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TV Stars Superstar Showdown
Superstar
Caption The Best of the Best
Season 8
Filming Location Miami, Florida
Season Run Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 8:30 PM to 2:45 AM
Contestants 12
Winner Louisa Rose Allen
Runner(s)-up Joan Callamezzo
Series Chronology
Previous Season TV Stars Los Angeles
Next Season TV Stars Around the World
Links
Episodes: Episode Summaries
Rankings: Character Rankings
Transcript: Transcript
Alliances: Big Hero 4

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TV Stars - Superstar Showdown is the eighth season of the TV Stars saga. It featured 12 returning celebrity players, referred to as Superstars, vying for a million dollars and their own TV show. The spectacular cast battled it out with plenty of ties and straw draw votes that ended with Louisa Rose Allen triumphing over Joan Callamezzo by an extremely close 4-3 vote.

Table of Contents:

Twists
Season Summary
Reviews
Celebrities
Game History
Voting History
Game Awards
Highlights
Trivia

Twists

  • Superstars - Every competitor in this season returns from a previous season of TV Stars to compete again for the million dollar prize and their own television show - or in the case for the former winners, a second television show.
  • As Seen On TV Auction - A new VIP competition was introduced this season in which Superstars had to purchase letter tiles to spell out the word "VIP", while also bidding on twist items seen in previous seasons of TV Stars. The items, aside from letter tiles, were:
    • Puzzle Box - Owned by Attention Whore in Broadway, BrICE purchased it and inflicted it on Tyna Wesson, but she solved the puzzle and received her ability to vote back.
    • Banana Suit - Owned by Sheldon J Plankton in Las Vegas, Dan Foley purchased it and inflicted it upon BrICE, forcing him to dance whenever music sounded. He ultimately received two penalty votes for not dancing.
    • Safe - A trap item seen in TV Stars Los Angeles, Tyna Wesson purchased the item with all of her cash when the twist on the item was that it was to be purchased for the House, with a key going up for auction later. The key was purchased by Honey Lemon, and she received two extra votes which she gave to Dan Foley and Catbug
    • Extra Vote - Seen in many previous seasons of TV Stars, Reed Kelly purchased it.
    • RSVP - Seen in Hawaii, Rachel Reilly purchased it and received the ability to make herself immune any time before votes were cast. She ultimately used it on Joan Callamezzo
  • House Pet -- This season, Booka Bear returned as a pet and remained in the game up until the jury stage of the game, when Fanatic was eliminated. He went off to marry her post-game.

Season Summary


Each of the twelve former Celebrities, now referred to as Superstars, returned to the show in Game of Joans. In an opening VIP competition, Tyna found herself the victor and the first VIP of the season. This created an early target on her back, as seen by Rachel and Honey, and the two girls created an alliance with Tila despite Rachel and Tila having a major argument earlier in the week.

Rachel was declared the MVP, and the others in the game sought to weaken Rachel by eliminating her ally, Tila. At cancellation, Tila was eliminated with five votes against her.

In the second episode, The Producers of This Show Are a Bunch of Fatists!, Rachel got into a fight with Nan about her status in the game. In response to this, Nan looked to the spirits of the world to give her guidance in the game.

Joan won the VIP challenge, and Louisa was declared the MVP of the week. She was given two boxes to hand out, and chose to give them to Dan and Honey. Dan was granted immunity, and Honey had her ability to vote removed.

Rachel and Nan continued to argue before elimination, leading to Nan being unanimously voted out.

During the third episode, In The Spirit of the Olympics, Let the Games Begin!, many competitors looked at Tyna as a major threat. However, the vote for the week against Tyna changed when Fanatic began to insult her, calling her an "old hag". Tyna won the VIP competition as well, leading to the others in the game to look to Fanatic for the boot. Catbug was later voted as the MVP for the week.

Fanatic later proposed to Booka Bear, and he accepted. Before elimination, Rachel's alliance sought to eliminate Joan for being a threat and to weaken Tyna, but Joan's alliance sought to eliminate Fanatic. The vote tied 4-4-1, with one against BrICE, but in the re-vote, Dan sided with Joan, and Fanatic was eliminated. Fanatic was voted out at the end of the week, and she became married to Booka before leaving the competition.

In the fourth episode of the season, Slit Throats and Take People Out, Reed expressed disgust at losing one of his allies (Fanatic) in the previous round.

A new competition ensued called the "As Seen On TV Auction". Various advantages were purchased, including extra votes given to Reed, Dan, and Catbug, and an RSVP given to Rachel. Rachel also managed to secure VIP status for the week from the auction.

Dan was chosen as the MVP of the week, and the alliances met to discuss taking out Tyna to weaken her duo with Joan. They agreed to take her out, but things became complicated as a punishment from the auction inflicted on BrICE caused him to receive three penalty votes. At elimination, the vote tied between Tyna and BrICE, but ultimately, Tyna was voted out after the penalty votes did not carry over to the tie.

In episode five, #HUGESMILES, alliances began to target players because of their advantages in the game. After losing her ally, Louisa cried over Tyna, but managed to win the VIP competition. Now, at the bottom of the game, she was safe. Joan won the MVP vote of the week, securing her alliance with Louisa for one more week.

At elimination, Rachel was seen as a threat because of her RSVP, but an alliance made by Honey dictated that they should split votes between Rachel and Reed just in case Rachel used her RSVP. What they did not understand, however, was that the RSVP was only usable before votes were cast. At elimination, because some of her allies did not understand which direction to split the vote in, Reed was blindsided.

In the next episode, She's Nothing But a Rat in a House Full of Snakes, Rachel continued her controversial gameplay by making an alliance with Joan and Louisa to flip the game.

After BrICE was made the VIP, and Rachel declared the MVP, Rachel used her RSVP on Joan to save her from elimination. She then proceeded to get into a major fight with Honey, arguing that she was a floater and that she would not win the game.

The vote tied and later deadlocked after both sides of the game refused to flip to take someone out. Honey and Louisa were the deadlocked players, and Honey drew the short straw, eliminating her from the game.

In episode seven, This Game Has Been a Rollercoaster, the family visit competition ensued, and each player received a visit from someone back at home. After a long trivia competition, Joan managed to secure VIP status and keep herself immune while being able to vote at elimination.

Dan was voted as the MVP for the week, and the alliances met to discuss the vote. Because Joan kept herself able to vote, they voted out BrICE, and Catbug, Dan, and BrICE voted for Louisa. The vote deadlocked once again, causing BrICE and Louisa to go to straws.

Louisa survived again, and BrICE was eliminated from the competition.

In the finale, I've Been OUTWITTED, OUTPLAYED, and OUTLASTED, the competition heated up as Louisa won VIP and Joan was crowned the MVP. This left Rachel on the outside of her alliance with Joan and Louisa, which led to yet another tie vote between herself and Dan from the opposing alliance.

This vote deadlocked, and Rachel drew the short straw and was eliminated from the game in the third draw in a row.

The final four, Louisa, Joan, Dan, and Catbug, competed in the next VIP competition as the MVP vote ended with the final five. Joan won the competition, and Louisa and Catbug voted out Dan because he was outside of their alliance.

In the final three trivia competition, Joan fought hard and won herself a spot in the final two. Because Catbug was a threat to win by many jurors, Joan voted him out and took Louisa to the finals.

However, the jury respected Louisa's social game more than Joan, and she won the competition with four votes to Joan's three.

Reviews


"TV Stars: Superstar Showdown was an intense, realistic roleplaying experience that encouraged great gameplay and characterization at the same time. It was also fun, hip, and funky fresh." -- Jaxswim, host of Jaxvivor


"TV Stars: Superstar Showdown truly was... a showdown! Everyone brought out their big guns and best jokes this season, which made it one of the best roleplay experiences for me. Not only did characters and the game evolve, but as did the series as a whole." -- Ashley Hikari, a person

Celebrities

El Hombre Gordo's House
Contestant Jury Phase VIP Wins MVP Wins Finish Votes Against Jury Vote
TilaSSFace Tila Tequila
EnTrey
Los Angeles
0 0 1st Cancelled
Week 1
5
NanSSFace Nan The Witch
KvngDragon
Tokyo
0 0 2nd Cancelled
Week 2
8
FanaticSSFace Fanatic
Ben109
Las Vegas
0 0 3rd Cancelled
Week 3
10
TynaSSFace Tyna Wesson
Owenandheatherfan
Las Vegas
Celebrity Jury 2 0 4th Cancelled
Week 4
10 Joan
ReedSSFace Reed Kelly
Nduke
Hawaii
0 0 5th Cancelled
Week 5
5 Louisa
HoneySSFace Honey Lemon
Ashley Hikari
Las Vegas
0 0 6th Cancelled
Week 6
5 Joan
BrICESSFace BrICE
Thebiggesttdifan
Los Angeles
1 0 7th Cancelled
Week 7
12 Louisa
RachelSSFace Rachel Reilly
Reddude
Tokyo
1 2 8th Cancelled
Week 8
6 Louisa
DanSSFace Dan Foley
BrunoSomebody
Paris
0 2 9th Cancelled
Week 9
12 Joan
CatbugSSFace Catbug
JERealize
Broadway
0 1 10th Cancelled
Week 10
1 Louisa
JoanSSFace Joan Callamezzo
Cokeman11
Hawaii
4 1 Runner Up
Week 11
7
LouisaSSFace Louisa Rose Allen
Jaxswim
Hollywood
2 1 Winner
Week 11
11


Game History

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Jury Vote
VIP Tyna Joan Tyna Rachel Louisa BrICE Joan Louisa Joan Joan
MVP Rachel Louisa Catbug Dan Joan Rachel Dan Joan
Baited Dan
Honey
Louisa RENEW MVP RENEW RENEW VIP BUBBLE BUBBLE VIP BUBBLE BUBBLE WIN
Joan RENEW VIP BUBBLE RENEW MVP RSVP VIP MVP VIP VIP R/U
Catbug RENEW RENEW MVP RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW CANCEL Louisa
Dan BUBBLE RENEW RENEW MVP BUBBLE RENEW MVP BUBBLE CANCEL Joan
Rachel MVP BUBBLE RENEW VIP BUBBLE MVP RENEW CANCEL Louisa
BrICE RENEW RENEW RENEW BUBBLE RENEW VIP CANCEL Louisa
Honey RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW CANCEL Joan
Reed RENEW RENEW RENEW RENEW CANCEL Louisa
Tyna VIP RENEW VIP CANCEL Joan
Fanatic BUBBLE RENEW CANCEL
Nan RENEW CANCEL
Tila CANCEL
Cancelled Tila Nan Fanatic Tyna Reed Honey BrICE Rachel Dan Catbug

Voting History

Celebrity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jury Votes
Louisa Tila Nan Fanatic Fanatic BrICE BrICE VIP Honey N/A IN BrICE N/A IN VIP Dan N/A
Joan Fanatic VIP Fanatic N/A BrICE Tyna Reed Honey Honey - BrICE BrICE - Rachel Rachel - VIP Catbug
Catbug Dan Nan Fanatic Fanatic Tyna Tyna Reed,Reed Louisa Louisa - Louisa Louisa - Dan Dan - Dan N/A Louisa
Dan Tila Nan BrICE Fanatic Tyna Tyna Rachel,Rachel Louisa Louisa - Louisa Louisa - Rachel N/A IN Louisa Joan
Rachel Dan Nan Joan Joan VIP Dan Honey Honey - BrICE BrICE - Dan N/A OUT Louisa
BrICE Fanatic Nan Fanatic Joan Tyna N/A Reed VIP Louisa N/A OUT Louisa
Honey Dan - Joan Fanatic Tyna Tyna Reed Louisa N/A OUT Joan
Reed Tila Nan Joan Joan Tyna Tyna Dan,Dan Louisa
Tyna VIP Nan VIP BrICE N/A Joan
Fanatic Tila Nan Joan N/A
Nan Tila Rachel
Tila Dan
PENALTY BrICEx2

Game Awards


Award Winner Award Name Reasoning
LouisaSSFace Hero of the Season Louisa played a very heroic game in order to get herself to the end, and she succeeded. She overcame the other villainous players in the game and survived two straw draws to get herself to the finale.
CatbugSSFace Dumbest Move Catbug flipped on his alliances to better himself in the game, but ultimately ended up losing in the end because his choice of a final three with Joan and Louisa ended with him being cast aside because of their tight bond.
JoanSSFace Best Strategic Player The extent of Joan's strategy extended throughout every player in the game and even outside of the game, as for example, the actor behind her apologized to the actor behind Rachel Reilly for upsetting him, and thus Rachel played her RSVP on Joan. Joan played an excellent strategic game and got herself to the end by winning immunities and playing excellently.
RachelSSFace Villain of the Season Upon revision of the transcript, it is clear that Rachel was the true villain of the season. She spent the first portion of the game simply yelling at people until she got her way, and changed the game by playing her RSVP on Joan to force the vote onto Honey for betraying her friendship. Overall, Rachel was responsible or at least partially responsible for the vote-outs of Nan, Tyna, Honey, and BrICE. Her extremely over-the-top and villainous personality makes her the main antagonist of the show.
ReedSSFace Unluckiest Player Due to a misconception about the RSVP, Reed was voted out in a split vote between himself, Rachel, and Dan.
JoanSSFace Player of the Season Joan competed the hardest out of anyone else and got herself to the end after an intense VIP streak and immunity run with the RSVP and MVP.
JoanSSFace Best Physical Player Once again, Joan won the most VIPs out of anyone else, and thus the award goes to her.
DanSSFace Fan Favorite Dan was, once again, the favorite of America because of how funny he was.
HoneySSFace Rising Star Honey played a surprisingly villainous game compared to how she was in Las Vegas. She competed in various alliances and, despite forming an alliance with the three members from Las Vegas, targetted her allies. She would have likely stayed in the game for a far longer time, and possibly even would have won had she not lost to Louisa in the straw draw. She is given the Rising Star award, a new award unique to returning player seasons, because of the major gain in popularity and favor from America and her peers alike in how she played the game.

Highlights

  • Catbug's cute demeanor that got him to 3rd place.
  • Honey Lemon transitioning from a hero to a villain in Fanatic's elimination.
  • Reed's shocking blindside that shocked everyone, including those that voted against him, that came because of a misunderstanding of the power of the RSVP.
  • The three deadlock votes that occured back to back that eliminated Honey, BrICE, and Rachel.
  • Rachel fighting with Joan for most of the game but playing the RSVP on her after receiving an apology.
  • Louisa not knowing anyone in the game, effectively making it an all-new cast for her. This also made viewers see her akin to Kelly Wiglesworth of Survivor.
  • Louisa winning the season despite not knowing anyone in it and being clueless on previous relationships (and the actors behind the characters)
  • Reed saying to Tyna in her elimination, "I know you saved me. Sadly, I couldn't do the same :["

Trivia

  • This is the first season of TV Stars where no new actors or actresses appeared.
  • This is the first season of TV Stars to feature Celebrities, now referred to as Superstars, that competed on a previous season.
  • Each Superstar either rose or fell in placement, as no Superstar received the same placement as their previous game.
  • As of this season, Joan Callamezzo has the record for most weeks spent in the TV Stars House at 22 Weeks (154 days, an equivalent of 5 months plus a few days).
    • She also holds the record for most competitions won out of any competitor in the series at 9 VIPs and 5 MVPs.
  • As of this season, Fanatic has the record for the most votes received in a career in TV Stars at 25.
  • Each previous season of TV Stars had at least one representative in the competition.
  • This is the 4th season of TV Stars to not feature a quitter.
  • Louisa Rose Allen had the largest growth from her previous season at a rise of 3 positions, while Tyna Wesson had the largest decline from her previous season at a drop of 8 positions.
  • Multiple players in the game were taken out by the same people that eliminated them in their previous seasons.
  • Louisa Rose Allen is the first player in the history of TV Stars to throw a VIP challenge solely because she needed to be able to vote in an elimination to save her alliance.
  • As of this season, Dan Foley is the only player to ever survive a straw-drawing tie breaker and not win the game.
  • This is the only season so far to have more than one straw-draw tie breaker. It also has the record for most straw draws, at three.
  • Episode titles this season were said by:
  • Dan Foley named the House this season "El Hombre Gordo's House".
  • A variety of other contestants were selected to be on the season, but were ultimately did not make the final cut. They are:
  • Tila Tequila and BrICE are, so far, the only players to play back-to-back seasons.
    • Tila Tequila had spent her previous 35 days, the equivalent of a month and a few days, on TV Stars.
    • BrICE had spent his previous 126 days, the equivalent of 4 months and a few days, on TV Stars.
  • An official edgic has been made for this season and can be accessed here.

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