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.
CBS has announced the official Survivor Caramoan cast for the first 2013 season and just as the spoilers suggested, we already knew the returning cast of “Favorites.” Those returning Survivor castaways will make up the Bikal tribe while the new castaways will form Gota as they face off for the million-dollar prize in Season 26.
The full cast and bio details are broken out below but first we have the official Survivor 2013 Caramoan cast introduction video that will give you all the soundbites you need to find out which players they want you to love and which ones you’ll love to hate.
Survivor Caramoan – Gota Tribe – Fans
Survivor Caramoan arrives in February 2013 and just like past seasons we already know lots of details of what to expect and who to expect thanks to early Survivor Caramoan spoilers. Last week we shared the list of “Favorites” returning to the Philippines setting for Survivor Season 26 and now we’ve got the official preview from CBS and some thoughts from Jeff Probst.
Watch the Survivor 2013 Caramoan preview:
Survivor 2012 might be in the history books and Malcolm might not have won, but the last thing we wanted to do was slight the 4th-place finisher by overlooking his exit interview.
After Malcom was cut loose by Survivor 2012 winner Denise, Lisa and Skupin, he joined the jury and stopped for his exit interview to discuss his time on Survivor and what he learned about himself and his fellow castaways.
He also echoed what most of us were thinking and that was that Malcolm played the best game and made the bold moves that made the final four what it was.
“I think I was playing the best game,” Malcolm said. “I think I had this thing in the bag. It stings. It’s a game. Well done, guys.”
He doesn’t hold any hard feelings, though, he says.
“I hope that I’m mature enough to understand that and separate the personal disappointment and the bitterness I feel from actually being able to look at them,” he said. “They definitely hitched a ride though.”
Find out what else Malcolm had to say in his exit interview after the jump.
Malcolm fans who are bummed that he didn’t win Survivor 2012 might get another chance to see him in the winner’s seat. According to our Survivor 2013 spoilers, Malcolm will be returning to the game along with other familiar faces!
Lisa Whelchel might not have won Survivor Philippines but she’s about to walk away from the experience with more than just the $100,000 “fan favorite” prize money. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whelchel has revealed she’ll be guest co-hosting “The Jeff Probst Show”:
The great part is that it hasn’t really ended and the dream has not stopped because I got to play Survivor and now I’m actually going to be doing some co-hosting on Jeff’s talk show for the next couple of weeks. So the prizes just keep coming.
We’re going to try out a little co-hosting and see how that works so I’m gong to try a handful of shows with him this week that will air in January. We really did have some good back and forth at Tribal Council. It felt right, and it was fun and easy and hopefully we can bring that to his talk show too.
According to Jeff Probst in an interview with Larry King, the show’s ratings are not doing well which is likely driving their interest in trying something new, like bringing on Lisa Whelchel.
Will you tune in to watch Whelchel guest co-host with Jeff Probst?