February 27, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
CBS has announced that it hasordered two more editions of Survivor to be broadcast during the 2009-2010 season. These will mark the 19th and 20th editions of broadcast television’s longest-running reality competition series which premiered in 2000.
Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett said, “I am happy to be able produce two more editions of Survivor for our loyal fans. Our show stands for high quality family entertainment and all of us on this team will continue to deliver on this promise.”
Jeff Probst, who won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Series, will continue as host.He had previously signed a new agreement to continue on with the series through its twentieth season when CBS ordered Survivor’s seventeenth and eighteenth editions.
“We have a unique relationship with our audience,” Jeff Probst said about renewing the show for two more editions. “They tell us what they like and we listen. It’s worked for 18 editions and we’re looking forward to delivering two more satisfying seasons.”
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said, “Survivor is one of CBS’s signature series and a symbol of enduring quality and entertainment on prime time television,” She added, “Every season delivers a fresh new adventure for viewers and a time period-winning performance on the network. We’re excited to deliver audiences two more editions of outstanding production values, exotic scenery, new castaways and, of course, our Emmy Award-winning host.”
Survivor: Tocantins, the series eighteenth edition, premiered on February 12 and airs every Thursday night at 8 PM ET on CBS.
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