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Survivor Returns with a Shocker

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Surprise Exit on the Very First Night

Originally posted 09/25/2014 10:50AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"Your ability to connect with idiots who can't process things properly is a large part of what this comes down to."
– John Fincher, Survivor: Samoa

On Wednesday's season premiere of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, a long-standing debate was settled once and for all. Which reality show is harder, The Amazing Race or Survivor? When Jeff Probst snuffed the torch of Nadiya, you could see the entire story on her face: This game of strategy, endurance, and social skill had bested a former all-star player from the Race – aka, Who Can Find the Best Cab?

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Jeff Probst: I'd Vote My Wife Off Survivor | Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst: I'd Vote My Wife Off Survivor

Originally posted 09/24/2014 01:30PM

Although Survivor is entering its 29th season, Jeff Probst clearly remembers every one of the 442 contestants, and can pull obscure trivia out of the air.

His excitement about the reality show is unwavering – impressive, considering that it debuted during the Clinton administration. "Every single season is a different show," he tells PEOPLE. "We're constantly reinventing ourselves."

But sometimes, ideas are recycled. 2013's Survivor: Blood vs. Water was such a compelling season that producers are doing it again, casting pairs of contestants with some sort of existing relationship – married couples, siblings, dating pairs, parent-child. The result, Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

What would Probst, 52, do if he were competing against his wife? The longtime host weighed in on that and more.

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Survivor's Erik Reichenbach Is Married!

Survivor's Erik Reichenbach Is Married!

Originally posted 08/26/2014 06:40PM

Two-time Survivor contestant Erik Reichenbach is married!

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Caleb Bankston Death: Jeff Probst, Fellow Contestants Mourn Survivor Star

Caleb Bankston Death: Jeff Probst, Fellow Contestants Mourn Survivor Star

Originally posted 06/25/2014 04:30PM

Survivor contestant Caleb Bankston was one of the most popular characters in the past several seasons, both with fellow contestants and with fans. So when he died in a railway accident on Tuesday, the news traveled quickly throughout the Survivor community.

Host Jeff Probst, who is currently out of the country filming Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, was stunned by the unexpected news. "The entire Survivor crew is together in Nicaragua," he tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Caleb. He was one of the most humble and likable contestants we have ever had the pleasure of working with on the show. A true gentleman. He will be missed by so many. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family and to his fiancé, Colton."

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Survivor Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Railway Accident

Survivor Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Railway Accident

Originally posted 06/24/2014 11:20PM

Caleb Bankston, who competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died when the train he was on derailed on Tuesday, PEOPLE has confirmed through multiple sources.

Bankston, 26, worked at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham. He competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013 alongside his fiancé, Colton Cumbie, ending the game in ninth place.

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Rob and Amber Mariano Welcome Fourth Daughter

Rob and Amber Mariano Welcome Fourth Daughter

Originally posted 06/24/2014 12:55PM

The Survivor and Amazing Race alums are new parents to Adelina Rose, born Friday

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It's a Boy for Survivor Winner Tony Vlachos – See the Cute Pics!

It's a Boy for Survivor Winner Tony Vlachos – See the Cute Pics!

Originally posted 06/10/2014 10:30AM

The Survivor winner welcomed son Constantine Anthony on Monday, he tells PEOPLE exclusively

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Survivor's Jefra Bland Is Married – Photos and All the Details!

Survivor's Jefra Bland Marries Jared Hines

Originally posted 06/04/2014 02:45PM

When Jefra Bland flew to last month's finale of Survivor: Cagayan, her mind wasn't on who would win the million dollars.

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It's a Boy for Survivor's Aras Baskauskas | Aras Baskauskas

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It's a Boy for Survivor's Aras Baskauskas

Originally posted 05/30/2014 03:00PM

"Neither of us can believe that this little alien is ours, but we are madly in love with him," the Panama winner tells PEOPLE

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Outsmarted Them All

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Tony Vlachos Outsmarted Them All

Originally posted 05/22/2014 11:25AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach. Erik Reichenbach is a Survivor fan-turned-favorite, a comic book author and artist. He placed fifth on both Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan. Follow him on Twitter @BloodyAmer1can.

"I don't have any regrets."
– Colby Donaldson, Survivor: Australia

Tony Vlachos won the million dollars on the finale of Survivor Wednesday, along with the title of Sole Survivor, and most importantly – the final Fishy. His victory capped off a season he dominated with big moves and flashy gameplay. Thanks to Tony, Survivor: Cagayan will go down as one of the top seasons in the history of the show.

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