SURVIVOR Seasons 23 and 24 Announced

Survivor: Nicaragua

CBS has ordered two more editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast during the 2011-2012 season. These will mark the 23rd and 24th editions of television’s longest-running hit reality competition series.

Additionally, Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to continue as host and as an executive producer for the 23rd and 24th editions. Probst has hosted Survivor since its inception.

Jennifer Bresnan, CBS Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, had this to say:

“Survivor is a program franchise that continues to stand the test of time. Each season delivers new faces, exotic places, the ultimate social experiment combined with game play, and one of the most engaged audiences anywhere on primetime television.”

This season, Survivor moved from its long-established Thursday time period to Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The fall edition, Survivor: Nicaragua, continued its time-period-winning ways, placing first in viewers.

The current spring edition, Survivor: Redemption Island which features the new redemption island format, continues to perform strongly opposite American Idol, averaging 11.70 million viewers.

The groundbreaking reality series, which premiered in May 2000, won an Emmy Award in 2001 in the category of “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program” (Special Class). Host Jeff Probst is a three-time Emmy Award winner in the category of “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Series.”

Survivor is hosted by Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers.

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