Ahead of the network’s announcement, talked with Rukeyser about the show's offscreen drama, season two criticisms and what’s in store for season three.Having been with the show from the start, how does it feel to step into this new position?And to do so in a way that is still this incredibly entertaining story with so much humor and all these twist and turns and exciting “oh my god” moments. But I had been really intimately involved with writing the show from the beginning. During our chat, the four-time castaway talked about his biggest regret, Debbie's advantage play at Tribal, and whether he misses his long, luscious curls.
But some shows out there have done an exceptional job at being just plain awful.
A vast majority of the time, the issue lies in the very core concept of the show, proliferating out into a terrible run that eventually leads to an unceremonious cancellation. CBS’s The Briefcase came under fire from the moment it hit the airwaves, and for good reason.
The basic concept is simple: A family in need is given a briefcase containing 1,000, and are given the choice to either keep it, or give it to another family in equal need.
First of all, did you have any idea that Debbie had a secret advantage to play at Tribal?
Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth: No, I didn't see that coming at all. It could have potentially been the only opportunity to get me out of the game. It's unfortunate that that's how it went; it's just kind of bad luck, when it comes down to it, the way that it shook out.