Reality Check: Shorter 'Survivor' premiere

Fan Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, a Bartender currently living Fan Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, a Bartender currently living in Oceanside, N.Y., is set to compete in "Survivor: Caramoan Fans vs. Favorites" when the twenty-sixth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special two-hour edition, Wednesday, February 13 (8:00 10:00 PM ET/PT) on CBS. Photo Credit: CBS

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'SURVIVOR' MAKES A CUT. No, the 26th edition hasn't eliminated anyone yet -- it's simply had its Wednesday 8 p.m. premiere cut back from its originally announced two hours to 90 minutes, CBS said. Filling the space at 10:30 p.m. is a rerun of the Nov. 8 episode of "The Big Bang Theory." Oceanside's Allie Pohevitz is among the "Survivor" competitors this go-round.

 

CLUE MEETS AGATHA CHRISTIE. "CSI" creator Anthony E. Zuiker has begun production on a murder-mystery reality series, "Whodunnit?" set to air this summer on ABC, the network announced. Each week, one of 13 contestants living together on an estate will be eliminated as they use crime-scene investigation techniques to uncover who among them is the "killer."

 

PREMIERES. Aside from "Survivor," the big return this week is CBS' "The Amazing Race," with a 22nd edition starting Sunday at 8 p.m. In addition, Oxygen's modeling competition "The Face," featuring coaches Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. "Swamp People" season four begins Thursday night at 9 on History... and what Valentine's Day would be complete without History's new "Big Rig Bounty Hunters" at 10 p.m., in which truck hunters search for stolen rigs and cargo.

 

RECAPS. Five women were eliminated in two episodes of "The Bachelor": Jackie Parr, Robyn Howard, Selma Alameri, Daniella McBride and Sarah Herron... David Jones was removed from "The Biggest Loser"...  LizzieBinder was cut from "Top Chef Seattle"... "Project Runway" sent home Cindy Marlatt...  Alex McCoy is off "Face Off"... Myron Morgan aka Serena ChaCha hit the road on "RuPaul's Drag Race"... and "King of the Nerds" decreed farewell to Alana Smith-Brown.

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