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Jeff Probst Explains “Collars” Origin On Survivor 2015

| February 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT

Where did the Survivor 2015 theme of Collars originate for Worlds Apart? Host Jeff Probst came up with it after weeks of studying the castaways.

Jeff Probst talks Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart

Jeff Probst talks Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart – Source: CBS/YouTube

Jeff explains how production works to retrofit a theme to the castaways rather than picking an approach and finding the right players. In the past it was a casting director who set things up, but this year it was all Mr. Probst himself.

After looking at the cards all spread out over his table he realized that there weren’t just two tribes. There were three. From there the Survivor 2015 theme came together and we now have Worlds Apart.

Jeff wasn’t sure how everyone would take their label, but the response was positive from all groups and we’ll see that on Wednesday’s season premiere. The real mystery is if they live up to their assigned personas.

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CBS Offering Two Week All Access Promo Code To Celebrate Survivor 30 Premiere

| February 23, 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT
Survivor seasons on CBS All Access

Survivor seasons on CBS All Access – Source: CBS

To celebrate the premiere of Survivor 30 this week, CBS is offering up a double Free Trial of its new All Access online video library service. New sign-ups will snag a 2-week trial with free access to every episode of Survivor evah, but hurry, it expires on Thursday!

I’ve been enjoying going back through old seasons of Survivor and Big Brother since CBS launched All Access late last year, and it’s great to hear the new episodes will be added in there as well. Very interesting to watch the first season again and see how far things have come, and really how much has stayed the same since Survivor began all those years ago.

Every Episode. Every Season. Every Survivor. Only CBS All Access. Special offer: FREE 2 Week trial w/code SURVIVORFAN2 (exp 2/26)!

If you want to check out All Access you can do it for free and the normal 1-week trial has been bumped up to two weeks which is a nice freebie. After the trial ends it’ll run $5.99/month which isn’t bad, but if you decide it’s not your thing that’s why it’s a trial.

To get the 2-week trial be sure to use All Access promo code SURVIVORFAN2 when going through the sign-up process or else you’ll just get the standard 1-week deal.

Given the chance to go back and watch any past Survivor season for free, which one would you pick and why? Share your thoughts!


Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart Premieres This Wednesday

| February 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT

This week on CBS the Survivor 2015 premiere arrives Wednesday night at 8PM ET/PT for a 90-minute season debut when the 18 new castaways arrive for Worlds Apart and the chance at the million dollar prize.

Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart flag

Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart flag – Source: CBS

Kicking off the season this Wednesday we’ll meet all the new players of the Survivor 2015 cast before the action gets rolling and according to CBS the wait won’t be long:

Minutes into the game, castaways are forced to choose between honesty or deception, and one castaway becomes ill after trying to satisfy his need for protein.

Well isn’t that really always part of the Survivor season start? Which castaways will be honest and which will try to hide their true colors? Must be something much more forced on a deliberate choice by the players. Jeff might have something up his rolled sleeves for this premiere. Could the players be force to self-identify to form the tribes?

Now as for that ill castaway, could we get an early departure from the game? I hope not since I’d rather not see the tempo thrown off before we even hit our first Tribal Council!

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Survivor 2015: Jeff Probst Reviews No Collar Tribe ‘Nargarote’

| February 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM EDT

Survivor 2015 host Jeff Probst wraps up his review of the Worlds Apart cast with a look at the “No Collar” tribe of Nargarote and its six castaways.

Survivor 2015 - No Collar Tribe on Worlds Apart

Survivor 2015 – No Collar Tribe on Worlds Apart – Source: CBS/YouTube

This group of free spirits looks well rounded and ready for the action, but only Jeff and the Survivor crew have seen them in action. So what does he think of their chances?

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Hali Ford – Jeff highlights that Hali is going to school to be a lawyer (wait, no-collar what?) but says she’s getting in to this for a different reason. Hali Ford explains that she wants to be a lawyer to help the poor and shake up the legal system. Jeff suggests this gives her the perfect “no collar” attitude for that tribe.

Will Sims II – “Will is a barrel of laughs,” says Probst. He loves Will Sims and thinks we will too for what he’ll add to the tribe and Survivor 2015.

Nina Poersch – “Nina is going to have a tough time,” admits Jeff, but it’s not because she’s older than the other castaways or because she’s deaf. Nina Poersch frequently mentioned her family back home to Jeff and he says if she hasn’t left her “old world back behind” then you’re in for some trouble.

Joe Anglim – Jeff thinks “everybody is going to like Joe” and he seems to lack a dark spot behind that sunny exterior. If Joe Anglim makes it to the individual immunity stage of Survivor 2015 then there’s a good chance he’ll run the show.

Jenn Brown – We could have a wolf in sheep’s clothing, thinks Jeff about Jenn. She’s silly and driven which could help keep this no-collar player off the downside when things get rough. Jenn Brown is looking forward to the challenge of starvation mixed with comps and seeing others forced to live with people they don’t like.

Vince Sly – This guy sells coconuts on the beach, but Jeff says he’s outsmarting the customer by marking them up ten times over. Jeff thinks this gives Vince Sly the sensibility of the white-collar with the work ethic of the blue-collar and no-collar enough to wear feathers in his hair.

Nargarote Tribe – “No Collar”:

  • Hali Ford – 25, San Francisco CA, Law Student
  • Jenn Brown – 22, Long Beach CA, Sailing Instructor
  • Joe Anglim – 25, Scottsdale AZ, Jewelry Designer
  • Nina Poersch – 51, Palmdale CA, Hearing Advocate
  • Vince Sly – 32, Santa Monica CA, Coconut Vendor
  • Will Sims II – 41, Sherman Oaks CA, YouTube Sensation

Survivor 2015 Worlds Apart starts on Wednesday, February 25th at 8PM ET/PT on CBS. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email for the latest Survivor results and news.


Survivor 2015: Jeff Probst Reviews Blue Collar Tribe – Escameca

| February 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT

Jeff Probst continues his review of the cast of Survivor 2015 with a look at the Escameca tribe, or “blue collar” as their team color reminds us.

Jeff Probst is excited about Survivor 2015 cast

Jeff Probst is excited about Survivor 2015 cast – Source: CBS/YouTube

Making up the tribe we have six members including Dan Foley, Kelly Remington, Lindsey Cascaddan, Mike Holloway, Rodney Lavoie Jr., and Sierra Thomas. Can their suggested rough and tumble background make them the perfect storm of threats in the Survivor Worlds Apart challenges?

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Mike Holloway – Jeff says he liked Mike the moment he met him. He’s from Texas, works in oil, and has earned what he’s gone. Jeff worries that Mike, a Survivor super fan, might play too hard too fast and suggests he has the potential to “be a slow burn.”

Sierra Thomas – Can Sierra blend in with the tribe? That’s Jeff’s question and he thinks if this tall, model-esque woman can pull that off “then she’s going to be in there awhile.”

Dan Foley – “I think Dan is going to have a hard time,” says Jeff. In part that goes to Dan Foley’s age and there’s not a thing he can do about that, admits Jeff. He likes to put on a show, but there’s concerns that this could wear out quickly.

Lindsey Cascaddan – “I love Lindsey. I love her story,” explains Probst. Jeff likes her overflowing body art and says it makes her even more attractive and shows off her self confidence. “Lindsey would be an amazing winner,” adds Jeff.

Rodney Lavoie Jr. – Rodney has a lot of hustler in him, but down to his core he’s a worker, according to Jeff. He’ll need to figure out “what parts of himself he needs to put in to the game” to be great Jeff suggests.

Kelly Remington – Jeff thinks her cop background could force Kelly to lie right off the bat to avoid the Tony stigma (and hey, the Derrick stigma from Big Brother). Jeff says Kelly is tough and should be a formidable challenger along with the rest of her tribe.

What do you think of the Blue Collar tribe on Survivor 2015? Think the Sole Survivor winner is in this mix of castaways? It all starts next week so get ready!

Escameca Tribe – “Blue Collar”:

  • Dan Foley – 47, Gorham ME, Postal Worker
  • Kelly Remington – 44, Grand Island NY, State Trooper
  • Lindsey Cascaddan – 24, College Park FL, Hairdresser
  • Mike Holloway – 38, North Richland Hills TX, Oil Driller
  • Rodney Lavoie Jr. – 24, Boston MA, General Contractor
  • Sierra Thomas – 27, Roy UT, Barrel Racer
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