CBS Announces February Premiere Dates for 'The Amazing Race' and 'Survivor'

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January 15th, 2014

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via press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PREMIERE DATES FOR "THE Amazing Race"

AND "SURVIVOR"

 

11 All-Star Teams Return For Another Chance at $1 Million On "The Amazing Race" Beginning Sunday, Feb. 23, 8:00-9:00 PM

 

It's Brawn Vs. Brains Vs. Beauty in a Special Two-Hour Season Premiere of "Survivor"   Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8:00-10:00 PM

 

        

 

            Eleven former teams return for another sprint around the globe on a special All-Star themed edition of THE Amazing Race, while brains, brawn and beauty Face Off in SURVIVOR, as both Emmy Award-winning series return this February.

 

THE Amazing Race, featuring 11 returning fan favorite teams in pursuit of the $1 million prize, premieres Sunday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

Hosted by Phil Keoghan, THE AMAZING RACE averaged 10.03 million viewers in its fall edition. THE AMAZING RACE is a nine-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program."

 

The 28th edition of SURVIVOR, the longest-running reality competition series, hosted by Jeff Probst, will have a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), marking the first two-hour launch since “Heroes vs. Villains” on Feb. 11, 2010.  This season, castaways will be separated into three distinct tribes—brawn, brains and beauty.

 

Recently renewed for two editions next season, SURVIVOR is coming off one of its most buzzed-about seasons.  The fall edition of SURVIVOR won its Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in all key ratings measures, averaging 11.58 million viewers, 3.2/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/11 in adults 25-54 and ranked as the #2 reality series on broadcast television in adults 18-49.

 

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions.   Phil Keoghan hosts. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

 

SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.

 

CBS Sunday, Feb. 23

7:00-8:00 PM              60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (Spring premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE Good Wife (R)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist (R)

 

CBS Wednesday, Feb. 26

8:00-10:00 PM            SURVIVOR   (Spring premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          Criminal Minds

 

 
  • Jeff (Canada)

    Why is Feb 23rd not all new? Those repeats might hurt TAR’s chances at good ratings.

  • Christian

    ^Closing ceremonies.

  • Owen

    Ugh, so far away. Stupid Olympics.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Well then why even start the season on that day? Why not just push it back a week and have a double episode like they’re doing with Survivor?

  • Sedara

    @Jeff (Canada)
    “Well then why even start the season on that day? Why not just push it back a week and have a double episode like they’re doing with Survivor?”

    TAR need to finish one week early than survivor because the next week after TAR finish, survivor finale + reunion will take place in that slot.

  • Ultima

    @Jeff
    Well then why even start the season on that day? Why not just push it back a week and have a double episode like they’re doing with Survivor?

    The following week is the Oscars. There’s simply not enough time in the season to push The Amazing Race back until 9 March and still fit in 12 hours of the show along with ten hours each of The Good Wife and The Mentalist.

    @Sedara
    TAR need to finish one week early than survivor because the next week after TAR finish, survivor finale + reunion will take place in that slot.

    Doubtful. Given the return dates for the Sunday shows, it looks like CBS plans on running all three straight through the final Sunday of the season (18 May).

    The three hours Survivor finale/reunion will likely take place on the final night of the season (Wednesday, 21 May).

  • Ultima

    9:00-10:00 PM THE Good Wife (R)
    10:00-11:00 PM THE Mentalist (R)

    Also, this probably won’t happen. CBS will likely leave repeats of The Mentalist in the 9pm timeslot and have repeats of The Good Wife move from 8pm to 10pm. Can’t have those regularly scheduled repeats bringing down the season average! ;)

  • Douglas from Brazil

    So The Good Wife and The Mentalist will return only in March 9 too?

  • Holly

    @Douglas from Brazil,

    Correct. The weeks between now and March 9 are filled with football (NFC championship and Super bowl), awards shows (Oscars and Grammys), and Olympics.

  • Mike

    Survivor always finishes on Mother’s Day.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    So The Good Wife will finish its season in May not April like previous seasons.

  • Ultima

    @Mike
    Survivor always finishes on Mother’s Day.

    No, it doesn’t. Most seasons the spring finale is on the penultimate Sunday of the season; however, four times it hasn’t been (most recently 2009) and it looks like they’ll break from that again this season.

    There are 11 Sundays in the season after the Oscars and CBS will have ten episodes each of The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist along with the ACM Awards to air on Sundays.

    Survivor is typically 15 or 15.5 hours long, plus the reunion. It will premiere with 13 Wednesdays left during the season, which given a two-hour premiere and two-hour finale works out to that 15 hours plus the reunion.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Strange that CBS didn’t announce that seven-weeks break of TGW and TM.

  • Joseph

    “60 Minutes” on February 23rd will probably also be a repeat.

  • Fakeem

    HY OH WH does Survivor and The Amazing Race bring back former contestants every year!!!!. There are over 300 million people in the U.. , but we have to see the same people annually….Shame on Burnett and Bruckheimer…

  • Fakeem

    excuse the spelling errors above…keyboard was acting up

  • Ultima

    @Fakeem
    The Amazing Race bring back former contestants every year!

    This is the 24th cycle of The Amazing Race and only the third all-star edition. Not sure how that’s “every year.”

  • Jimbo

    Also @Fakeem: Ultima already covered TAR. As for Survivor, it isn’t bringing back ANY All-Stars this time around: all new contestants.

  • mom2jwn

    Why do these shows keep bringing back “all stars”? Survivor does it, and now Amazing Race. I’d like to see new people, not returning players, they already had their chance, give others a chance to play the game!!

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