'Survivor' renewed for 29th and 30th seasons by CBS
UPI News Service, 12/12/2013
CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its reality competition series "Survivor" to be broadcast during the 2014-15 U.S. television season.
These will mark the 29th and 30th editions of the show.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer. Probst has presided over the show since its inception in May 2000.
"We are thrilled to announce this landmark renewal for 'Survivor,' a groundbreaking show that changed the TV landscape and helped usher in a new era of ratings dominance for the network," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement Thursday.
"'Survivor' continues to set the bar for outstanding production values, compelling storytelling while delivering fresh new adventures every season. The show's enduring success is a testament to the creativity and passion of Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst, and an amazing production team. We're proud to continue this incredible journey together."
"I am thrilled that our fans get to continue their love affair with 'Survivor' on CBS through 2015," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "This current season has become one of the most-loved seasons ever and I promise our fans to make season 29 and 30 even better ... I love 'Survivor!'"
"Survivor' has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans," said Probst. "We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again."