'VH1 Goes Inside: Survivor' to air in week before 'Survivor:Pearl Islands' debut
By Wade Paulsen, 09/12/2003
If you can't wait until the premiere of CBS's Survivor: Pearl Islandson Thursday, Sept. 18, VH1 has a solution for you. An episode of VH1 Goes Inside focused on Survivor will air beginning Saturday, Sept. 13 and will be repeated periodically until Thursday, Sept. 18.
The episode celebrates the most memorable moments and personalities that tried to "outwit, outplay and outlast" for a million bucks on national television. The show features (i) unforgettable clips, (ii) interviews with the contestants, creators, writers, producers and other celebrities about their personal experiences and memories, and (iii) revealing insider stories.
Why VH1? Maybe because Viacom owns both VH1 and CBS. We congratulate Les Moonves on this example of corporate synergy.
Among the castaways interviewed on VH1 Goes Inside: Survivor are the following:
Pulau Tiga (Season 1)
The Australian Outback (Season 2)
Africa (Season 3)
Marquesas (Season 4)
Rob “The General” Decanio
Thailand (Season 5)
Shii Ann Huang
Amazon (Season 6)
Three of these people - Ethan Zohn, Brian Heidik and Jenna Morasca - were the "ultimate survivor" -- and Survivor fans won't have to wrack their brains to remember any of them, as the earliest one voted off was "Dirty Kimmi" Kappenberg in the fifth episode of The Australian Outback.
Airdates and show times (all times Eastern Daylight Time) for the 60-minute episode are as follows:
Sept. 13: 1PM, 5PM, 10PM.
Sept. 14: 11AM, 3PM, 9PM, 11PM.
Sept. 15: 5PM, 11PM.
Sept. 16: 12:30PM, 6PM.
Sept. 17: 4PM, 10PM.
Sept. 18: 7PM.
A sneak preview video of Rob Casternino discussing bathing suits (which may have some unexpected consequences in the Amazon River) can be found on the episode's home page.