Reality check as Survivor speeds past Amazing Race
Aussie reality fans used to get fresh Amazing Race and wonder where Survivor was. Now it's the reverse.
A rather curious situation has emerged for Australian fans of reality television.
Instead of enjoying fastracked episodes of The Amazing Race and lamenting an absent Survivor from our screens ….now the situation has reversed.
Tonight Nine’s episode of Survivor: Heroes v Villains is the latest episode, which aired late last week in the US.
Meanwhile Seven shows no signs of airing the new episodes of The Amazing Race, which is now seven episodes old in its latest cycle in the US.
Normally it was Seven who has been relatively prompt with the fast turnaround of episodes, including airing double episodes to catch-up.
Now Seven’s Thursday line-up features its new football shows, plus Cougar Town, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy and at 9:30pm reruns of Thank God You’re Here. Why it didn’t air TAR at its traditional 9:30 slot is a tad perplexing.
TV Tonight hears it could still be two months away.
However after Easter another show will move into the 9:30pm slot, and it could well be FlashForward. If it doesn’t fire, expect Phil Keoghan to step in with his race mat.
Meanwhile Survivor is proving an entertaining ride with Russell and Boston Rob out to thwart each other and big boy James surviving last week’s vote despite his obvious wounds.