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Wednesday on TV: "Survivor" contestants may be the dumbest bunch ever

Published May 2, 2012 10:32 am

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Survivor: One World (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) may go down in "Survivor" lore as the season with the most dumb people.

And that's not even counting Kat Edorsson, who thought she was going to catch appendicitis and was looking for a way to protect herself.

Week after week, contestants have a chance to change the game up and extend their stay. Week after week, they don't do it.

The guys voted against other guys - starting with Utahn Jonas Otsuji - completely oblivious to the fact they were digging a hole they could never climb out of. Now there are women doing exactly the same thing.

It's aggravating beyond belief.

Let's put it this way - there seems to be no chance that anyone from the remaining cast will be hosting a series on PBS, the way "Survivor: Cook Islands" winner Yul Kwon is. (You can catch him at 9 p.m. on Ch. 7 hosting "America Revealed.")

According to CBS, in this week's episode "walls come down when the Tikiano tribe shares an emotional moment with their loved ones, and one castaway's decision creates animosity amongst wounded tribe members."

It's just gotten very unpleasant.

Elsewhere on TV ...

NBA playoffs (5 p.m., ROOT and TNT): Game 2 - Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs

The Middle (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as Sue's guidance counselor.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Back-to-back episodes of this senior citizen version of "Candid Camera."

American Idol (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remaining contestants perform.

Suburgatory (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): George introduces his girlfriend to his daughter.

Best Friends Forever (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): When Lennon's former dance partner visits, Joe questions his true intentions.

Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A serial killer is executed, but a copycat killer strikes.

Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Phil buys a car without telling Claire; Jay is looking forward to his high school reunion.

Rock Center with Brian Williams (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Details about the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Chloe makes June feel way more confident - and then regrets it.

CSI (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A bomb kills an off-road race truck driver during a race.

Revenge (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The press gets more hostile as Daniel's release date approaches.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A teenage girl disappears.

America Revealed (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look at changes in American manufacturing.

Hot In Cleveland(11 p.m.,TV Land): The women have to pull their friend together.

Happily Divorced (11:30 p.m., TV Land): Fran makes everyone relive Peter's coming out.