In past seasons of Survivor, the original tribes have been divided in all sorts of kooky ways to keep things interesting: by age, by sex… Okay, I think that’s it actually, but now rumor has it that the tribes on the upcoming season will be divided by race: whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. I guess there will be no Arabs, Indians, or other races.
I will be absolutely shocked if this turns out to be true, but it is a sure way to guarantee that people will at least watch the first few episodes of the show. I was a huge Survivor fan until this past season, which bored me to tears. Maybe race-baiting is the answer to make it compelling again. I miss the Fantasy League.