December 15, 2012 07:00 AM by Ryan Haidet
Get ready, Survivor fans! The big finale of Survivor: Philippines is coming this Sunday night as the $1 million winner will be announced in front of a live studio audience in Hollywood — and I will be there in person to bring you extensive coverage of the show’s amazing 25th season!
As always, finale night consumes three hours, with the first two being the pre-taped segments that were all filmed on location before the contestants returned home. After the jury is seen casting their votes for a winner, the show will go live from the CBS television studios in Hollywood as host Jeff Probst takes the stage to reveal who is the sole Survivor.
Probst will then host, as he has since season five, the live one-hour reunion show with all 18 castaways.
While the reunion show is always fun to watch — especially as a member of the studio audience — the very end of the reunion show is always my favorite part because that’s when Probst unveils a brief tease of the upcoming season. Call me a nerd, but I especially love getting a glimpse of the new season’s logo. Strong speculation indicates the already-filmed 26th season, which also takes place in the Philippines, will be done in the same vein as season 16 (Fans Vs. Favorites) by pitting former memorable castaways up against a clan of newbies.
As always, I will be there at the finale (I’ve been to all of them since season 13) to bring you a behind-the-scenes glimpse along with exclusive red carpet interviews with the top-finishing players. What questions do you want me to ask the castaways on the red carpet? Be sure to stay tuned to our site in the days following the finale for all of our video coverage.
Who do you think is currently the most likely castaway to win the entire game and the $1 million prize? What are your thoughts on this season overall? Do you have any special Survivor finale traditions? What are your plans for watching the upcoming finale?
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