Contestants on Survivor may get voted out of the game but CBS isn’t ready to vote the venerable reality series off the primetime schedule. The network has announced that they’re renewing Survivor for two more seasons.
Last March, CBS renewed the Mark Burnett-produced series for seasons 23 and 24, the two cycles for 2011-12. The 23rd season is currently averaging a 3.3 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic with 11.08 million viewers. It’s down by 12% year-to-year but is still the highest-rated reality series on the network. Cycle 24 will debut on Wednesday, February 15th.
Now, the Tiffany network has renewed Survivor for two more rounds which will keep the show on the air through the 2012-13 season. There’s no word yet as to where the upcoming competitions will be held.
Jeff Probst, who’s scheduled to launch a daytime talk show in Fall of 2012, will be back as both the host and as an executive producer. CBS and CBS TV Distribution, which will produce the talk show, have made scheduling arrangements so he’ll be able to juggle both shows.
Probst has won four Emmy Awards as “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Series” for Survivor and isn’t ready to give up on telling departing contestants that “the tribe has spoken.” In a statement, Probst said, “I am thrilled to continue working on the longest-running reality competition show with the world’s greatest adventure crew for two more seasons.”
The reality show has been on the air since May 2000 and it looks like it will be around to “outwit, outplay and outlast” other shows for a long time to come.
What do you think? Are you a fan of this reality show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed or is it time for this one to be cancelled instead?
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We are not watching this year…cannot stand returning players and then to have their family on too…way over the top….there are no mysteries with returning players and who wants to reward them once again…in fact, several have played many times… enough already….the ratings are down …so hopefully Survivor will get back to new players…it is fun to watch how the characters develop and how they play…but to pit them with returning players really kills the game…we’ve watched since the beginning and are so disappointed with what is happening to this once great show…
Love this show!!!! I want to see this show on for years to come!!! My only gripe about the show is them bringing back all these favorites I miss the new cast every year but now all it seems to be is recycled players.
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I LOVE Survivor…been watching since the very first episode. Love Jeff Probst too. Please bring them both back. So many new reality shows on TV now, but none of them are as good or as interesting as Survivor!!!
I really hope they don’t cancel survivor i love this show way to much. So Jeff please don’t leave us now. I can picture the show with out you. As far as returning contestants they would have to be interesting and all around great players i don’t mind if they return.
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Please cancel this.
I love love love survivors. I don’t care if its new contestants or returnee contestants. I will always love survivors. I have watched it from day one & never missed a show. So I am very pleased that its been renewed, & Jeff don’t you dare leave us.
if they can stop freaking bringing back old contestants, unless another all-star season, then i’m all for it. i don’t mind watching this. it’s fairly real for the most part (surprisingly). so i still find it entertaining..
I agree with you Jack, I think bringing back past contestants every season now is getting old. They’ve had All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, Fans vs. Favorites, etc. I would prefer to see a fresh set of faces on new seasons.
Brad » One or two returning contestants a season doesn’t bother me IF they’re interesting and good players and haven’t already returned For me, they’ve run out of those.