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?
There's really nothing better than two cute, funny guys making each other laugh, right?
Andy Samberg sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Wednesday night, and the two former Saturday Night Live pals got right back up to their old tricks, splitting sides with a routine called "Five-Second Summaries," where they have – you guessed it – five seconds to summarize the plot of a movie to the point where the other can guess it.
And if you think some Wheel of Fortune guesses are impressive, wait until you see Fallon guess Honey, I Shrunk the Kids from Samberg's summary: "I'm in the Cheerios."
After 97 days, 15 evictions and one marriage proposal, Big Brother 16 has a winner!
Victoria Rafaeli, Derrick Levasseur and Cody Calafiore began their Big Brother adventure alongside 13 other contestants – including Ariana Grande's brother Frankie. But one by one, their fellow houseguests were sent packing until the final three were left to face off for the power to choose who would sit next to them in the finals.
"Keeping it real," as the premiere episode of ABC's new sitcom black-ish, suggests, isn't always easy.
The show stars Anthony Anderson as Dre Johnson, a husband, father of four and successful ad executive trying desperately to help his upper-middle-class family maintain its black culture – despite their overwhelmingly white surroundings.
It's a possibly limiting premise, but thanks to humorous truths embedded in the concept – it's largely based on Anderson's own experience as an African-American father raising kids in a predominantly white environment – this show just might work.
Seventeen million viewers can't be wrong. At least that many tuned in Tuesday night to see Scott Bakula make his debut as Dwayne "King" Pride, the special agent in charge over at CBS's burgeoning hit, NCIS: New Orleans.
Tax fraud? That's a serious legal situation.
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.
Jennifer Hudson might be her son's favorite singer, but there's a dancer out there who's captured the little guy's heart.
It's Michael Jackson, so at least he has good taste.
Hudson was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday, and noted that her son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., has only her feelings at heart: He didn't want to make her feel bad that Jackson was his favorite singer, so he amended his statement to put Mom at No. 1 in the singing slot, and MJ at No. 1 in dancing.
(Interestingly, Hudson was actually pregnant with David while she performed at an MJ memorial.)