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3 weeks in…what do you think so far?

>???? ??? ???? not sure yet….I mean….after the 2 hour season premier I kept thinking….Oh Great!  The Fang Tribe is going to all go home.  Then the Kota tribe will then eat themselves from inside leaving an ACE vs. SUGAR finalle and they will get married and then run the Amazing Race!

Boy, am I ever happy that Fang came back in week 2!

So tonight, is week 3.  Who are you liking?  I am impressed that Sugar found the Hidden Immunity Idol.  I would have NEVER in a million years thought she would have…but she did and well.  That impressed me!  :)

So who is your early favorite?  Will Fang fall to Kota again?  I am still dealing with Michelle being voted out first.  (she was way beautiful!)

So 2 weeks in, 3 episodes in, Michelle, Gillian and Paloma, 3 ladies from Survivor Gabon have been eliminiated.  Is this a trend?  Will the boys make sure that there is no all girl final 4 like last season?  Guess we will have to wait and see.  Either way, the RETURN of the RED X is back as you can see from the top of the site.  I love my JOB!  :)

I will recap tonights show tomorrow.  Sorry I have had a tough time keeping this blog going but I am here and will try to do better!  If you would like to write for me please let me know.  I am always open to having guest bloggers!

Peace,  Jeff Probst aka BBBlogger

Survivor Gabon “Earth’s Last Eden” starts tonight!

Tonight is the night if you are a reality tv junkie like me.  The one that started it all, the show that is the GrandFather of Reality TV, Survivor is back again for a 17th season.  (*anyone else feeling old?*)

Tonight we return to Africa to a place where there has been no developement.  I am anxious to see the setting and the look of the area.  From what I heard they needed a crew to help build roads and repair ones that were under developed.  Should make for an interesting setting for our 18 new Castaways!

Also, since I bought my first flat panel TV (Samsung 46”) earlier in January, I am excited about it being in High Definition.  It should be a sight to see.  I just keep thinking that we will see all the bug bites, the dirt on their bodies and really…..all the little details that may not have been noticed before.

With that…I say BRING IT ON.  All 2 hours of the season premier tonight.  I am popping some popcorn now as we speak!

Tomorrow I will post and let you know what I think of the new cast.  I would expect 2 people going home and we will be down to 16 people by tomorrow.

Who will outwit, outlast and outplay in “Earth’s Last Eden”?  Let us know what you think of Survivor Gabon!


Peace,  Emmy winning Jeff Probst

Survivor Gabon – 18 Castaways

Before Castaways are introduced, here are some interesting facts about Survivor 17:

Immunity Island – Castaways are given the choice of finding Immunity vs. Comfort (this is where the “apple” comes in.)

Tribal Council – As usual, based on local culture, with huts made by the locals.  Hut doors were “petitioned” from local village.  Thatch roofs (grass) were brought in by pygmies.  Torch Snuffer is in the shape of an elephant.

Immunity Challenges – Based on the natural landscapes.  In other words, a lot of running up and down slopes and hills.  Local military brought in to restore roads and bridges to help production.

Your 18 Castaways:

Jillian - 61, South Africa, Psyche Nurse, Grandmother of Four…plans on keeping age secret

Danny “GC” – 25, Portland, OR, Maintenance/Music…comes from homeless family, sent to boot camp

Jackie – 25, Santa Barbara, CA, Medical Device Salesperson…says her endless energy could be annoying

Charlie - 29, New York, NY, Corporate Attorney…he’s a marathon runner, openly gay, and hopes his personality will take him far.

Ken - 22, Westminister, CA, Professional Gamer/College Student…has climbed Mt. Fuji.

Michelle – 24, Los Angeles, CA, Divorced Boxer…moved away from home at age 16 and feels she intimidates people, but doesn’t plan on flirting.

Ace - 27, Naples, FL, Photographer…comes from a wealthy background, but is determined to make himself as non-threatening as possible.

Jessica “Sugar” – 29, Brooklyn, NY, Pinup Model/Actress…she has had roles on Gilmore Girls and Angel, and she feels like she’s here for comic relief.

Crystal – 29, Durham, NC, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist…already misses her 8 yr. daughter, Destiny

Marcus - 28, Atlanta, GA, Doctor/Triathlete…voted Cosmo’s Georgia’s Hottest Bachelor (2006) and plans on using his flirtatious charms.

Kelly - 22, Buffalo Grove, IL, Salesperson/Student…the “hot chick” of the season, per Jeff Probst!

Matty - 29, Pacific Palisades, CA, Personal Trainer…comes from Hollywood. Grandfather-James Whitmore. Grandmother-Audra Lindley (Mrs. Roper/Three’s Co.)  He inherited his trust fund at 18, lost it all in a few years, and lives with girlfriend back home.

Corrine - 29, Los Angeles, CA, was in Pharmaceutical Sales…denied temporary leave of absence, so she quit her job to be on Survivor.  She finds it annoying to “sugarcoat” anything, never thinks about some one’s feelings before she says something, and she claims to frequently make fun of people.

Randy- 49, Eagle Creek, MO, Wedding Videographer…tens of thousands of dollars worth of therapy makes him realize it’s safer to keep his distance.  Claims to be The Bully:  “If I go down, I want to burn!”

Paloma – 24, Downey, CA, Works in Kenya with kids…her faith is very important to her, and if she wins, she wants to build a school in Kenya.

Bob - 58, Portland, ME, High School Physics Teacher…built a cabin out of recycled materials and worked as a tree climbing scientist.

Susie – 47, Charles City, IA, Hairdresser/English Teacher…comes from an immigrant family of crop workers, and says her biggest struggle will be controlling her Potty Mouth.

Dan - 32, Boston, MA, Lawyer…burned out working 70 hrs. a week, and he is looking to win for his disabled father and his mom (nurse).  He definitely plans to Flirt.

So there they are. And yeah…I formed the “usual” opinions after reading this.  BUT…that ALL CHANGED when I heard Mr. Jeff Probst’s comments, opinions, and very interesting “insights!”  (LOVED his comments about Charlie, Matty, Randy, and Kelly!!)  You have to hear it for yourself…

Go to: Survivor Gabon Preview Part 1-7…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=folDznnv830

What’s your opinion on our New Castaways?  Did it change once you hear JP’s “views?”  Let us know……


Survivor Blog is back and we are getting ready for “Earth’s Last Eden”

Hey everyone,

Jeff Probst here (aka Big Brother Blogger)

We are starting up this blog and will be following this year’s Survivor show.  I am excited to see how the show differs in High Definition.

18 new survivors located in Gabon, Africa.  Also known as “Earth’s Last Eden”.  I wonder if there will be any “Adam and Eve” themes or competitions that come up?  Who knows…

Survivor: Gabon Premieres Thursday, September 25th, 8:00pm et/pt so mark your calendar right now.

So we are just starting to get the blog setup for the new season.  Please sign up for emails if you want one per post.  Love to get to know you.

Remember, on this site you have to have an account on the blog so sign up today and be a part of our Survivor Blog.

Peace,  Jeff Probst

PS: please share your comments and any ideas you have for this season for the blog.  Very excited to have you all as a part of this blog.

Friday’s Final Four – Making for a great ending on Sunday!

So last night we found out that Peih-Gee is still a person…but unfortunately no longer in China!

She seemed to have a good connection after she was left behind with Amanda while Denise, Courtney and Todd hung out at the great wall of China.

The immunity challenge was a revisit of challenges from before and definitely helped Amanda since between Denise not being able to get by stage 2 (eating a balute) and if by chance Courtney would have made it to the final part there is no way she would have swung that sword and been able to cut through the ropes.

Amanda won immunity and was guaranteed a spot in the Final Four.

With the way they all look at Todd as being the hated one, I think the 3 remaining ladies all hope to bring him with to the final 2.  Also I think there will be a final 2 and not a final 3 since Jeff said yesterday on the promo there will be 3 more tribal councils which to me means 2 more then the live reveal of the winner.

So the fun starts on 7PM Central on Sunday.  I am planning on writing a blog post that afternoon so everyone on the mailing list will get a reminder.  Since they have been having the finale on Sunday I have actually missed a few since I am not used to watching Survivor on Sundays!  Go figure!

So there you have it…your final 4 are….

Denise “The Lunch Lady”

Amanda “The Chamelon”

Courtney “The Long Shot”

and Todd “The Schemer”

Let us know is going to win and why you think that.  My money is still on my homegirl Amanda because A: she has played a smart game and B: she will be my next wife!  :)

Peace,  Jeff Probst