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Rob Cesternino

Reality Show Analyst, Two-Time 'Survivor' Contestant, Blogger at

Rob Cesternino covers strategy based reality TV shows as the host of "Rob Has a Podcast". Rob has won the award for Best Entertainment Podcast of 2012 at the People's Choice Podcast Awards. Rob is a reality TV veteran, serving two tours of duty on "Survivor" and was named by Jeff Probst as "the smartest player to never win the game". In 2012, Rob was also inducted in to the "Survivor" Hall of Fame. Rob's podcasts and reality TV blogs can be found at his site,

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'Big Brother Canada' Week 7 Recap: Yet Another Twist

For the umpteenth time this season, Big Brother Canada introduced a new twist in to the game this week. After this next twist on Big Brother Canada, in all likelihood, the power will not have shifted nearly as much as our attention.
04/12/2013 10:20 EDT

'Big Brother Canada' Week 6 Recap: A House Divided

It's certainly been a tumultuous couple of weeks in the inaugural Big Brother Canada season. One by one, all of the pairs in the house have been targeted and broken up with two notable exceptions: Emmett and Jillian and Alec and Peter.
04/05/2013 10:06 EDT

'Big Brother Canada' Week 5 Recap: Hoping For Heartbreak

The first month of Big Brother Canada has been every bit as good as its American counterpart ... that is, up until this week. Don't get me wrong, there were a couple of high points, but when I'm watching three hours of any given television show, I expect something to actually happen.
03/29/2013 10:38 EDT

'Big Brother Canada' Week 4 Recap: After a Double Eviction, Now What?

Like the majestic oceans around the world, there is an ebb and flow that occurs in a typical season of Big Brother. Each season, it usually doesn't take long for the house to split into two separate factions with a few stragglers floating along in the middle. However, this first season of Big Brother Canada is one of the rare instances where things broke a bit differently.
03/22/2013 08:41 EDT

'Big Brother Canada' Week 3 Recap: Shift Happens

Three weeks into an exceptional maiden season, the powers that be behind Big Brother Canada decided to fix something that wasn't broken. Instead of a normal live eviction, Big Brother introduced a "Power Shift" to the audience, which allowed Canada to vote to take somebody off the block.
03/15/2013 09:49 EDT

'Big Brother Canada' Recap: Why The 'Quattro' Foursome Could Be In Trouble

After two weeks of Big Brother Canada we're starting to see a much clearer picture of what the rest of the season is going to look like. In addition to discovering that Canadians have a national preoccupation with protein powder and glitter, I'm learning that there seems to be a great deal of societal pressure to be part of a couple as soon as humanly possible.
03/08/2013 10:42 EST