Tonight on Survivor 2013 we’re about to get the Caramoan season started with the premiere episode of the new ‘Fans vs. Favorites.’ It’ll be a long 90-minute episode launching the pursuit of the next Sole Survivor. Will it be a returning, albeit questionable “favorite,” or a brand new “fan” castaway? Time to find out which side can make the first cut.
I’ll be live blogging tonight’s Survivor results of the premiere so stick close by and comment below throughout the show!
It doesn’t take long to hit the first challenge of the night. Minutes after arriving on the beach and getting their first look at their competition host Jeff Probst puts them to task. It’s a one-on-one challenge, well it’s one woman and one man from each team at a time, where the castaways have to retrieve a buoy and be the first to bring it back.
Round 1 goes to the Fans, but the Favorites make it up quick in round 2 as it turns in to a dogpile to the end. During round 3 Shamar gets noticed by Jeff when he yells for his teammate to “break her wrist” though he tries to back pedal and claim he meant “break her hold.” Favs get round 3 and round 4.
Round 5 could end the challenge and give Favs the reward of fire if they can keep their streak alive. In perhaps the most brutal and bottom baring round the Favs take it. The Fans are starting out the Caramoan season in the cold.
If you’re just getting to know the cast and their tribes then check our our gallery for the Survivor 2013 cast. As for the tribes, the Favs are “Bikal” and the Fans are “Gota.”
Survivor 2013 arrives tonight on CBS with the premiere of Caramoan featuring “Fans Vs. Favorites” and what would any season before without a continuous flow of Survivor spoilers? Of course these sneak peeks come from CBS themselves, but we’ll take it.
In the first week of Caramoan the castaways will compete in a competition called “It’s A Long Way To The Top.” They’ll have to run, in pairs, to the first, second, third, and fourth levels of a giant structure (geez, that must have taken forever to build!) where they’ll throw crates over the railing. The last pair on each team will race out, collect the bags from inside the destroyed crates, and then lob them in to six holes. First team to finish wins the race.
This competition will either be for immunity or luxury as there’s another water-based battle featured in the pictures released by CBS. I’m guessing it’s for immunity considering the complexity of the setup. What do you think?
The wait is over! Survivor 2013 Caramoan premieres tonight and we’re ready for a little Fans vs. Favorites for the 26th season of the CBS hit show!
So you might know who Cochran, Brandon and Malcolm are, but that about Eddie, Julia and Allie? You can meet those three and more by checking out our Survivor Caramoan cast guide.
The 20 castaways will be divided into two tribes of 10: “The Bikal Tribe,” the former players, and “The Gota Tribe,” comprised of Survivor super fans.
I’m always pretty irritated when I find out players are returning to any reality show, but it usually leads to a decent season. What do you think of it? Are you happy to see familiar faces again or would you rather have a fresh and new cast?
Be sure to check back later here for live coverage of tonight’s premiere of Survivor Caramoan and tomorrow for a full recap of the first episode. And as always, we’ll be here for all of your Survivor 2013 news, results and recaps throughout the week. And you can always join us on Facebook and Twitter to get those sent right to you.
We’ve just briefly met the first cast of Survivor 2013, but Jeff Probst has spent a lot of time with the Caramoan season castaways and is ready to spill it on who has what it takes and who could be a real liability in the Fans battle against the returning “Favorites.”
Survivor host Jeff breaks down each castaway’s strengths and potential flaws with assessments like calling out Eddie Fox for having the impromptu skills of firefighter to navigate a fast changing game, but also questions his ability to focus on the task at hand and not get caught up with the bikinis walking by. That segues over to Hope Driskill, a beauty queen, who could be one of those potential pitfalls for Eddie.
This should be an awesome game and we’re about to find out which Survivor Fans have what it takes when the season premieres on Wednesday night, February 13th on CBS. Watch the whole video below and see what else Jeff has to say.
Survivor 2013 debuts this week with a new season in Caramoan. Here’s everything you’ll need to know about Season 26 in one place to get caught up and ready for the premiere.
CBS has the Survivor premiere scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th at 8PM ET/PT with a 90-minute episode. We’ll get the usual kick-off episode where all the castaways arrive met each other, and then are shocked to discover they’ll be playing against ten
favorites former castaways.
First up are those returning players. We knew months ago who would be coming back to play Survivor again be thanks to the dedicated spoiler seekers out there and, sure enough, CBS confirmed those names last month with the official cast reveal.
As for the season itself, host Jeff Probst gave a lot of insight about the players and even the conditions they had to play in this time around. The short of it is that Jeff thought Survivor 2013 would be even better than last season which is awesome news and very encouraging.