Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Statuses Set Early on New 'Survivor'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Statuses Set Early on New 'Survivor'

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This week, we learned from "Survivor" (CBS, Wednesdays) that the real world is just like high school.

In the first days in the Caramoan Islands for "Fans vs. Favorites," a quartet of good-looking young fans gathered in the surf to marvel at how cool they are.

Student Hope Driskill, fireman/EMT Eddie Fox, bartender Allie Pohevitz and real estate agent Reynold Toepfer declared themselves at the top of the food chain.

"Me and Hope are the two best-looking people here. And I'm not just saying that," Mr. Fox said. "That's just the way it is."

Not content with the status quo, the other women in the Fans tribe -- including Hopewell native Laura Alexander -- devised their own alliance strategy. The Fans stunned the Favorites in a come- from-behind victory in the immunity challenge. So there was no tribal council for the newbies.

Ms. Alexander wasn't featured prominently in the Season 26 opener, but as fans of "Survivor" surely know, it's always good to fly under the radar at first.

In an unfortunate coincidence, it was announced Wednesday that "Survivor" host and producer Jeff Probst's daytime talk show was canceled after airing for only a few months.

"I'm super-bummed but extremely proud," he said. "The truth is, all shows come to an end. Ours just ended a decade sooner than we had hoped."

Heads-up on 'Face Off'

It's becoming clear to the rest of the "Face Off" contestants (Syfy, Tuesdays) that working with Anthony Kosar of Victoria, Texas, is like having the prom king ask you to dance.

Mr. Kosar, 26, has won four challenges in five episodes of this new season. So it's understandable that Pittsburgh's Autumn Cook was thrilled to be his teammate this week.

In a nod/promotion to guest judge Bryan Singer's upcoming film, "Jack the Giant Slayer," teams of two had to create a giant creature sporting a minimum of two heads.

"Two heads are better than one" ... get it? Sigh.

Anyway, Ms. Cook and Mr. Kosar created a three-headed beast that might have won in any other week. …

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