I caught up with Jeff Probst on location on day three of shooting Survivor: Nicaragua (which premieres Wednesday at 8pm on CBS) and the host was not a happy camper. The first immunity challenge had not gone according to plan. The challenge department had spent countless hours prepping for it to be performed one way, but the contestants had outsmarted the production staff and gone their own route. Was it a bad omen, or a testament to what makes reality TV so compelling: the fact that you cannot control what happens once you say those three magical words, “Survivors, ready…GO!”? In the first two sections of our four-part chat (parts three and four will be upon Wednesday), Probst talks about what went wrong, why he’s so nervous coming off the greatness that was Heroes vs. Villains, why he was initially skeptical about revisiting the Old vs. Young twist again, and why the phrase Medallion of Power should only be repeated while doing your best Dokken impersonation. Check out the video player below for all the intel and some exclusive on location footage. And for more Survivor scoop all season long, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.
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Fact checkers: Every magazine has ‘em, and while Hollywood has mostly ignored the drama and glamor* of this very essential profession, all that is about to change. NBC is launching a spot-on new dot-com-only series, FCU: Fact Checkers Unit, that chronicles two dotty fact checkers at the fictional Dictum magazine as they go to great lengths to confirm the details of the publication’s stories. Today, you can exclusively watch the first episode of the new series here on EW.com, before its official premiere (alongside two additional episodes) on the show’s NBC.com homepage tomorrow.
The premiere, titled “Paranormal Factivity,” guest stars Luke Perry (at left, with Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca, aka the fact checkers, who created the show alongside Dan Beers) as himself. The series, indeed, is very guest-starry: Scrubs‘ Donald Faison and model Karolina Kurkova are in episodes 2 and 3, while Friday Night Light‘s Zach Gilford, Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder, rocker Dave Navarro, NCIS‘ Pauley Perrette, and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek are slated to pop up throughout the show’s eight-episode run. So there’s your glamor! Watch the funny—and fast!—first episode here:
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