Aubrey Bracco in "Survivor: Edge of Extinction."

TV/comedy briefs: ‘Survivor: Edge of Extinction’ episode 3 recap, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ coming to Atlanta, Pete Davidson at Center Stage 3/14

Originally posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

It sure makes it easy for Atlanta educator Ron Clark to last at this stage of the game “Survivor: Edge of Extinction” when his team Kama keeps winning immunity challenges.

In episode three, Manu lost three challenges in a row and as a result, has lost three of its nine team members already. This time, the team went for a clean blindside on strong challenge player Chris Underwood, who was expecting wily returnee Kelley Wentworth to go home. 

The poor guy kept pushing Wardog to get rid of Kelley, playing emissary for fellow returnee David Wright and Wardog ended up targeting him as a result. Kelley still has no idea David wants her out. 

In the meantime, Wendy Diaz was hobbled during the reward challenge and decided to protest killing chickens they won. Oddly, she is not a vegetarian like previous players who were chicken fans like Tai Trang

Instead, she just decided seeing her food being killed wasn’t to her liking. She’d prefer to eat her chicken fingers at home in willful ignorance. She asked Rick Devens, the Macon newscaster, if he’d be her accomplice to free the chickens. He said no way. So she stole the flint to keep them from cooking a chicken and for some reason, nobody figure it out fully.  If they knew, she probably would have gone home for sure.

Oddly, Wendy is playing such a strange game strategically, she somehow pushed the target off herself. It seems arse-backwards but it makes sense in “Survivor” at this stage. 

Blindsided Chris naturally decided to join Reem and Keith on Edge of Extinction island for a chance to return. 

Meanwhile, we finally learn the alliances forming on Manu. Returnees Aubry Bracco - who cries after finding her first immunity idol ever in her third trip on “Survivor - and Joe Anglim are on the outs, along with Aurora McCreary, the only newbie who has embraced them. The other six - including Ron Clark - remain tight. 

But next week, the remaining 17 get split into three teams so all bets are off then!


INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pete Davidson poses in the press room during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Pete Davidson, the young “Saturday Night Live” comic who started in 2014 at age 20, is coming to Center Stage a week from Thursday, March 14, 2019 to do stand-up. Tickets went on sale Wednesday, March 6. 

He is known for having briefly dated Ariana Grande last year and having a bipolar condition. 

Tickets are $38.50 each and can be purchased via Ticketmaster here

<<RELATED: GQ profile of Davidson in 2018


Photo: Rodney Ho/Radio and TV Talk

NBC is returning to Atlanta for a second time for the regional trials of “American Ninja Warrior” season 11.

The last time the show came here was in 2016 at Turner Field in its final season as the Braves stadium. This time, it’s coming to the Home Depot backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium March 24 and 25.  Shooting starts at 8 p.m. each night and will go late into the evening. 

Free tickets to watch the preliminaries will be released around March 17 but you can sign up now and place yourself on the waiting list and see if you get lucky enough to snag them. 

>>RELATED: My visit to the “American Ninja Warrior” set in 2016 at Turner Field

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.