Not a particularly big surprise, but Jeff Probst has confirmed on his Twitter account that he'll be back for both cycles of Survivor (seasons 21 & 22) during the 2010-2011 TV season.
For anyone who can't see the graphic above for whatever reason, it says:
Survivor fans: I'm jazzed and wanted to share with you guys first -I'll be back snuffing torches for two more seasons (21&22) of Survivor.
Probst has said in the past that the show could live on without him, but CBS won't have to deal with that possibility before the 2011-2012 season.
Probst tweet follows EW's story breaking the news where Dalton Ross also notes:
But, like any good Survivor story, this one has a twist. When Probst renewed his contract in the past (after seasons 12 and 16), it was for four cycles over two years. His latest renewal, however, covers only seasons 21 and 22 and will expire in 2011. While that would seem to indicate that the host is ready to finally call it quits and take his act elsewhere next spring, Probst insists that is not necessarily the case. “I’m not approaching this as my last year of Survivor,” says Probst. “I was just comfortable taking it one year at a time. It certainly made it easier for me to just commit to one year and then we can revisit it again next year if everybody wants to.” [Could Survivor continue if Probst hangs up his snuffer, plus more after the jump.]