Every season, someone emerges as a Survivor fan favorite.
Back in 2000, people actually wrote songs about Survivor’s first sweetheart, the quirky and cute Colleen Haskell. Haskell parlayed that fame into a leading role in a Rob Schneider movie before vanishing from public life. (Speaking of Colleen, does anyone know where she is these days? Asking for a friend.)
We’ve seen other favorites come and go: Rupert, Russell, Cirie, Joe. CBS knows how to promote these fan favorites – casting them on subsequent seasons, booking them on soap operas and even having them compete on The Price Is Right.
But this is a first.
This season, many of the 11 million viewers of Survivor: Kaoh Rong have become obsessed with Mark. Yes, Mark. The tribe’s chicken. He has his own fan-made Twitter profile and Facebook pages.
Never one to miss a good thing, CBS has recut their iconic title sequence to include him.
That’s not to say that the rest of the cast is weak. This season of Survivor has delivered all sorts of jaw-dropping moments. (Seriously, the show has been on a roll since Survivor: Philippines in 2012.)
But If we’re being perfectly honest, we’re a bit worried about Mark’s future. After Scot Pollard’s blindside last week, Jason Kyle is out for revenge. We’re afraid he’ll take it out on Mark.
Will Mark survive this week? Survivor: Kaoh Rong airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on CBS.