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Originally posted 12/17/2014 10:00AM
There are good seasons of Survivor, and there are seasons that just never get off the ground. Survivor: San Juan Del Sur looked like it would be the latter, until a run of solid episodes near the end redeemed it.
After the first Blood Vs. Water was a critical and ratings success in 2013, the show returned to the same format this season – only to find that lightning hadn't struck twice.
Even Jeff Probst, Survivor's biggest cheerleader, acknowledges the struggle of San Juan Del Sur. "We came off of four fantastic seasons in a row: Philippines, Caramoan, the first Blood vs. Water and Cagayan, he says. "So this one just feels different, because it follows such great seasons. But it got a lot better as it went along."
But even middling seasons of Survivor can be fascinating, and the long-running CBS series remains the gold standard for competition reality shows. Here, Probst, 53, tells PEOPLE what went wrong with this season – and what went right.
Originally posted 12/10/2014 02:10PM
A&E has greenlit the provocative series tentatively titled 8 Minutes
Originally posted 12/04/2014 03:40PM
You're not really an official Hollywood couple until you have your own reality TV show, right?
Originally posted 11/25/2014 04:15PM
[YOUTUBE "Pc4JpYW17mk"] Why be coy?
Appearing on the U.K.'s I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Kendra on Top star Kendra Wilkinson was asked if, as one of Hugh Hefner's Girls Next Door, she had to have sex with the Playboy mogul.
And how did she end up at the Playboy Mansion in the first place?
Originally posted 11/20/2014 07:45PM
As a soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and the subject of a widely popular Under Armour ad, Misty Copeland can now add TV star to her résumé.
Originally posted 11/19/2014 01:35PM
Baby Dillard is ready for his close-up.
Derick and Jill Duggar Dillard, stars of TLC's reality show 19 Kids & Counting, shared an ultrasound picture of their baby boy ahead of his anticipated March arrival date.
"I am keeping his ultrasound pictures safe – it is so exciting to look at this picture," Jill tells PEOPLE. "He is moving and kicking now, and it's crazy to realize I have this wonderful baby boy inside me."
Originally posted 11/07/2014 08:00AM
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Originally posted 10/05/2014 09:45PM
While Teresa Giudice continues to make headlines off-screen after being sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud, The Real Housewives of New Jersey continue to create their own drama on-screen.
Originally posted 09/29/2014 10:25PM
Even on a night that saw two perfect scores on Dancing with the Stars, someone still had to leave the ballroom for good.
Sadly, Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff began the night knowing they were in jeopardy. Based on scores from viewers and the judges last week, the duo became the third couple to leave the dance floor.
"It's been a great experience, putting myself out there and trying something new," said Couture.
Besides a roof-raising appearance by guest judge Kevin Hart, lots of other fun surprises happened underneath the mirror ball Monday. Here were the scores:
Originally posted 09/28/2014 10:15PM
The Real Housewives of New Jersey went in search of alligators as part of their girls' trip to Florida on Sunday night, but Amber Marchese's husband, Jim, had the biggest bite of them all.
"Better watch out for the gators," Kathy Wakile wisely told her sister, Rosie Pierri, as she showed her the new house she was building. "And I'm not even talkin' about the ones in the Everglades."
"Don't you sing or something?" Rosie asked, looking directly at Kevin Jonas, who co-owns a construction company and is helping to build the Wakile family's new home.
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