"Boston Rob" Gets His
In his fourth try, Mariano grabbed big money - including
fan favorite $100K; Winnings added to wife's $1M from
"Survivor: All Stars"
"I Had a
Huge Target on My Back" – Reality News Online's
Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island Winner Rob
with Boston Rob, Winner of Survivor: Redemption Island
Survivor Winner Interview:
'Boston' Rob Mariano
Had Our Opportunities" – Reality News Online's
Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island's Mike
Survivor interviews: Matt and Mike
Would Have Had a Good Chance” – Interview with
Survivor: Redemption Island’s Ashley
Andrea and Ashley Podcast
Was a Game Being Played That I Wasn’t Aware of" –
Reality News Online’s Interview with Survivor: Redemption
Survivor interviews: Natalie and Grant
Played with My Heart” – Reality News Online’s Interview
with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Matt
Redemption Island's' Matt Elrod: 'I'd love to go back'
Admits He Wasn't There to Play
'Survivor: Redemption Island:' Phillip
says 'I played a brilliant ruse on everybody'; plans to be become
Express: Survivors Phillip and Natalie Podcast
Wasn’t There to Try to Win Votes” – Reality News
Online’s Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island’s
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' Phillip Sheppard: 'I
played the game'
Just Hoped for a Bitter Jury” – Reality News Online’s
Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Natalie
Interviews: Natalie Tenerelli and Phillip Sheppard from Survivor
Couldn’t Work with Matt” – Interview with Survivor:
Redemption Island’s Andrea
Interviews: Andrea Boehlke and Ashley Underwood from Survivor
Interview: Castoff from Episode 13 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear what he did to get
noticed by casting, the real story behind his last exchange
with Russell, how he determined who got his vote and lots
'Rob is not really playing the game'
Ralph Kiser had his torch snuffed buff burned on "Survivor:
Redemption Island" last night, taking his glorious
man-sweater with him. The hirsute farmer made plenty of
off-the-wall comments (with a Southern drawl so thick CBS often
resorted to closed captioning) during his 33 days on the show
with Survivor Ralph: 'It shocked me that I went as far as I did'
He'll be remembered as the first person to get the best of
Russell Hantz on Survivor. Accidentally finding an
Immunity Idol while gathering rocks, Ralph never backed down
from Russell. Like all of the Zapatera members though, he
was on the wrong side of the numbers once Matt chose to side
with his former Ometepe tribe.
Ralph Kiser talks about 'Survivor: Redemption Island'
Ralph Kiser was eliminated from Survivor: Redemption Island
after he lost the season's eleventh Redemption Island duel to
Matt Elrod, Mike Chiesl and Andrea Boehlke during Wednesday
night's broadcast of the thirteenth episode of the CBS reality
series' 22nd edition
Was Going to Let Russell Laugh at Me and Feel Stronger” –
Reality News Online’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor:
Redemption Island’s Ralph
Ralph might not have caused much drama after the merge, but he
was a big personality beforehand. Did he really find the idol by
accident? What was his plan to use it and how did revealing it
at Redemption Island play into that? How did he play the game?
And what did he think of Phillip? (You might be surprised!) Read
on for all of this and more!
Many Faces Of 'Survivor' Rob Mariano, All Of Which Are Smirking
If there is a face of the competitive reality boom, Boston Rob
is it. Not only because relative to the age of the genre, he's
achieved a kind of permanence usually associated with granite
monuments, but because the fact that he is obnoxious and
infuriating and endearing and funny and
smart and arrogant and so eminently quotable
that he would make a great addition to any team of highly paid
speechwriters is the best explanation you're ever going to get
of how Survivor actually works.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 12 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear his thoughts on the
impact of throwing the challenge, why Russell had to go from
day one, whether Phillip might just be acting and lots more!
Survivor: Redemption Island's Steve Wright: Phillip
Former NFL player Steve Wright's athletic past would seem to
make him a perfect candidate to weather the grueling conditions
on Survivor, but on Day 31, the 51-year-old's body had had
Steve Wright: I don't think Phillip Sheppard is acting, he's
The 51-year-old former NFL player from Huntington, CA talked to
the media about his Survivor: Redemption Island experience --
including what he thinks about fellow castaway Phillip Sheppard
and his allegations that Steve made a racist comment about him,
whether he believes Phillip's private claims that he's just
misbehaving to ensure his competitors will take him to the
game's final jury vote, and what he thought about
Mariano and his gameplay.
'Survivor' Steve: 'I like Boston Rob'
Steve Wright has confessed that he is fond of his fellow
Survivor: Redemption Island player Rob 'Boston Rob' Mariano.
Speaking to reporters following his elimination
from the program this week, the former NFL player revealed
that he would like to have been teamed up with Mariano, whose
approach to the game he really respects.
with Steve: Phillip is 'crazy, and I'm not shy to say
Steve was a part of the Zapatera 6 responsible for
voting off Russell, but may be most remembered for his war of
words with Phillip, whom he called a "lunatic."
Phillip took offense to the label of "crazy," and
accused Steve of racism shortly before Steve's exit from the
Got the Devil in His Soul" – Reality News Online’s
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Steve
Who is he talking about in the title quote? And what does he
really think about Russell and Phillip? Steve certainly
doesn’t hold back in voicing those opinions, so read on!
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' Steve Wright: Phillip is
'just freaking crazy'
Former NFL-er Steve Wright is the latest person voted out
Redemption Island." He tells Zap2it about his time on
the show, including that Phillip really is just as nuts as he
seems on TV.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 11 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear why she thought she was
uniquely prepared to play the game, her thoughts on Rob and
Russell, the role Redemption Island might play in the finale
and lots more!
'Survivor' postgame: Julie says 'You
can't put a price tag on faith'
with Julie: 'Not for one second was I ever going to join with
Julie lost the 3-way Duel and was sent packing as the 2nd
member of the jury.
Exclusive: Julie Wolfe talks about 'Survivor: Redemption
Survivor Stunner: Castaways Feared for Safety
Following Racial Rant
"When he threw that racial card we were like, he is
a lunatic," said firefighter Julie Wolfe.
"We were really scared for our safety...Every
day got worse with him." In fact, the Castaways confronted the Survivor producers
about the loose cannon.
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' Julie Wolfe: Phillip,
Russell were poisons in the camps
"Survivor" lost one of its strongest women when Julie
Wolfe was sent home from "Redemption
Island." Even though she got emotional talking about
her financial struggles, she tells Zap2it
that she came home, found a church and is so happy and
thankful she went on the show.
Didn’t Want to Be a Victim" – Reality News Online’s
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Julie
Julie had a chance to make numerous pivotal decisions in
Survivor. Why did she go along with the plan to throw the
challenge? Why didn’t she align with Russell, given that
she’s actually a big Russell fan? Why did she admit to
having taken Phillip’s shorts? Was Phillip as crazy as
we’ve seen – or even worse?
a Hard Place to Be
It ain't easy being a Christian on
'Survivor'. Just ask Matt Elrod, who's still in the game.
Matt discusses how his faith got him through the isolation of
Redemption Island and much more. Matt says he has no
regrets but would not want to do the show again.
dishes on his tribe, his thoughts on Phillip and what will
determine his final vote
Who is going to get David's vote for the million
dollars: It’s really a matter of who is playing the best
game. As it stands right now, somebody has got to make a big
move to take Rob out of the driver’s seat. If someone steps
up and does that, that person is going to have a pretty good
chance to win or if someone is able to make it back from
Redemption Island and can make it to the end, that person
would stand a good chance to get a fair number of jury votes
just for the adversity they had to overcome.
with Survivor David: 'Nobody stood up to Rob'
David lost the 3-way Duel this week to become the 1st member
of the jury, an accomplishment in and of itself. He
still plays a key role in deciding who gets the million dollar
Interview: Castoff from Episode 10 of Survivor Redemption
Listen to this audio interview to hear how he was injured,
the illness he endured while in the game, his thoughts on
Phillip's state of mind and lots more!
Survivor's David: "I Had No Strong Ties
Left" to My Alliance
(TV Guide 4.21.11)
David talks about why he thinks he would have been a
better fit to play with Russell, what his biggest mistake was
at the duel and his biggest boiling point in the game.
Castoff Talks Racism, Tribal Council Crazytown and Coach vs.
As Survivor: Redemption Island's first jury
member, last night's eliminee had a front-row seat to one of
uncomfortable Tribal Councils ever.
"I Was Thinking of Clawing My Eyes Out" – Reality
News Online’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption
Jeff Probst said David was a great player and we also heard he
was the puzzle king. So what happened to sidetrack him in both
regards? How did he get stuck in a bad situation? What moves
did he try to make? Also, was Phillip ever normal? Was Sarita
really the leader of Zapatera? And why was David ready to claw
out his own eyes?
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' David Murphy: Racial
comments were 'just absurd'
David Murphy was the latest castaway eliminated on "Survivor:
Redemption Island." He tells Zap2it
that he maybe should have aligned with Russell and that
Phillip's newest crazy thing - the race card - was
Boston Rob to Co-host Travel Show for
After he finishes holding court with the ladies on Survivor, Robert
“Boston Rob” Mariano will turn his focus to the
History Channel to co-host in his own reality show.
Together with Dennis Anderson (creator of the monster
truck Gravedigger) the duo will host the upcoming series
Around the World in 80 Ways, a 10-part series that’ll
bow later this year. Their goal: Circumnavigate the globe
using 80 different modes of travel without repeating any
Mark Burnett Started His
Career Jumping Out Of Airplanes And Transporting Prisoners On
Mark Burnett is, financially speaking, perhaps the most
successful television producer today. While I had launched
America's Most Wanted and COPS a decade earlier, Mark
exploded onto network television with Survivor, the glossy
and fantastical innovation to reality television
White Sticks It to Her Tribe on Survivor
White was the latest Survivor to be beaten by Matt
Elrod and eliminated from Survivor
Redemption Island. Sarita called in to speak with Rob
Cesternino and Nicole about her experience.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 8 of Survivor Redemption Island
Here's the teaser line: Listen to this audio interview to hear
her assessment of her tribemates, why she really targeted
Russell, how David cracks under pressure and lots more!
Exclusive: Sarita White talks about 'Survivor: Redemption
visual effects producer from Santa Monica, CA talked to Reality
TV World about her Survivor: Redemption Island experience --
including why she was so surprised her tribe voted her off, if
she believes Matt Elrod's footage bandage gave him an advantage
in the Redemption Island duel
Survivor: Redemption Island - Exclusive
Interview with Sarita White
players value loyalty; others value strength. This season,
Zapatera valued both and changed their minds about which reigned
supreme from tribal council to tribal council.
with Survivor Sarita: Was Matt's cut foot an added advantage?
Sarita talks about her Zapatera tribe, her feelings towards
Russell and what she would have done had she made it further in
the game. And also find out why Matt's cut foot may have
been an advantage, and not a hinderance at all.
Wish We Hadn't Thrown That Challenge" – Reality News
Online's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island's
Sarita seemed to be the leader of her tribe – until they
blindsided her and sent her packing because she was the weakest
challenge link. Was she actually making the
decisions? Does she now believe throwing a Survivor
challenge is a mistake? How did she feel about being
Survivor's Coach on Phillip:
'I Hope He Makes It
PEOPLE.com blogger Stephen
Fishbach spoke with Survivor's
original samurai, "Coach"
Benjamin Wade, to get his perspective on Redemption
Island's new breakout maniac, Phillip Sheppard.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 7 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear when she knew her "staredown"
with Russell had worked, what details she and David shared with
each other, why she thought Steve was weak and lots more!
With Survivor Stephanie: "David Is
the Smartest Dumb Person I Know"
Stephanie was a tough little cookie, with a zest to
compete. Aligning with Russell right out of the gate though,
didn't help her any. Alienated from her tribe, it was only a
matter of time before they got rid of her alliance one by one,
finally sending her to Redemption Island to face the "Golden
'Survivor' postgame: Stephanie talks a
bit more trash
Stephanie seemed more perplexed than surprised over Sarita being
voted out but said she was "very, very happy." After all
of Zapatera's talk about loyalty and trust over strength, she
doesn't know why they didn't change course earlier. As far as her
own course in the game, she said she knew she wanted to team up
with Russell but elaborated on her first thoughts about some other
'Survivor' Castaway Interview: Stephanie
Get her take on Russell’s flattering
comparison, her disagreements with the Brady
Bunch alliance, and if there really is a
Zapateran plot to get rid of Boston Rob.
Was Real Torture Trying to Be Nice to Them!"
– Reality News Online’s Exclusive Interview
with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Stephanie
Stephanie aligned herself with Russell early in
the game, but when the others in Zapatera
turned on him, that left her in a dangerous
position. Why didn’t she play nice with them
sooner? Did she try to get anybody else on
their side? What happened to the storm that
Stephanie promised was coming? And what is the
main point Stephanie definitely wants to get
across here about her tribe’s decisions?
Interview: Castoff from Episode 6 of Survivor
Listen to this audio interview to hear how
she chose her alliance, how she felt about her
edit, what she and Matt discussed at
Redemption Island and lots more!
with Survivor Krista: Aligning with Russell
'was my only choice'
seemed to have what it takes to go deep in the
game, but faced an uphill battle at Zapatera.
After forming a spiritual bond with Matt prior
to the duel, she was indeed sent home...but not
before giving up her luxury item - a Bible - to
Matt, much to the chagrin of Andrea who had
also formed a bond with Matt earlier in the
Krista: "I Don't Regret Going with
(TV Guide 3.24.11)
The 25-year-old pharmaceutical rep
also talked with TVGuide.com about her close
bond to Matt
Elrod (and the impending drama that came
with it), the real reason she thinks she was
voted out before Stephanie
[Valencia] and the tribe member she thinks
already blew their best shot at the grand
Redemption Island - Exclusive Interview with
Too Weak-Minded" – Reality News Online’s
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption
What did she and Stephanie do to try to stick
around after Russell was voted off? What did
she mean when she said the others on her tribe
weren’t playing strategically? And how did a
nice Christian girl like Krista end up in an
alliance with Survivor’s evil
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' Krista
Klumpp: Zapatera chose comfort over strategy
After a hot start, Zapatera's numbers are
dwindling on "Survivor:
Redemption Island." Krista Klumpp
she thinks it has a lot to do with throwing the
challenge and getting rid of Russell.
Can local environments survive the
(L.A. Times 3.22.11)
In Panama, international versions of the
show are accused of damaging sites during
filming. But the U.S. edition's cleanliness is
Tells All About Phillip and Boston Rob
Kell became the third Survivor to be sent home from Survivor
Redemption Island, but she called in to spend a few minutes
with Rob Cesternino and Nicole on Rob Has a Podcast.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 5 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear how this long time fan
got on the show, an assessment of her tribemates, how she took
revenge on Phillip and lots more!
Exclusive: Kristina Kell talks about 'Survivor: Redemption
Kristina talked to Reality TV World about her Survivor:
Redemption Island experience -- including what happened during
her Redemption Island duel, whether she really wanted
Mariano out of the game as badly as it appeared, and her
true opinion of ally and "former special agent"
'Survivor' Castaway Interview: Kristina Kell
After Federal Agent Phillip’s meltdown revealed Kristina
Kell’s plan to get rid of “Survivor” Hall of Famer Boston
Rob, the 46-year-old law student was never able to recover. She
was able to hang around for a few more Tribal Councils, but
couldn’t make inroads into Boston Rob’s solid alliance.
with Survivor Kristina: Russell's end 'kind of a cool thing to
It usually is an empty gesture, but to get voted out early on
Survivor often means you were a major oddball, or that you were
considered to be a strong competitor and player. Kristina
Kell, voted off this week from Survivor: Redemption Island, was
clearly the latter...A strong competitor who just happened to be
on the wrong side of Boston Rob's alliance.
Guy Is a Loony Tune Bag of Insanity" –
Reality News Online’s Exclusive Interview
with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Kristina
Kristina definitely tells it like it was and
doesn’t hold back her opinions of tribemates
Phillip, Rob, or the rest of the “harem.”
What would her preferred strategy have been?
Did the others ever really even give her a
chance? Why was she a target? Read on for all
of this and much more!
'Survivor: Redemption Island's' Kristina Kell: 'I
underestimated [Phillip's] lunacy'
Kristina Kell, battling exhaustion and
dehydration, could not best Matt Elrod at
"Redemption Island" and was sent
home. She tells Zap2it
about her experience and how disappointed she
was in her tribe.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 4 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this audio interview to hear his assessment of his
tribemates, how he chose his alliance, who he approached first,
why he got so emotional and lots more!
'Survivor' Castaway Interview: Russell Hantz
Russell never got a chance to get started in “Survivor:
Redemption Island.” All of the sock burning, trash talking, and
back stabbing he’d gotten away with in previous seasons finally
came back to haunt him.
threatens to Sue Tribemates and Calls Boston Rob a 'Survivor
In this exit Q&A, Russell talks about the tears
he shed, his threat to sue his tribemates, why Boston Rob is a
“Survivor whore”, and reports that he leaked information on
previous seasons. Duck for cover. Here comes Russell!
Hantz interview: 'This may have been my best season'
He's currently the most notorious Survivor player, maybe of all
time. But yesterday, it was the end of an era for Russell
Hantz. Last week he was voted off of his tribe for the
first time in 3 seasons, and this week he met his match at
Redemption Island, sending Russell packing.
Survivor's Russell Denies Leak Accusations: I Have
Too Much Respect for the Show
Russell talked with TVGuide.com about his teary send-off, why
he's still no fan "Boston
Rob" Mariano and why he felt like John
Gotti on the island. Plus: He discusses those
"completely false" reports that he leaked
Russell Hantz: No relationship with Boston Rob, still mad at
It finally happened. Russell Hantz was voted out of a
game of "Survivor" for the first time in three
seasons. He tells Zap2it
about his experience, Boston Rob and what is in store for him
Survivor: Redemption Island - Exclusive
Interview with Russell Hantz
Perhaps no Survivor player, in the history of the show,
has polarized viewers the way Russell Hantz has. Everyone has an
opinion on the way this three time Survivor contestant has
played the game. This season, on Survivor: Redemption Island, he
entered the game with a target on his back that he couldn't
shake. He was voted out of his tribe, where he lost to Matt in a
duel to stay in the game
Interview with Russell Hantz from Survivor: Redemption Island
Jeff Probst talks with Russell Hantz
live via skype moments after Russell finished watching his
final episode of Survivor: Redemption Island. Shot on an
iphone and unedited, this is a candid conversation about
Russell's experience on Survivor.
Can't Get to the End Every Time"– Reality News Online’s
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Redemption Island’s Russell
What was Russell thinking as he became emotional after losing
the Redemption Island duel? How did his game differ this time,
why he was targeted, and what does he think of several of the
other players (like Ralph, of course)? Russell talks about all
of this and much more, even responding to the allegations that
he was the information leak during his previous two seasons.
Orders Two More Seasons of Survivor
(CBS Press Release 3.9.11)
Jeff Probst Signs New Agreement to Return as Host/Executive
Producer for the 23rd and 24th seasons.
Redemption Island Contestants Reveal Their Most Embarrassing
The contestants fess up to their most embarrassing
Hogi Talks Survivor: Redemption Island
Rob and Nicole Cesternino are back with an interview with R.I.'s
first eliminated player. Francesca reveals her thoughts on
playing with Boston
Rob, Redemption Island and her new nickname for Phillip and
the other players.
Survivor: Redemption Island Castoff on Epic Tribal
Council: "I Definitely Went Out With a Bang"
While the focus of last night's Survivor episode
was a tribe's desperate attempt to send an enemy back to his troll
hole—or the purgatory of Redemption Island—another
contestant was sent home for good. She didn't even get to keep her buff as a souvenir.
Interview: Castoff from Episode 3 of Survivor Redemption Island
Listen to this interview to find out how she was cast, what
skill she practiced before the show, how she viewed her
"troublemaker" comment and lots more!
"I Don’t Have the Best Filter Sometimes" –
Reality News Online’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor:
Redemption Island’s Francesca
What does she think about whether or not Phillip actually is a
former federal agent? Just how bad was Redemption Island?
Francesca talks to us about all of this and much more!
'Survivor' postgame: Francesca excited
about being a spectator
(L.A. Times 3.3.11)
Francesca gives a rundown of her thoughts and emotions during
tribal council, and she said that, going in, she didn't think
that she'd be going home
interview with Francesca: 'It definitely couldn't have gone
Francesca found herself on the wrong end of the numbers, and
butting heads with Phillip, the supposed former federal agent
and current Survivor whack-job. After being sent out at
the 1st Tribal, she became the 1st player ever to go to
Redemption Island...and unfortunately the 1st person to lose a
Redemption Island duel.
Redemption Island's' Francesca Hogi: Phillip is not 'the most
Francesca Hogi has the distinction of being the first
person ever sent to Redemption Island on "Survivor,"
which she sees as a small consolation to being voted off first.
Survivor: Redemption Island - Exclusive
Interview with Francesca Hogi
When Boston Rob and Russell returned to play the game of Survivor,
not everyone was happy to see them. The Zapatera tribe
immediately targeted Russell, while Ometepe's Francesca called
them "troublemakers". She had hoped to work with Rob
but it wasn't in the cards.
contestant has ties to Lafayette
Matt Elrod, one of the new players on the
nationally-televised reality show this year, is the grandson of
Wyatt and Vermell Thomas of Day
NFLer Steve Wright Dishes About Survivor
Wright, who lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., shared his
thoughts on the competition, infamous fellow tribesman Russell
Hantz and whether he agreed with Jimmy Johnson's assessment
that competing on "Survivor" was tougher than
anything he encountered in football.
Seeks Immunity Through Social Media
(B2C Marketing 3.2.11)
After 22 seasons on the air you need to keep things fresh and
Survivor is no different. CBS had Survivor host Jeff
Probst participate in twitter discussion with his 52,000
followers and others watching during the premiere.
Stephen & Courtney on Boston Rob 4.0
Rob Cesternino and Nicole talk with Survivors Stephen
Tocantins) and Courtney
Yates (Survivor: China, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains).
What did Stephen and Courtney think about Boston
Rob’s decision to vote Matt
out instead of Phillip? How was Courtney’s experience
playing with Boston
Rob compared with the game he’s playing this
season? How much trouble is Russell in on his tribe and
will his feud with Ralph be his downfall?
Monica Resident Was 'Terrified' About 'Survivor:
(Santa Monica Patch 2.24.11)
Exercise fiend Sarita White says she
practiced some unorthodox routines in preparation for the
for Maine Survivor's chances
(Kennebec Journal 2.23.11)
One reason Ashley's head was never close to the chopping block
was her budding potential alliance with Boston Rob. The pair's
interactions rang surprisingly normal and fluid for a
first-time Mainer interacting with a veritable
Russell County's Ralph Kiser a
(Bristol Herald Courier 2.21.11)
Kiser, who lives with his girlfriend in Lebanon,
farms and works at a factory in Abingdon,
came through the Feb. 16 premiere episode in good shape,
leading his tribe in shelter construction and helping them to
victory in the season’s first immunity challenge.
On Rob, Russell and Redemption Island
Rob Cesternino and Nicole
Cesternino are back for another season of Survivor
podcasts and this time they’re talking with two-time winner
and Survivor Hall of Famer, Sandra
Diaz-Twine to hear her thoughts on Survivor: Redemption Island
and the return of Boston
Rob Mariano and Russell
Here's What Really Happened During That Epic Tribal Council
The premiere of “Redemption Island” and was amazed at how
those first few days’ worth of real-life Survivor
drama got squeezed into a one-hour episode. It’s a masterful
edit, but like all good television, a few things got cut. So
do you wanna know what you missed?
Celebrity Survivor Already In The Works?
A celebrity version of Survivor has been discussed
off and on almost since the reality hit first aired back in
the summer of 2000, but we may be closer to seeing it than
NYer Francesca Hogi faces worst fears, physical fatigue,
'Boston Rob' and Russell on 'Survivor'
(NY Daily News 2.16.11)
Going in, she was nervous about the physical aspects of the
game. "That turned out to be - not easy. That's not a
word I'd use to to describe anything on 'Survivor,' but I
adapted to that a lot easier than I thought I would."
Naval Academy Grad a Survivor
(Capital Gazette 2.15.11)
Mike Chiesl chose the Naval Academy for the same reason
he wanted to be on "Survivor" - he saw it as an
Survivor Q&A With Ralph Kiser
(Bristol Herald Courier 2.15.11)
Questions and answers with “Survivor: Redemption
Island" contestant Ralph Kiser
Probst Blog - Episode 1
5 days until premiere of Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor
Host Jeff Probst video blogs about the show. Jeff will
blog for each episode. They'll be personal and very candid
Countdown to 'Redemption Island':
Meet David Murphy
(L.A. Times 2.14.11)
In addition to a “fairly strict” diet and a private trainer,
Murphy read “The Art of War” and “How to Win Friends and
Influence People” for preparation before departing for the
shores of Nicaragua.
Redemption Island Boston Rob and Russell Joint Interview Part 1
The two former contestants both traveled separately to Nicaragua
for filming last August and were isolated and not told whom they
were playing against. EW staged what seemed like a one-on-one
interview with Rob and then had Russell show up and walk around
the corner. SURPRISE! But perhaps even more
surprising is the two enemies sitting side by side in our
exclusive joint interview and making noise about a possible …
Part 1 >> Part 2 >>
Location: Costa Paraiso, Nicaragua
Tribes: Ometepe (Orange Buffs), Zapatera (Purple Buffs),
Murlonio (Black Buffs - Merged Tribe)
Notable Events: Redemption Island Twist; Return of
former players Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz
Filming site is reported to be 45 minutes South of San Juan
Del Sur near Costa Paraiso, Ostional (cliff-surrounded,
forested setting makes for a rather private stretch of
beautiful oval-shaped coastline) and Pochote, very close
to the Costa Rica border. San Juan del Sur is the most
popular travel and vacation destination on Nicaragua's Pacific
The most famous beach south of San Juan del Sur is the La
Flor beach. This beach is a protected wildlife reserve
because of the vast arrival of Olive
Ridely turtles during massive arribadas that take place
every year between July and January.
|Costa Paraíso is located about 45 minutes
south (drive or boat ride) of San Juan del Sur, between the
two small fishing villages of Ostional and Pochote. Costa
Paraiso is just several miles from the Costa Rica border and
- dry tropical rainforest, white sand beaches, volcanic
- an agricultural region of Nicaragua where papayas, bananas,
sugar cane, rice, water melon and mangoes are cultivated