Wednesday on TV: One Utahn out, one Utahn in trouble on 'Survivor'
The twist on this season of Survivor (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) - returning players in one tribe; their loved ones in another - has turned out to be better TV than I expected. It's actually been very entertaining.
Which is not to say that I'm entirely happy with the way this is going. Utahn Rachel Foulger was voted out of her tribe two episodes ago; she was eliminated from the game when she finished third (of three) in the Exile Island challenge.
Also last week, Utahn Tyson Apostol (Foulger's boyfriend) was injured in a challenge. We don't know how severe the injury is, but it's certainly cause for concern.<
And, according to CBS, here's what we have to look forward to this week:
For the first time ever, a Redemption Island battle pits husband against wife. In another series first, a castaway refuses to accept an immunity clue and a shocking blindside at tribal sends another castaway home.
Elsewhere on TV ...
Baseball playoffs (6 p.m., TBS): Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
The Middle (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Sue gets a job at the mall.
Revolution (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Rachel tries to rescue Miles.
The X Factor (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The Four Chair Challenge continues.
Arrow (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Felicity and Diggle head to Lian Yu to look for Oliver. (Season premiere)
Back In the Game (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Terry tries to find her father a girlfriend.
Criminal Minds (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A sniper hits Dallas on the anniversary of the JFK assassination.
Modern Family (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Cameron's sister comes for a visit.
Law & Order: SVU (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Internal Affairs investigates the 12th Precinct.
Nova (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): How to prepare for a megastorm.