Thursday, February 1, 2007

Class Warfare Provides Rich Viewing For New ‘Survivor’ Season

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Last season, Survivor pitted various racial groups against each other. Now, producers see rich opportunities turning the two tribes into “haves” and “have-nots.”

That’s the word from series host Jeff Probst, who says one tribe gets a comfortable shelter with all sorts of amenities, while the other gets a machete and a pot, and water that needs to be boiled.

Probst says he was surprised at how easily the tribe with all the goodies “felt a sense of entitlement” to their good fortune, and how the other tribe had to resort to licking leaves for drops of water.

Plus, he adds, “At one point, a tribe member finds a pineapple and everyone else reacts with the same glee that tribes in past seasons had when they finally had fire.”

Survivor: Fiji debuts next Thursday (Feb. 8), and Probst admits the class warfare angle may offend some people, he points out, “On Survivor, it always feels unfair the first time.”

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