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Psst! 5 secrets about ‘Survivor’ Season 41 you need to know right now

Psst! 5 secrets about ‘Survivor’ Season 41 you need to know right now
It’s official. “Survivor” Season 41 has wrapped production in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji and will air on CBS this fall in its normal Wednesday-at-8pm time slot. We know what you’re thinking: what took so long?! Because of the Coid-19 pandemic, the reality TV show could not travel abroad until production received the proper go-ahead from the Fiji government, which they got earlier this year. The cast and crew then had to endure quarantine procedures and safety protocols to make sure everything went off without a hitch. (See our detailed breakdown of how it all went down.) With only three months to go until Jeff Probst and his dimples return to our television screens, it’s time to fill you in on five major secrets we’ve uncovered about the new season. Grab some grub worms and read on for all the juicy details.

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Every season of
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Everything to know about ‘Survivor 41’

Everything to know about ‘Survivor 41’
For the first time in two decades, “Survivor” didn’t air any new episodes in the fall or spring. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic, which wreaked havoc on TV and film productions worldwide. Season 41 of CBS’s reality TV juggernaut originally planned a September 2020 premiere date, but that was scrapped when Jeff Probst and co. weren’t able to travel to Fiji due to safety restrictions. Fear not, “Survivor” fans, the new season will still air … eventually. In the meantime, viewers kept themselves entertained during this annoying hiatus by watching old episodes on DVD and streaming services.

Here’s everything to know so far about the upcoming season of “Survivor 41.” Bookmark this page as we’ll be updating when new information is revealed.

A quick background

Typically “Survivor” films two seasons back-to-back in early summer, then airs them in the fall of that year and the following spring.
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Everything to know about ‘Survivor 41’

Everything to know about ‘Survivor 41’
For the first time in two decades, “Survivor” didn’t air any new episodes in the fall or spring. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic, which wreaked havoc on TV and film productions worldwide. Season 41 of CBS’s reality TV juggernaut originally planned a September 2020 premiere date, but that was scrapped when Jeff Probst and co. weren’t able to travel to Fiji due to safety restrictions. Fear not, “Survivor” fans, the new season will still air … eventually. In the meantime, viewers kept themselves entertained during this annoying hiatus by watching old episodes on DVD and streaming services.

Here’s everything to know so far about the upcoming season of “Survivor 41.” Bookmark this page as we’ll be updating when new information is revealed.
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ViacomCBS Upfront Recap: More Emphasis on Mountain of Content, as Individual Networks Are Downplayed

ViacomCBS Upfront Recap: More Emphasis on Mountain of Content, as Individual Networks Are Downplayed
ViacomCBS has spoken. The conglom leaned into what it deemed its “beautiful ecosystem” of “premium content” in a upfronts presentation that opened with “Survivor” host Jeff Probst leading ViacomCBS stars on a faux “Celebrity Survivor Casting Special.”

Leaning in on the idea of synergy inside the ViacomCBS, this year’s presentation made no real distinction between channel brands (except for a brief roundup of the CBS schedule at the very end — with a voiceover rushing through the lineup).

Unlike the CBS upfronts of old, when the network would highlight night-by-night strategy and programming initiatives in detail, the focus here was on hammering home the entire company’s library. ViacomCBS’ programming was promoted as one holistic slate, separated by genre: Dramas, comedies, reality/unscripted, kids and family, latenight/daytime, specials/events and sports/news.

“There’s something for everybody, giving our partners the largest possible audience,” Probst said.

The emphasis was
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Who should host 2021 Emmys on CBS: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Colbert, Queen Latifah … ? [Poll]

Who should host 2021 Emmys on CBS: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Colbert, Queen Latifah … ? [Poll]
In 2019, the Oscars started a trend of ditching hosts for awards shows and are still going host-less three years later. Their little sister Emmy emulated the format in 2019 when Fox had control, denying a ringleader for the first time in 16 years. But the experiment only lasted a year, as the Television Academy went back to its tried-and-true host formula for ABC’s 2020 ceremony, welcoming Jimmy Kimmel for the pandemic-era broadcast. For the upcoming kudos, CBS has the reigns and will likely tap a big-name celeb to preside over the show. But who should host the 2021 Emmys? Vote in our poll below.

Hosts for the annual Emmy Awards ceremonies throughout the 21st century have almost always been comedians. After all, they bring just the right tone of roasting the nominees and celebrating the previous TV season. With a four-way rotation of ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, the host selection also typically
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Survivor: 10 Coolest Facts About Host Jeff Probst

Survivor: 10 Coolest Facts About Host Jeff Probst
Very few long-running reality TV shows stick with the same host, but truly iconic hosts not only stick with the show through thick and thin, but totally transform it, and such is the case with Survivor's Jeff Probst. It's honestly pretty hard to imagine Survivor without this host, and he's made all 40 seasons totally entertaining.

Related: Survivor: 5 Reasons The Show Is Over When Jeff Probst Leaves (& 5 Reasons It Can Go On)

From his iconic phrases to his hilarious side comments, fans are certainly invested in everything Jeff Probst, but how much do they really know about him? It's time to set the castaways aside and get to know the man behind the scenes of snuffing torches and reading votes.
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8 Reality TV Show Hosts That Got Replaced After The First Season

8 Reality TV Show Hosts That Got Replaced After The First Season
When thinking about reality show hosts, there are really only a handful of names that immediately come to mind as the most prominent among them: Ryan Seacrest, Jeff Probst, Phil Keoghan, Nick CannonTom Bergeron, Chris Harrison, and even Temptation Island's Mark L. Walberg are some of the best-known names.

Many other personalities have taken on hosting gigs as well, and some have been short-lived. In some cases, it wasn't that the person was fired from the gig, but they might have simply decided to move on. Or, they were just one in a rotating list of many hosts.

Related: Oprah & 9 Of The Longest-Running TV Hosts, Ranked By Years Hosted 

Often times with reality shows, it's not one but two co-hosts who help lead and narrate the series. They might have, in that instance, left together. But that isn't always the case.
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‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst remembers Sunday Burquest: ‘She radiated kindness and understanding’

‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst remembers Sunday Burquest: ‘She radiated kindness and understanding’
“Sunday Burquest had one of the brightest smiles of any person to ever play ‘Survivor,'” tweeted Jeff Probst following the recent death of the fan-fave castaway from “Millennials vs. Gen X.” Sunday, age 50, passed away on April 18 after a year-long battle with esophageal and ovarian cancer. The “Survivor” host continued, “She radiated kindness and understanding. She seemed to understand better than most, that life is for living, so say yes to life whenever possible. My condolences go out to her family and friends.”

Sunday Burquest had one of the brightest smiles of any person to ever play Survivor. She radiated kindness and understanding. She seemed to understand better than most, that life is for living, so say yes to life whenever possible. My condolences go out to her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/eL2Q1qDw3f

— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) April 18, 2021

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She
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Survivor's Sunday Burquest Dead at 50

Survivor's Sunday Burquest Dead at 50
The Survivor family has lost another castaway: Sunday Burquest, a contestant from the Millennials vs. Gen X season, died Sunday of esophageal and ovarian cancer. She was 50 years old.

Burquest, who was a pastor when she appeared on the competition series, announced her diagnosis last June, sharing that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and ovaries. Doctors had given her just months to live.

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“No one knows
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Survivor Season 41 Inches Closer to Reality as Production Resumes

Survivor Season 41 Inches Closer to Reality as Production Resumes
After a lengthy hiatus, a return for Survivor is looking likely.

Jeff Probst announced on Twitter that the beloved CBS reality series is returning to production on Survivor Season 41.

Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41,” Probst said in a video announcement.

“We have all of our Covid protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe, and, of course, our players will be safe."

"I’ve got to tell you, I can’t remember a time when I’ve been this pumped to shoot Survivor, and I’ll tell you why: The past year has reminded me, and I hope it’s reminded you, that you’ve got to live your life like it’s one big great adventure, and Survivor fulfills that."

"So I am thrilled to say I will see you on the
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Survivor Resuming Production on Season 41 in Fiji — Watch Video

Survivor Resuming Production on Season 41 in Fiji — Watch Video
Jeff Probst will soon be snuffing torches once again.

After multiple delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Survivor is finally heading back to the island. Probst and company are set to resume production on Season 41, the host announced in a video posted to social media on Monday.

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“Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41,” Probst said. “We
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‘Survivor’ to Finally Start Production on Season 41 in Fiji

‘Survivor’ to Finally Start Production on Season 41 in Fiji
Survivor” is finally headed back to Fiji after being sidelined due to Covid-19.

The 41st season of the long-running CBS series was scheduled to begin shooting on location in Fiji back in March 2020, but was delayed due to the onset of the pandemic. At the time, the network set a tentative plan to begin filming in May “pending worldwide events.” This year was the first time in 20 years that CBS did not have “Survivor” as part of its season.

Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41. We have all of our Covid protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe and of course our players will be safe,” host Jeff Probst said in a video shared to social media on Monday. “I can’t remember a time when I’ve been this pumped to shoot
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‘Survivor’ Heads Back Into Production In Fiji To Shoot Season 41

‘Survivor’ Heads Back Into Production In Fiji To Shoot Season 41
Survivor has been one of the most challenging shows to get up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic but season 41 is finally heading into production.

Host and exec producer Jeff Probst revealed that the team is heading back to Fiji to start shooting – a year after initially hoping to do so.

Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41. We have all of our Covid protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe and of course our players will be safe. I can’t remember a time when I’ve been this pumped to shoot Survivor. The past year has reminded me and I hope it’s reminded you that you got to live your life like it’s one big great adventure and Survivor fulfils that so I am thrilled to say I will see
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‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst (complete with Covid hair) announces start of 41st season: ‘Let’s do it!’

‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst (complete with Covid hair) announces start of 41st season: ‘Let’s do it!’
The 41st season of “Survivor” is finally happening. Deep breaths.

Host with the most Jeff Probst (complete with straggly Covid-19 hair) made the announcement on Twitter on March 22, 2021. In case you’ve been stranded on a deserted island this past year, “Survivor” was originally supposed to film this season in the summer of 2020, but plans changed when the coronavirus pandemic began flaring up across the globe. In the video below, watch as Probst announces the 41st season update.

SEEEverything to know about ‘Survivor 41’

I am thrilled to tell you all that @survivorcbs is going back into production and I will see you on the island for #Survivor 41! @CBS pic.twitter.com/RtQGVFoDDL

— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) March 22, 2021

“Hey, ‘Survivor’ fans, I have some exciting news to share,” says the four-time Emmy-winning host. “‘Survivor’ is going back into production. Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot Season 41. We
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‘Survivor’ Heads Back Into Production

‘Survivor’ Heads Back Into Production
Survivor is finally getting back into production.

The CBS mainstay will start shooting its 41st season in Fiji, a full year after it’d initially planned to do so. Host Jeff Probst announced the news in a video on Twitter.

Fiji has invited us back to their beautiful country to shoot season 41,” he said. “We have all of our Covid protocols in place so that everybody in Fiji will remain safe, all of our crew will be safe and, of course, our players will be safe.”

He added that he couldn’t remember a time he ...
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Oprah & 9 Of The Longest-Running TV Hosts, Ranked By Years Hosted

Oprah & 9 Of The Longest-Running TV Hosts, Ranked By Years Hosted
While everyone loves a good reality show, game show, or late night talk show, there's a lot to be said for what the host does to keep viewers watching and make the series even more entertaining. Television hosts can certainly make or break a show.

Related: SNL: Eddie Murphy & 8 Others Who Have Won Emmys For Hosting

From Alex Trebek to Jeff Probst, there are some familiar faces everyone knows; even if they don't actually watch the series they're the host of. It's time to celebrate, and be in awe, of the longest running television hosts out there. All of these hosts have given most of their lives to entertaining fans on television.
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Hallelujah! ‘Survivor’ Season 41 to begin filming in Fiji ‘in the next few days’

Hallelujah! ‘Survivor’ Season 41 to begin filming in Fiji ‘in the next few days’
It’s official. “Survivor” Season 41 is a go. “‘Survivor’ will be filming in Fiji with the crew expecting to arrive in the next few days,” reveals Faiyaz Koya, Minister of Fiji’s Ministry of Trade and Commerce. “They have to stagger the way they actually come because most of the crew are sitting in different parts of the world but all done under the guidance of the Ministry of Health. We follow the necessary protocol to protect our own citizens.” Fiji Broadcast Corporation first reported the news.

SEEJeff Probst’s Paramount commercial gave people hope about ‘Survivor 41’ — where do we really stand?

Koya adds that Fiji’s upcoming slate of film and TV productions, which were all put on hold for the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now account for “close to $30 million in economic activity and create 400 jobs locally.” The coronavirus is still a dangerous threat worldwide,
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Jeff Probst’s Paramount commercial gave people hope about ‘Survivor 41’ — where do we really stand?

Jeff Probst’s Paramount commercial gave people hope about ‘Survivor 41’ — where do we really stand?
Midway through CBS’s broadcast of Super Bowl Lv, “Survivor” fans’ mouths shot open in shock when they saw Jeff Probst in a commercial for Paramount Plus (watch below). Was this a tease about the long-awaited Season 41? Was a filming date about to be announced? Alas, Probst was simply doing his part in promoting the rebranding of the CBS All Access streaming service owned by ViacomCBS. The switch to Paramount+ officially happens on March 4, 2021.

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The streaming service currently has an all-time high of around eight million subscribers, but that number should skyrocket in the wake of all of the high-quality Super Bowl ads. Besides Probst, other A-list celebs who took part in the fun campaign included Patrick Stewart (“Picard”), Sonequa Martin-Green (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Simone Missick (“All Rise”), Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911”) and Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”).

“Will we survive this mountain?” Probst asked
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Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert Greet Paramount+'s New 'Residents' in Super Bowl Ad — Watch It Here

Patrick Stewart and Stephen Colbert Greet Paramount+'s New 'Residents' in Super Bowl Ad — Watch It Here
The star-studded expedition to the top of Paramount Mountain comes to a head in Paramount+‘s big Game Day ad.

The ViacomCBS subscription service is an expanded rebrand of CBS All Access, with dedicated hubs for the company’s portfolio of cable properties such as Nickelodeon, MTV, BET and Comedy Central. Since Jan. 24, the streamer has released six teasers featuring a motley crew of characters — including, but not limited to: Beavis and Butthead; Blue Bloods‘ Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck); Dora the Explorer; The Good Fight‘s Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski); the MTV Astronaut; Star Trek: Discovery‘s Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green
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‘Fake Famous’: TV Review

‘Fake Famous’: TV Review
When producers of reality TV are looking to reframe the narratives around their project from “trash” to “substance,” a common tactic is to refer to the show as a “social experiment.” Jeff Probst does it all the time on Survivor. Ashton Kutcher went so far as to deem a little show called Beauty and the Geek “the ultimate social experiment.”

It’s a strategy Nick Bilton, a longtime journalist making his directing debut, uses repeatedly on HBO’s Fake Famous. Whether that cements its place as the Morgan Spurlock-esque blend of weighty and frivolous it obviously intends ...
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