<p>Drew Christy of &quot;Survivor&quot;</p>

Drew Christy of "Survivor"

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Interview: Drew Christy talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur'

Latest bootee isn't all that illuminating on his swift fall from grace

In his online "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" bio, Drew Christy says of his Personal Claim To Fame: " I seem to pull off the unthinkable with ease. People will ask me... How did you do that?"

On Wednesday night's "Survivor," Drew absolutely pulled off the unthinkable. In 44 minutes of television, Drew went from a position of power in a tribe that couldn't lose, a tribe on which the women were on a minority and couldn't create any sort of meaningful alliance to having his torch snuffed. Along the way, he decided to throw a challenge, but didn't tell anybody, led a campaign to vote out Kelley, but couldn't get a single person to join him, and managed to mobilize the tribe's women so that, amidst the chaos Drew created, they were able to vote him out in an impressive blindside.

Drew pulled off the unthinkable and I was, indeed, eager to ask the 25-year-old traveling sales rep how he did it. 

Unfortunately, I was out of town this week and had to conduct my "Survivor" exit interview with Drew via email through the show's team. The email option is one I'm tremendously grateful to have when, every season or two, I just can't do my normal phone interview. But doing interviews in this way makes it impossible to ask follow-up questions or to reask questions when queries come up that the subject would prefer not to answer.

In the case of my Drew interview, I probably would have wanted follow-ups to nearly every question and I would have wanted second shots at the five or six questions that didn't get answered at all. It's too bad, because Drew says in one of the responses that he didn't think the edit was a good representation of his time out there, but several questions that would have let him go into depth on his own interpretations went unanswered.

Don't expect illumination here...

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<p>Hook and Emma are going on a date on &quot;Once Upon a Time&quot;</p>

Hook and Emma are going on a date on "Once Upon a Time"

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Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue tease 'Once Upon a Time' Emma-Hook date

Why is it important that both characters changed clothes?

VANCOUVER, BC. It seems like so long ago, but "Once Upon a Time" actually began with Jennifer Swan's Emma Swan on a date.

Romantically it wasn't a successful liaison, but it established Emma's skip-tracer as a non-nonsense woman with no time for fairy tales. Eventually, she made time.

Another Emma Swan date last season, with Chris Gorham's yet-to-monkey-out Walsh, was used to show audiences how memory-free Emma was adapting to single life in New York City. 

This Sunday (October 19), Emma is back on the prowl, but as you can see from the picture accompanying this story, fans are going to see a much different side of Emma's romantic life. 

After several seasons of flirting and wooing and resisting and that awkward thing where Emma lost her powers by performing mouth-to-mouth on him, plus a big kiss and then more flirting and wooing, Emmy and reformed pirating bad-boy Hook are going out on a date. 

And no, they're not going to Granny's.

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<p>&quot;Blue Bloods&quot;</p>

"Blue Bloods"

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TV Ratings: 'Amazing Race' rises, 'Cristela' dips and CBS, ABC split Friday

As usual, 'Blue Bloods' and 'Shark Tank' lead the way

Fast National ratings for friday, October 17, 2014.

Although "Cristela" was down in its second airing, the freshman comedy still played its part in helping ABC narrowly win Friday night among young viewers. The margin-of-victory there was small because "The Amazing Race" delivered season highs for CBS, helping the network rule overall.

Otherwise, it was business-as-usual on Friday, "Shark Tank" delivering primetime's best key demo number, "Blue Bloods" leading overall and "Utopia" coming in a low.

Let's get to the numbers...

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<p>Kym and Alli on Sunday&#39;s &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Kym and Alli on Sunday's "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Thinly Sliced Anchovies'

Attention-to-detail proves important in Copenhagen

Oh, come on. 

I'm doing a slew of set visits in Vancouver and I started watching "The Amazing Race" after midnight and within 20 minutes, it was clear that nobody was going home on Friday's (October 17) episode.

Nope. You can't make your entire episode into an semi-altruistic showcase, essentially a joint commercial for Ford hybrids and Danish eco-consciousness and then send somebody home. Nope, this was an episode about good feelings for both a country trying to do well by Mother Earth and a company paying "The Amazing Race" to talk about its automotive advancements. 

But then, to make matters worse, it became clear based on the editing -- and based on a week of very spoilery editing -- that this was the week that Jim's hubris would finally catch up with previously formidable Team Dentist. Actually, it had always been Jim's hubris that ran the risk of cursing the Dentists, but Misti got in on the action when she got to the Detour and talked about how their job was about attention to detail. I guess it's true that dentists are, by their professional nature, very invested in detail. The Dentists then proceeded to blunder every imaginable detail across three different tasks. 

But the Dentists have the all-powerful Save, so they were never going to go home no matter how badly they self-immolated -- between this and "Survivor," this was very much a week for CBS reality self-immolation -- so it was this was an episode that felt like a Non-Elimination episode and was going to be a Non-Elimination Leg regardless if Jim & Misti finished last.

So which was it? 

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<p>The last play of Thursday&#39;s Jets-Patriots game</p>

The last play of Thursday's Jets-Patriots game

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TV Ratings: Jets-Patriots football leads CBS Thursday as 'Murder' dips

'Vampire Diaries' and 'Reign' are both up for The CW

Fast National ratings for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

A consistently tight Thursday Night Football game between the Jets and Patriots didn't give CBS a bit ratings boost, but the coverage was in line with last week and led the network to primetime wins in all measures.

Thursday's ratings sported only minor variations, so it's better not to over-invest in thought, which would be the kind of thing ABC might say after a semi-steep Week 4 decline for "How To Get Away With Murder," which may or may not have been the victim of the closeness of the CBS football game.

Things continued to be discouraging for FOX's "Gracepoint," which dropped even as "Bones" was up a little. 

NBC's "Bad Judge" continued to hold its advantage over lead-out "A to Z," though "A to Z" held its place at The Mulaney lead, week-to-week.

And over on The CW, both "The Vampire Diaries" and "Reign" were up and I've been told preemptions were negligible, so good luck making sense of anything.

On to the numbers...

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<p>It&#39;s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown</p>

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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TV Ratings: 'Great Pumpkin' helps ABC split Wednesday with CBS

'Black-ish' viewing continues to fluctuate

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

CBS and ABC tied in the Wednesday ratings among young adults — CBS with its usual lineup, ABC swapping in animated holiday specials for its 8'clock sitcoms — though CBS handily won the night overall among total viewers.

For the night, CBS averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, and 9.29 million viewers overall, while ABC did a 2.1 with 6.51 million viewers. NBC was third (1.5, 7.5 million), followed by FOX (1.1, 3.39 million) and the CW (0.6, 1.94 million).

8 p.m. -- "Survivor" (2.3, 9.32 million viewers) won the hour for CBS, with "Toy Story of TERROR!" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" combining to be down slightly (2.0, 6.28 million) from "The Middle" and "The Goldbergs." "The Mysteries of Laura" was third for NBC (1.3, 8.52 million), followed by "Hell's Kitchen" on FOX (1.2, 3.66 million) and "Arrow" on the CW (0.8, 2.25 million).

9 p.m. -- ABC won the hour thanks to "Modern Family" (3.3, 9.46 million) and "Black-ish" (2.5, 6.92 million), which was down from last week but steady from the week before. CBS was second with "Criminal Minds" (2.4, 10.75 million), followed by "Law & Order: SVU" on NBC (1.7, 7.27 million), "Red Band Society" on FOX (0.9, 3.11 million), and a "The Flash" repeat on the CW (0.5, 1.63 million), that roughly equaled the debut audience for "Jane the Virgin" two nights earlier.

10 p.m. -- "Stalker" put CBS back in first place (1.7, 7.8 million), ahead of "Chicago PD" on NBC (1.6, 6.71 million) and "Nashville" on ABC (1.3, 5.08 million).

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.

<p>Michael Pe&ntilde;a of &quot;Gracepoint&quot;</p>

Michael Peña of "Gracepoint"

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Interview: Michael Peña on 'Gracepoint,' 'CHiPs,' 'Ant-Man' and more

One Q&A and one video interview and there's a lot he can't say

VICTORIA, BC and LOS ANGELES, CA. It's a double-dose of interviews with Michael Peña about his new FOX drama "Gracepoint."

Back in May, I sat down with Peña on the Vancouver Island set of the "Broadchurch" remake. 

At the time, the versatile actor, whose credits range from "End of Watch" to "Eastbound & Down" to the upcoming "Fury," didn't know the answer to the big mystery of "Gracepoint," specifically who killed his character's young son. 

By the time we talked on video in Los Angeles in August, Peña was a little bit more guarded about the show's mysteries, though he was much more willing to discuss his potential upcoming movie version of "CHiPs," which may or may not happen.

But it's nice to have both interviews available. In the print interview from the set, Peña discusses what attracted him to this particular television and his personal approach to the character, as a father himself. He also talks about how he imprinted parts of himself on Mark Solano.

And above, he talks about the things he can't say about the different tones of his various projects and a couple upcoming movie roles.

Check out the video above and the Q&A below.

"Gracepoint" airs its third episode on Thursday (October 16) night at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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<p>Wednesday&#39;s &quot;Survivor&quot;</p>

Wednesday's "Survivor"

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Recap: 'Survivor: San Juan Del Sur' - 'We're a Hot Mess'

Drew decides to take control. Is this a good idea?

Pre-credit sequence. When we left things, Coyopa had just weakened a weak tribe by booting the otherwise unappealing John Rocker. "We weren't winning anyways, so..." Alec says. "Kudos to the team," says Baylor, who thinks they'll be better with John Rocker's attitude removed. Dale admits that he let his social game slide and suspects he's toast if they lose again. Dale had a social game at some point?

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<p>Grant Gustin of &quot;The Flash&quot;</p>

Grant Gustin of "The Flash"

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TV Ratings: 'Flash' zips past ABC, FOX as 'Marry Me' helps normal Tuesday split

NBC tops the key demo while 'NCIS' leads CBS overall

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

The second week of "The Flash" kept The CW in third place for Tuesday in the key demo as the impressively steady "NCIS: New Orleans" helped CBS win the night overall and the "Voice"-boosted "Marry Me" premiere contributed to NBC's win among young viewers.

The drop for "The Flash" was easily within expectations and still led into another strong showing for "Supernatural."

ABC got most of Tuesday's negative news with the flattish "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as the night's lone bright spot. "Selfie" was down to The Mulaney Line (a 1.0 in the key demo), "Manhattan Love Story" remained below The Line and dipper in viewers and "Forever" continued its steady slip.

FOX's comedies were also in a low place, as repeats in the 8 p.m. hour put the network itself below The Mulaney Line for Tuesday.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

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TV Ratings: NBC wins Monday, 'Jane the Virgin' debuts well for CW

No big drops, with 'Scorpion' and 'Gotham' stabilizing

Fast National ratings for Monday, October 13, 2014.

Monday night's 49ers-Rams game aired on one CBS affiliate and one CW affiliate, which may skew the final ratings a bit, but in preliminary numbers, the CW's "Jane the Virgin" had a promising debut, "Scorpion" stabilized after last week's big drop, "Big Bang Theory" was the night's most-watched show, and NBC won the night on the strength of "The Voice" and "The Blacklist."

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