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'Survivor's Spencer Bledsoe Says The Show Needs To Be 'Radically Re-Invented'

Former Survivor contestant Spencer Bledsoe is speaking out about the show he was on for two seasons and ripping how it seems like it’s the same thing over and over again.

Spencer competed on two seasons of the show – Cagayan and Cambodia – and when speaking with Entertainment Weekly, shared that he truly thinks the show needs to be radically re-invented.

Survivor needs to be radically re-invented,” he said. “It can be so much more than the hodge-podge of advantages that it devolved into during seasons 34-39…”

Spencer continued, adding some ideas he has to give the show a fresh life: “To overcome this long dark age, though, it’s going to take a lot: I’m talking about taking all advantages out, taking all manufactured drama and twist-y-ness out, and refocusing on characters, personalities and journeys.”

“I’m talking about a season where there is no voting for the first few weeks, or where tribes have to actually create their own structures and/or mechanisms for voting, elect leaders and form worlds.”

He went on, “The ‘game’ of it isn’t very interesting anymore. It is counting. Counting on steroids, but nonetheless, counting. I’m tired of non-stop counting with the only reprieve from counting being moments like Cirie being eliminated by too many advantages to… count…the strategy of Survivor… gets old.”

Find out when Survivor could potentially return to filming here…

'Survivor' Production Halted on Season 41; 'Amazing Race' Takes Over Time Slot on Fall Schedule

Survivor has been delayed again due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Variety reports that the season 41 premiere of the mega-popular reality competition series will be delayed and production has been halted on the show.

Survivor‘s producers are currently working with officials in Fiji, where the show films, on when production can safely start up again as “health and safety matters the top priority for everyone involved.”

Survivor will be replaced on the Fall 2020-2021 schedule at CBS on The Amazing Race, which has a full season ready to air. Filming on that program was finished before the pandemic hit many shows and stopped their production. It was originally postponed for a later date.

The Amazing Race will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on the network.

Survivor was first delayed in March.

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Black 'Survivor' Alums Call Out The Show For Racial Stereotypes

Ramona Gray Amaro is opening up about the treatment of Black contestants on Survivor.

During an interview with NPR, Ramona and other Black contestants spoke about their experiences on the show and she specifically remembered how she was the first Black woman on the competition series.

“We can’t swim…we butt heads, we’re athletic, but maybe not smart and strategic,” she recalled of the stereotypes the Black contestants were labeled as. “I’m just saying, ‘Do right by us.”

Ramona also recalled that as she was labeled as lazy on the show, when in reality she was very dehydrated.

“I became the lazy person, which is the furthest thing from the truth,” she says. “That really upset me, and it took me a long time to get over it. …To realize, we signed our life away. They can do whatever they want to do.”

Ramona, along with many other Black contestants have advocated for the show to put changes in place.

Their requests include to hire more people of color both in front of and behind the scenes, enforce a zero tolerance policy for racist acts, and avoid creating storylines for non-white contestants that play to racial stereotypes, among others.

Earlier this month, another reality series was called out by one of their own for not representing Black people.

'Survivor: Winners at War' Champion Reveals What He Plans To Do With $2 Million Prize

Tony Vlachos is opening up about his plans for the two million dollar prize he just won as the champion of Survivor: Winners at War.

Speaking with ET, Tony opened up about how the pandemic has altered what his plans once were.

“It opened up my eyes to see how [important] financial security it is,” Tony shared. “Anything can happen. Right now we’re going through people losing their jobs.

He explains that the first “million that I won with Survivor, I invested in a lot of properties… the best thing to do is to pay off those mortgages and be secure.”

Now, he and his wife will be planning what do with what remains of the winnings after that.

One thing is for certain though: “I promised my kids if I won I would get them go-karts, little ones with gas in them. They’re so excited about that. One pink one, one blue one.”

“Me and my wife, we’re good,” Tony added. “We’re just going to relax and watch our kids live their life to the fullest.”

If you missed it, see what went down during the finale before Tony won the title.

Who Won 'Survivor' 2020? 'Winners at War' Champ Revealed!

SPOILER ALERT – This post contains spoilers from the Survivor finale, so beware of reading further!

The season finale of Survivor: Winners at War just aired and the winner of the show’s 40th season has been revealed!

Heading into the episode, there were five contestants remaining on the island and the 14 contestants who were on the Edge of Extinction all competed against each other to win a spot back in the game.

Throughout the episode, there were some twists and turns and it led to the final three contestants and the jury decided who won the game.

Wondering what’s going to happen with season 41? Here’s an update amid the pandemic.

Click inside to find out who won the season… More Here! »

'Survivor' Season 41 Production Delayed Due To Coronavirus

The 41st season of Survivor has been delayed due to Coronavirus concerns.

“Due to concerns and uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19 globally, CBS and the producers of Survivor have taken the precautionary measure to delay production on the 41st season, which was set to begin filming later this month in Fiji,” a CBS spokesperson told Variety. “Pending worldwide events, the plan is to return to production on May 19th. The health and safety of the castaways and production members is our top priority.”

EW obtained a letter that Jeff Probst sent to the crew announcing the news.

Click inside to read the letter that was sent…More Here! »

Survivor's Michele Fitzgerald Dated a Fellow Contestant!

Survivor‘s Michele Fitzgerald has revealed that she dated a fellow contestant!

Ahead of the tribe swap on next week’s episode, a new preview shows Michele sharing that her ex-boyfriend is on her new tribe.

The ex’s identity was not given in the preview for the Survivor: Winners at War episode, but fans have figured it out.

As it’s not one of the men on Michele’s original tribe, and Tyson Apostol was just voted off, this leaves only four men: Tony Vlachos, Nick Wilson, Yul Kwon, and Wendell Holland. Tony and Yul are both married, and Nick has been dating Grisel Vilchez – so this can only leave Wendell.

Michele Fitzgerald won Survivor during season 32 in 2016, and Wendell Holland won during season 36 in 2018.

Tune in on March 11 to see what goes down!

ICYMI, two Survivor contestants from season 39 are now dating.