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Survivor 50: A ‘year-long’ celebration planned by CBS

Jeff Probst Survivor Host
The long-time host of the show (Jeff Probst) is also an executive producer. Pic credit: Robert Voets/CBS

Big plans are ahead for Survivor 50.

Even though fans must wait a while for the season to air on CBS, the network is already putting together plans.

If it seems early to talk about Survivor 50 when Survivor 46 just ended, that’s because it is early.

But that’s how you create buzz, and host Jeff Probst is good at it.

Jeff recently spoke at a gathering of Survivor fans, where he revealed that the Survivor 50 cast will feature returning players.

The New Era has focused mostly on introducing new faces, so the 50th season could finally bring back some fan favorites from before Winners at War (Survivor 40).

CBS boss teases a long Survivor 50 celebration

CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach spoke recently about what the network plans to do for the 50th season of Survivor.

She began by teasing that Survivor 50 will be filmed next spring. That’s the spring of 2025, likely immediately after Survivor 49 is filmed in Fiji.

The common practice for recent Survivor seasons is to film them back-to-back. It cuts the production costs to keep the crew in the same place and knock out two seasons.

“We will absolutely be celebrating and I would consider it kind of a year-long celebration,” Reisenbach told Deadline.

“We do that really well on CBS. We will have a lot of plans in the works… it’d be the first time in the New Era that will have returning players. That’s really exciting,” she added.

This tidbit reveals that Survivor 49 will be comprised of new people. This will give the production team an even larger group of people to draw from for Survivor 50.

Could the Survivor 50 theme involve New Era vs Old School? That could be a fun way to get the fan base buzzing about which seasons were more difficult for players.

It’s early to be teasing Survivor 50, and it raises many questions about what a “year-long celebration” looks like. Maybe some cross-promotions?

More news and notes from the Survivor universe

Here is the leaked Survivor 47 cast list. It features some interesting job titles in the early bios.

A quartet of Survivor alums is on The Traitors 3. The show is a reality competition show filmed by Peacock and set in Scotland. It has garnered national attention in its first few seasons, especially because of how well Survivor legend Cirie Fields did during the first season.

Cirie also popped up on some new music from a Big Brother alum. Izzy Gleicher from BB25 released a new track with Cirie’s voice.

Previous seasons of Survivor are streaming on Paramount+. That includes the recently completed Survivor 46, where Kenzie Petty emerged as the winner.

Kenzie also shared some fun Ponderosa photos from her brief time there with the jury members.

Survivor is on hiatus at CBS.

All episodes of Survivor are now streaming on Paramount+. Try it FREE!

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