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Survivor: Philippines To Premiere On Tuesday Oct 16 On NINE

Survivor: Philippines has finally got an air date it will start on NINE on Tuesday, October 16, at 10.30pm.

No news on whether there will be double episodes to catch up with the screenings in the US.

This series, the 25th, the new castaways will be competing with three former contestants who are returning after being evacuated from previous series due to medical emergencies.

They are Michael Skupin (50) who suffered severe burns after passing out from smoke inhalation and falling into a fire during Survivor: The Australian Outback; Jonathan Penner (50) who was evacuated from Survivor: Micronesia with a knee infection at his second appearance in the series; and Russell Swan (45) who fainted several times due to dehydration during a challenge on Survivor: Samoa.

More information on the cast can bee seen in this previous blog post here.

Survivor Philippines to screen Tuesday nights from 16 October at 10.30pm.


1 A.P { 10.08.12 at 9:32 am }

Its about time they put it on although I don’t know why it can’t be on at 8.30pm. It would rate much better than some other shows, or it could be put on GO channel.
As usual, the fans don’t seem to matter, channel 9 don’t listen to us, how can we protest about it?
We also have to stay off line if we don’t want to know what happens along the way.

2 Carole { 10.08.12 at 9:32 am }

Glad ch 9 got it’s act together this time and didn’t wait till it had finished to air it. Try as I did to avoid spoilers, it’s a bit hard when you’re on twitter and I accidentally found out the winner.

3 chasing vegas { 10.08.12 at 10:27 am }

too late again Ch9! Already 3 episodes in. When are you gonna learn that Survivor fans won’t wait? Al least Ch7 try with TAR only 1 week behind.

4 Sioux Denim { 10.08.12 at 12:23 pm }


5 Mahlia { 10.08.12 at 12:26 pm }

That’s a YAY from me

6 JStar { 10.08.12 at 1:56 pm }

Yuck! Blah! Will avoid! 😛

7 Bilsey { 10.08.12 at 2:03 pm }

Wish they had brought back the whingy scheming game playing biatch from last season that got taken outta the game with his appendicitis… Can’t remember his name though…

8 A.P { 10.08.12 at 2:06 pm }

JSTAR, you surprise me, the biggest Survivor fan ever, why aren’t you going to watch it this time? I was looking forward to your recaps.
That was Colton last season Bilsey, he won’t be back, too controversial.

9 Sioux Denim { 10.08.12 at 2:18 pm }

Think he might be pullin ya leg A.P! No way JStar gonna miss this!

10 JStar { 10.08.12 at 2:44 pm }

Well Sioux Denim, I may be tempted to watch just to see the progress of new botox and cryogenic sleep regiment on Dimples’s face! I heard he has not aged since Season 5 (Snoozefest in Thailand where the softcore porn star won).

I noticed on the last post a couple of you asked about the last couple of recaps for Survivor 24: Why Men are Stupid? I actually did them but I believe they were lost in the Olympic mania that befell the world for three weeks. Who won? HAHA! No spoilers!

11 Reality Raver { 10.08.12 at 2:56 pm }

JStar – apologies – they must be in the mess that is my email inbox. I missed them or saw them then forgot to put them up. Are you willing to do recaps again?

12 JStar { 10.08.12 at 3:05 pm }

No sweat! Hey, we all got swept up in Gold, Gold, er…Silver, Bronze…PBs….in July. Yeah, looking forward to seeing how the Facts of Life play out on Survivor. No sweat with doing the recaps. :)

13 Bilsey { 10.08.12 at 3:41 pm }

Thanks A.P total mind blank! I definately agree, very controversial! Though it’s those type of personalities that make reality tv (of any format) interesting.. All these carbon copy cut outs annoy me! Doesn’t matter if its Survivor or BB or any other program.

As cringe worthy, un PC and vomit inducing some ‘characters’ are (your Coltons, your Alicias, your Michaels and your Benjamins) it entertains me much more than watching the pretty, young, dumb, boring Ava’s of this world!

Or maybe I just love me a little bit of drama and controversy!

14 A.P { 10.08.12 at 4:20 pm }

Bilsey, totally agree with your comments, I like a bit of controversy.
Whew! Thanks Sioux Denim, I can now breathe a big sigh of relief knowing that JStar is doing the recaps again.
JSTAR, thanks for letting us know you had done the final recaps of season 24, thought you had forgotten.
This time I will definitely not go on line for Survivor spoilers, its way better not to know. Still wish it was on at 8.30 though.

15 chasing vegas { 10.08.12 at 4:36 pm }

Don’t forget the Ponderosa clips that are posted on youtube as we get down the the jury being built, they are a fantastic insight into the game. It’s definitely a highlight when you get tribe members clashing after hearing ‘the tribe has spoken’, then having to face each other out of the game. Alicia & Kat nearly came to blows during one world’s Ponderosa….Classic

16 chasing vegas { 10.08.12 at 4:49 pm }

if you have Foxtel & are as big a fan of Survivor as I am, Nat Geo Adventure is currently showing double eps of past seasons on Sunday nights from 8.30pm. Season 1 just ended last week & Season 2 Survivor: Australian Outback, which I like to call the Jerry & Colby show just started last night. It’s been 12 years & 24 seasons (300+ eps), I haven’t missed one episode & probably watched each episode at least twice & am happy to go round again!

17 Carole { 10.10.12 at 7:37 pm }

Entertainment Weekly do a lot of recaps of US shows, like Survivor and Amazing Race and others. They make entertaining reading. Wish they would do another show here in Australia.

18 JStar { 10.17.12 at 2:55 pm }

To the night-owls who stay up to watch this show, the recaps are on the way. Have started it but realised quickly that the supersized 90 minute episode screened seemed to add more filler to my doctoral thesis-like recap. What I’ll probably end up doing is breaking it up to actually do a preview recap giving my thoughts and asking for all of the loyal viewers to look out for hints on how the season will go. Then I’ll do a normal recap. Both should be done in a couple of days. Cheers!

19 Reality Raver { 10.17.12 at 3:07 pm }


20 A.P { 10.17.12 at 3:25 pm }

Thanks JStar, can’t wait! Its good so far, didn’t want Zane to go so soon though!

21 JStar { 10.17.12 at 3:42 pm }

Thanks for that A.P! I didn’t get to the end of the episode just yet. However, it does lend credence to who I think may be one of the finalists at the end. The preview recap I’m actually polishing up asks for people to look out for major hints Mark Burnett loves to dish out during the first episode.

22 A.P { 10.17.12 at 6:05 pm }

Sorry if I spoilt it for you JStar, I thought once it had been shown on tv it was fair game to talk about it.
Its a pain having to sit up so late, channel 9 never listen to the fans do they? I thought I would seeing as how it was the first exciting episode.!
It was unusual that they had three teams this time, not sure yet if its a good thing or a bad thing.
You are probably too young to remember that Lisa woman when she was in Facts of Life but I do, and she sure has changed a lot! Seems nice though, early days yet.

23 Sioux Denim { 10.18.12 at 1:13 am }

Had a few msg’s on this link today but didnt read – just finished the episode now and YAHOO, am very happy my fave show back on…… as you know I am not a real fan of previous contestants coming back on and I still havent made up my mind about these 3 – although gotta say I did cry too when Jonathon had to leave with that infection – he looks like he needs to stay a few weeks on this series to lose that extra tyre he seems to have grown! – would really like though to see a ‘virgin’ group – this show really doesn’t need to revisit old players – after so long it still going strong.

mmmmm picking clues – no idea- you know JStar I have never been able to pick even one of them! And the people I generally pick to win are gone as soon as I mention their names!

Couple of people that did stand out tonight were:

RC – bloody over the top Wall St banker, trying too hard I think
Michelle – pretty blonde in losing team – reckon she is a player
Russell – goose – will he ever learn!
Sex Therapist – like her style
Lisa – sorry AP I dont remember that show – hope she pulls it together, seems nice person – sob back story
Jeff – like him, loved how that girl picked his baseball story and kept it to herself, I would blab and stuff it up!
Skupohoff – or whatever his name is – accident prone!!! How many times did he injure himself this episode??

Sad to see Zane go early, what a goose too – thinking he was making the bigs plays on Day 3 – gotta love his enthusiasm!

Look forward to your recap JStar as usual – make sure you mention those Mark Burnett tips so I dont miss them!

24 Beau { 10.18.12 at 10:02 am }

This season of Survivor is going to be great now I have discovered this site. Bring it on!

25 A.P { 10.18.12 at 10:08 am }

Beau, make sure you read JStar ‘s recaps, they are very funny, click on Survivor at the left of this page in the list of tv shows to see previous comments.
My comment to you on BB didn’t go through so regarding my daughter, she does love Michael believe it or not!!!!. She thinks him, Ben and Stacey are funny, don’t know where I went wrong LOL!

26 Beau { 10.18.12 at 4:17 pm }

Thanks A.P. for your help. Shall be sure to catch JStar’s recaps.
Sorry to hear about your daughter. Sometimes no matter what we say to them they always go against us, little buggars. Maybe if you started liking Michael she would go off him, just a thought, you know what these kids are like.

27 Janenowdaisy { 11.10.12 at 12:11 am }

I know that the Coltons bring the drama and get us worked up so they have their place in reality shows, but we sure don’t want them to win!!!! He was one of the worst villains. I wonder how he’d go in a show down with Ben Norris or Michael. Eat them alive I think.

28 Gabby { 11.10.12 at 9:18 am }

You said it Daisy, would love to see Ben cop some of his own medicine back, he would be in tears. No doubt about it, he is definitely one that can give it but cannot take it. Has to be the one doing the backstabbing. Still me makes me angry that he won. Cannot bring myself to read any articles about him. The sooner he disappears into oblivion the better.