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CBS Renews 'Survivor' for 2012-2013 Season



CBS has ordered two additional cycles of its veteran reality series in addition to its upcoming 24th cycle premiering Wednesday, February 15.



Jeff Probst in "Survivor: South Pacific" (2011)
Jeff Probst Survivor: South Pacific (2011)November 17, 2011

Albert Destrade in "Survivor: South Pacific" (2011)
Albert Destrade in "Survivor: South Pacific" (2011)
Brandon Hantz in "Survivor: South Pacific" (2011)
Brandon Hantz in "Survivor: South Pacific" (2011)
CBS announced today a February premiere date for the next "Survivor" and ordered two more editions of the series for broadcast during the 2012-2013 season. The broadcasts next season will mark the 25th and 26th editions of television's longest-running hit reality competition series.

Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst will return as host and executive producer for all three upcoming cycles. Probst has hosted "Survivor" since its inception in May 2000.



In its 23rd edition, "Survivor" continues to be a strong ratings performer, currently ranking as the #2 reality series on television in adults 18-49. This fall's "Survivor: South Pacific" is averaging 12.27 million viewers, 3.8/11 in adults 18-49 and 5.1/13 in adults 25-54.

"Survivor is an outstanding franchise," said Jennifer Bresnan, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment. "Its format guarantees fresh characters, exotic places and fascinating social dynamics every season. And, the show is backed by an A-plus production team that is as passionate as the diehard "'Survivor"' fans. All of us at CBS are incredibly proud of "Survivor"'s ongoing success."

"I am extremely proud of the continuing success of "Survivor," which is due to the immense loyalty of our millions of fans," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "We are excited to offer two more seasons of "Survivor" and look forward to entertaining audiences for years to come."

"I am thrilled to continue working on the longest-running reality competition show with the world's greatest adventure crew for two more seasons," said host and executive producer Jeff Probst. "We are so thankful for the supportive fans who remain with us every season, and we promise to deliver another year of quality television."

The 24th edition of "Survivor" premieres Wednesday, February 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

The innovative reality series won an Emmy Award in 2001 in the category of "Outstanding Non-Fiction Program" (Special Class). Host Jeff Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner in the category of "Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Series." "Survivor" is produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers.
 
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