'Survivor' host Jeff Probst: 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' has one of the best finishes ever, you can't predict it!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/27/2017
Survivorhost Jeff Probst is teasing the reasons why viewers should watch the show's upcoming Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers edition.
Survivor's 35th edition was filmed in Fiji and premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS -- and according to Probst, the new season will be nothing short of exciting.
"The last third of the season, you cannot predict what is going to happen," Probst shared with Entertainment Weekly.
The franchise's longtime host added, "You won't want to miss it. And you're going to love the thrill of the drama."
Probst also revealed to EW the aforementioned drama will extend all the way to the end when jury members must cast their votes for the winner and "Sole Survivor," who takes home the $1 million grand prize.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers will boast "one of the best finishes" in show history, according to Probst, and feature "one of my favorite Final Tribals -- new format, a hearty discussion, and who knows? Minds may be changed in the jury."
Probst did not elaborate on what the "new format" entails, but he confirmed the open-dialogue format fans watched last season at the Final Tribal Council is "here to stay," replacing the previous Q&A approach that was utilized for years.
Probst threw out three additional reasons why people should watchSurvivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, and one of them was "Doctor Mike" with no further explanation.
Mike Zahalsky is a 43-year-old urologist from Parkland, FL, who will be playing on the Healers tribe called "Soko." The cast also includes an Olympian, a bellhop, an NFL player, and a diversity advocate.
"It's very interesting to watch three different psychological approaches to life play out in this social game," Probst suggested to EW.
In preview videos of the new season, Probst has explained that Heroes are heralded for their courage, achievements and ideals; Healers receive gratitude for their acts of service in helping others with their emotional and/or physical pain; and Hustlers pride themselves on their work ethic and must earn respect from others.
Survivor's 35th season will also apparently excite viewers who love the physical aspects of the competition to outwit, outplay and outlast.
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"Our challenge team has created new, fresh challenges that are consistently dramatic," Probst revealed, "and I think you're going to like a lot of the new additions."