The idea of a Survivor TV show spin-off has been floating around the CBS series for years. Host Jeff Probst was all in for a Celebrity Survivor TV series. While on location in Fiji, Entertainment Weekly asked Probst for an update.
EW reports: “‘I don’t think it’s dead’, says Probst, ‘even though I’ve said it’s dead because Mark Burnett has told me it’s dead. I think the only way Celebrity Survivor works is if for some reason there was an event and you had momentum for the country – a benefit or something where enough celebrities said, ‘All right, I’ll give you six days.’ And we’ll do six episodes. We’ll vote someone out every night. I think we could do that’.”
Here is more from EW:
Of course, as with any Survivor season, casting is key. Could Probst convince enough of his famous friends to go rough it on an island without their usual perks and privilege? “I think we could get some cool people,” says Probst. “But they would have to have a reason to leave their life behind and take a week off from work. Guys like Jimmy Fallon – he is a fan. He’ll send me emails and say, ‘Oh my God, that was a great episode.’ But Jimmy Fallon hosts a gigantic show. There’s no way he’s leaving for six days if he has six days off. But maybe one day. And we’ve worked on a format that we could do that would be super fast. You could still have an hour to check in with your manager if you need to, but we’ll still kick your ass.”
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