By Whitney Pastorek
Updated September 14, 2006 at 12:00 PM EDT

Tonight marks the premiere of Survivor: Cook Islands, or: The Most Racist TV Show Of All Time! Nah, it’s not really, but if you listened to the press you might think it was. I mean, how dare Mark Burnett & Co 1) point out that we are all of different races and ethnicity and then 2) pit those races and ethnicities against one another?? That in no way represents the “real world.” Ahem. But then host Jeff Probst just got himself in more hot water by referring to white folk as “mutts” and admitting to never really thinking about the differences between the people we call “Asians” before, and now everyone’s all a-flutter about what the 13th season of Survivor will bring. Will it open our eyes to our differences, or bring civilization as we know it to its knees?

Will you be watching? (Be sure to check back tomorrow to read Dalton’s TV Watch too.)