'Survivor' Renewed by CBS for Seasons 29 & 30

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December 12th, 2013

Survivor Kill or Be Killed

via press release:


2014-2015 SEASON


Jeff Probst Signs New Agreement to Return as Host/Executive Producer


After 27 Cycles, the Series Continues to Outlast the Competition, Consistently Winning Its Time Period in All Key Ratings Measures and Ranking as the

#2 Reality Series in Adults 18-49 on Broadcast Television

CBS has ordered two more editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast during the 2014-2015 season.  These will mark the 29th and 30th editions of television's longest running hit reality competition series.


Five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer.  Probst has hosted SURVIVOR since its inception in May 2000.


After 27 seasons, 413 episodes and 406 castaways, SURVIVOR remains a gold standard of quality in television and a consistent ratings winner.


The most recent edition, SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER, delivered one of the most buzzed about installments in the history of the series as former players competed alongside their relatives for the title of Sole Survivor.  The finale of SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER airs Sunday Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00PM ET/PT), followed by the one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst, (10:00-11:00PM ET/PT).


Currently in its third year, SURVIVOR wins its Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in all key ratings measures, averaging 11.29 million viewers, 3.1/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.1/11 in adults 25-54. It ranks as the #2 reality series on broadcast television in adults 18-49.


SURVIVOR became an instant phenomenon following its debut in May 2000 with ratings for its finale that summer exceeded only by the Super Bowl.  The show's 10-year-run beginning in February 2001, helped ignite a rating renaissance for CBS on Thursday that eventually ended NBC's 20 years of ratings dominance on the night.


"We are thrilled to announce this landmark renewal for SURVIVOR, a groundbreaking show that changed the TV landscape and helped usher in a new era of ratings dominance for the Network," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  "SURVIVOR continues to set the bar for outstanding production values, compelling storytelling while delivering fresh new adventures every season.  The show’s enduring success is a testament to the creativity and passion of Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst, and an amazing production team. We're proud to continue this incredible journey together."


"I am thrilled that our fans get to continue their love affair with SURVIVOR on CBS through 2015," said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. "This current season has become one of the most-loved seasons ever and I promise our fans to make season 29 and 30 even better... I LOVE SURVIVOR!!!"


"SURVIVOR has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans,” said Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst.  "We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again."

The groundbreaking reality series won an Emmy Award in 2001 in the category of "Outstanding Non-Fiction Program" (Special Class).  Jeff Probst is a four-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 and Jeff Probst are executive producers.


  • Jeff (Canada)

    And this is my shocked face: :|

    But seriously, the big question is if CBS will finally move it to Sundays or not. I’m thinking they’ll go another season before doing that.

  • PRW


  • CrimTV


    Because it does great in the ratings and is cheaper than scripted programming.

  • r0ckmypants

    @PRW – “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?”

    To annoy you. No other reason.

  • Doug

    Yeah, it should wait another year.
    We need six seasons and a movie for The Good Wife.

  • Robsten_Fan

    I love this show and i’m so happy! Well done! <3

  • Owen

    Awesome. This past season has been fantastic, and I think the show still has years left in it.

  • j

    It does better than the majority of their shows, that’s why.

  • LOST


  • Nick

    Why would CBS move this to Sundays when it’s doing perfectly fine on Wednesdays? It’s outrated the network’s two most expensive dramas, airing on the same night, for most of the season.

  • Jimbo

    This season has been terrific. Not surprised we’ll see another two seasons of Survivor, but it’s still good to hear about a renewal already.

  • Refrain


    Exactly, CBS won’t move it to Sunday because it’s doing perfectly fine where is it already. Not to mention The Amazing Race will continue to be a 2 season a year show on Sundays. With Season 24 already filmed and Season 25 a sure thing, why mess with what already works?

    If Survivor keeps rating as well as what it has been doing, it will keep getting renewed, it’s one of few shows on TV that is in no danger what so ever.

  • Nasir

    No surprise! Still my favorite show and a must-watch every week.

  • Owen


    I think when it does end it’ll be because Probst wants to leave, not because the network cancels it.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I’ve still never understood the object of this game [show] or the strategy its contestants use to win. But then, I’ve never watched more than a couple minutes of the show over the years, but it seems (from what limited exposure I have to it) like the winning contestants are the ones that excel at being sociopaths or are just really obnoxious.

  • Refrain


    Personally I think CBS will likely get someone else to host the show if he leaves, I think the same about The Amazing Race too, the shows are too valuable to let go and unless the ratings crash I think they’ll survive regardless.

  • gerry

    who is leaving either one of those shows? what are those two gonna do? i’m sure they are both making money hand over first for survivor/AR.

  • bluejoni

    So good to hear !! Can’t say I’m surprised the BEST Reality shows are on CBS Survivor The Amazing Race and Big Brother !! LOVE all three

  • Andrew21

    Yes!! I hope Vytas comes back

  • Kate

    Can one of those seasons be with all new contestants that actually applied to be on the show? No random people picked off of the LA streets, please.

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