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    Jeff Probst on The Early Show

    Jeff was on The Early Show this morning. I bolded a couple of items that I found the most interesting.

    Creepy Surprises On New 'Survivor'

    NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2006

    (CBS) For reality fans, the drought is finally over.

    For the third time in 12 seasons, "Survivor" returns tonight to the unspoiled beaches of Panama's Pearl Islands. But there's a creepy twist in the game this time: exile island.

    Each week, at least one survivor will be banished there.

    They'll have no idea what's going on back at camp, and they'll be forced to live on their own until they return to the game.

    Host Jeff Probst visited The Early Show with a preview of the series, this season called "Survivor: Panama Exile Island."

    "I think we have probably one of the best, maybe the top five seasons with 'Exile.' It's that good," Probst told co-anchor Harry Smith.

    This season, at least one survivor will be banished to exile island each episode. And Probst says that's going to be a new kind of challenge.

    "It's just in the middle of nowhere, and you are on your own," he said. "There's no shelter. You are probably not going to be able to make a fire that often or have food."

    And, over time, the exile gets harder to handle.

    "The first time somebody goes, it's not so bad because it's day one," he said. "You have a little energy. By the time you get to day 10, 12, 13, it starts getting tough."

    The tribes decide who goes into exile, but there is a silver lining for whoever is chosen.

    "There's an idol hidden out there. An immunity idol," Probst said. "If you find it, you don't have to reveal it until the votes have been read."

    The season starts with four tribes, which will be shaken up a little after the first episode.

    "We had to bond them and we bonded them by doing older men, older women, younger men, younger women," according to Probst. "In episode two, we switch them to see what happens to the bond."

    And Probst is promising quite a cast of characters.

    There's Bruce Kanegai, the karate instructor and high school teacher.

    "He's also the oldest guy we have out there," Probst told Smith. "Bruce is one of those guys that cannot not tell you how he feels about life."

    And the astronaut, Dan Barry, who has been on three spacewalks.

    "He kept telling us the 'Survivor' experience is very similar to the type of social training they do to go up into space," Probst said.

    Probst predicts that Cirie Fields will be one of the most popular contestants so far.

    "I think people are going to love her because she should not be out there," he said. "She represents everybody at home who sits on the couch and says, 'I could do Survivor,' and they never get up."

    And it's a second chance for Tina Scheer this year.

    "She was going to be on in Guatemala," Probst said. But "six weeks before the show, her son was killed in a car wreck. We called Tina and said, 'Obviously, this isn't the time. But if next season you feel like it, we've got a spot for you.'"

    It promises to be a nail-biter. "Survivor: Panama Exile Island" premieres tonight on CBS. And the first survivor sent packing will join The Early Show tomorrow morning with the inside scoop.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1272531.shtml

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    "We had to bond them and we bonded them by doing older men, older women, younger men, younger women," according to Probst. "In episode two, we switch them to see what happens to the bond."
    Well that's stupid. Why have the twist for only one show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    Well that's stupid. Why have the twist for only one show?
    The article didn't quote everything that Jeff said this morning and I got the following impression listening to him. Because they were planning a switch in episode 2, to make it most effective they started them out in groups that they were hoping would bond faster than usual.

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    Thanks for the article veejer!

    I'm glad they can save the immunity idol until after the votes are read.
    "I'm telling you - it's a madhouse out there. I feel like Charlton Heston waking up in the field and seeing the chimp on top of the pony." ~ Dennis Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer View Post
    The article didn't quote everything that Jeff said this morning and I got the following impression listening to him. Because they were planning a switch in episode 2, to make it most effective they started them out in groups that they were hoping would bond faster than usual.
    Ah. That makes a bit more sense. Thanks, veejer!
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    "There's an idol hidden out there. An immunity idol," Probst said. "If you find it, you don't have to reveal it until the votes have been read."
    This is how they should've done it last season. That way, it really screws up plans.

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    I don't care what the twists are as long as they keep them coming. I was disappointed to see Tina go, couldn't help wondering what she would do with all that hair in a few weeks. Speaking of hair, Jeff needs to go a little easier on the jet black stuff he is a little old for the raven look.
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    Gee, where did Jeff get the impression taht Cirie would be the most loved survivor yet, after reading the posts on the show discussion thread and my reaction to her from last night's episode I think right now she is the most hated person on the show.

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    I can't stand Cirie. I hope Jeff's comment about her isn't because she hangs on for several episodes. Get rid of her!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oceansands View Post
    I don't care what the twists are as long as they keep them coming.
    No twistee! Me want showie instead!

    Lame short-lived twists just distract from getting to know the contestants this early in the season.

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