flipping ShowUgh, that guy.
  50. the tribe has spoken
    Boston Rob and Russell Are Back on SurvivorIt’s supposed to be strangers competing for a million dollars, not Hall of Fame weasels.
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