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    I'd love to try out for both Survivor and TAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kocky_Kamikaze;2136413;
    I just looked it up. Boarding House is a Burnett show.

    He's definately the King of RealityTV!
    Biggest disappointment is I don't think he does Eco-Challenge anymore. I know he said it was a security risk but that was really Burnett's first reality show and I think it was more a feeling of he felt like he didn't need it anymore. It didn't really bring the exposure of Survivor, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Casino, and whatever else he's done.
    I'd love to try out for both Survivor and TAR.
    On that note applications for Survivor 15 are on the site now (along with next season's TAR and Big Brother). I don't remember it being given the go ahead through Survivor 14 but maybe I'm wrong. Either that or they're just getting prepared. Other reality shows took applications and then did something different (like TAR11 and BB7 turning into AS shows).

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    http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=9a0f4488-7c41-454d-8019-b990cb1290af&page=1

    Survivor has survived the military coup in Fiji. I'm surprised they're still filming. I thought they were usually done by now

    Survivor Lives Through Fiji Coup
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    There was danger of an audience revolt this season when Survivor segregated its tribes. Not until now, however, did the hit CBS show have to deal with a full-on coup.

    But luckily for the pioneering reality series, a military coup in Fiji has not affected production on Survivor's 14th season, producers said Tuesday.

    On Monday, soldiers bloodlessly took control of police headquarters in the Fijian capital of Suva, on the island of Viti Levu, claiming that Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase's government is corrupt. Police were locked out of their building, but no shots were fired. Fiji's military commander announced Tuesday that he had assumed control of the country and that the prime minister has been confined to his home. The U.S. State Department then temporarily suspended aid to the country after condemning the military's actions.

    Survivor is being filmed on Vanua Levu, Fiji's second-largest island and a 30-minute flight away from Viti Levu.

    "Our producers on location have been assured by the Fiji military that we are safe on the remote island where we are filming and that our cast and crew will be permitted to leave the country safely when the show wraps production," CBS Entertainment spokeskman Chris Ender said.

    Host Jeff Probst, who's also on location, said that filming on the South Pacific archipelago has not been interrupted, implying that Survivor's own brand of warring factions are still battling it out for immunity and brownie points.

    "To be shooting Survivor while in the midst of a coup is a bit surreal for all of us here in Fiji," Probst wrote Tuesday in an email to Entertainment Weekly. "We have set up our satellite TV in the catering area [for producers and crew members only], and during dinner the entire crew watches the local news to get updates on what is happening.

    "Everyone here is safe and the disruptions thus far have been minimal. We had a few production staff stationed in Suva that we brought back to base camp, and during the past week any crew members that were scheduled to fly to location were unable to due to flight cancellations. Otherwise, we have continued filming without interruption."

    Not so fortunate was Nicolas Cage's latest film, Time to Kill, which was filming in Thailand earlier this year. Production was shut down in September after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. It was reported that Cage hightailed it out of the country on a private jet as soon as he was informed of the situation.

    But back in Fiji, Survivor may still be under the gun, figuratively at least. Fiji Times Online reported last week that multiple landowners in Labasa, the largest town on Vanua Levu, have accused the Native Land Trust Board of negotiating a bum deal with the show's crew, saying filming has migrated into "taboo areas" and is violating the villagers' ancestral lands.

    A lot of money will have to be spent to carry on ritual ceremonies to clear the land of any curses left behind by the Survivor shoot, a village spokesman said.

    On the other hand, the land board has insisted that the presence of the CBS show will bring great economic benefits to Labasa and that compensation was being doled out to the landowners accordingly. The villagers are insisting that they be paid extra when filming strays beyond the boundaries of the original lease agreement.

    Meanwhile, Survivor: Cook Islands is chugging along on Thursday nights. Seven castaways remain in contention for the million-dollar prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karalott;2132612;
    Regarding the show, I think it's just become stale. Everyone knows at some point there's a merge, and a tribal shuffle. Make the challenges challenging, and I'd like to see them start off in one tribe and stay in one tribe. At each challenge, divide them up into two teams. The losers vote someone off. Maybe when there's still 12 people left mix up the challenges and have an individual immunity challenges. There's a lot of nit picky things I could probably come up with. But it'd be interesting to see how alliances would form if no one knew what "tribe" they'd end up on, and it might mean people would have to play the game and not let someone else do it for them.
    What a GREAT idea!!! Have you thought of contacting Jeff Probst somehow? This would be an awesome way to get back to the "Survivor" we know and love! I must say, as much as I love this show, it is waaaay too formulated now. The people are typically blah and the challenges and game set up don't offer anything new...except for last week's episode, this season has been rather boring and predictable...It needs to get back to "surviving".

    Another peeve I am developing for this show...have you ever seen "Survivors" eat so well before??? They eat better as survivors, than I do at home! What's up with that???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kocky_Kamikaze;2132568;
    There was a Survivor-type show like that on a few years ago. I can't remember the name of the show but, it was on the WB I believe. And it came on Sunday nights after or before the surf reality show, Boarding House. I think the group travelled along British Columbia and Washington state? It was interesting but, the plug was pulled just before the winner was announced because of ratings. Not enough skin I guess!

    I remember a cute Asian-American/Canadian guy named Alan was close to winning I think.

    Does anyone else remember this show?
    I remembered that show. Also one of my favorite reality show.
    It called No Bournadary(spelling).
    Cancelled after 3 episode on WB but Outdoor Living Network bought and start aired in October
    2002. That brunnet won and Allen Chen in 2nd or 3rd.
    They get to travel over thousand of miles over canada and alaska.
    and have alot of cool challenges..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ennlowe;2170565;
    What a GREAT idea!!! Have you thought of contacting Jeff Probst somehow? This would be an awesome way to get back to the "Survivor" we know and love! I must say, as much as I love this show, it is waaaay too formulated now. The people are typically blah and the challenges and game set up don't offer anything new...except for last week's episode, this season has been rather boring and predictable...It needs to get back to "surviving".

    Another peeve I am developing for this show...have you ever seen "Survivors" eat so well before??? They eat better as survivors, than I do at home! What's up with that???
    The last few seasons seem to have the most fed Survivor's ever. What's next, they have ready made shelters built for them once they arrive on the island? What happened to the days when winning a candy bar was the only reward someone got? None of the girls coming off seem to look like Colleen, Elisabeth, or Heidi when they were done with their seasons.

    The only thing I can think of that might go wrong with what I suggested about dividing people up once they arrive at the challenges is that it might have some people take advantage of getting rid of the strong, smart, and strategic players and leave only the weak coattail riders. But I do think it would keep more people on their toes, be aware of their surroundings and make them have to play the game. Maybe Burnett and Probst have considered it but found other things wrong with it that I didn't think of Dividing tribes up by age, gender, and race doesn't have an impact. The first gender wars was interesting. The tribes divided by age and gender last season looked interesting, if only they kept it more than one episode.

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