The Survivor auction is a classic component of the game.
But recent seasons of the show have not featured any auctions.
In the past, the auction served as a way for castaways to strategize for advantages or get a fun meal.
Host Jeff Probst has usually given the cast members some cash to bid on mystery items that he presents.
The hungry players then bid on what they see in an auction-style bidding process.
Sometimes Jeff lets them see the item, and other times it remains hidden. It could be a pizza, nachos, or even a clue to an Immunity Idol.
Now the auction may be returning for Survivor 45
A Survivor 45 promo teases an auction mallet
Below is the extended promo that CBS has been using for the Fall 2023 season.
At the 1:42 mark of the video, an auction mallet appears on the screen, hinting at Jeff bringing an end to some bidding.
It’s a bold revelation that could indicate the Survivor 45 cast gets to participate in an auction.
Fans haven’t seen an auction for a few years, so this could be an exciting addition.
The start date for the new season hasn’t been announced, but CBS is airing 90-minute episodes with this new cast.
More news from Survivor
The Fall 2023 TV schedule for CBS was revealed, showcasing Survivor and The Amazing Race on Wednesday nights.
Several other reality competition shows return to the network, including Big Brother and The Challenge: USA.
As expected, a new season of The Challenge: USA features Survivor alums. Seven former castaways take part in this installment.
The new season of Big Brother arrives even earlier, with an August 2 start date. The revelation of the BB25 cast comes soon, and then it’s off to the races during an extended season of the hit reality competition show.
The image below breaks things down, with many scripted dramas and comedies removed due to the ongoing strikes.
It was revealed that a new season of NCIS was postponed until 2024. And NCIS: Hawai’i has been removed from the TV schedule.
Looking further ahead, the Survivor 46 cast has been partially revealed. That new season will debut in February or March, with filming already completed in Fiji.
Older seasons of Survivor are available for streaming on Paramount+. The streaming service also features other CBS hit shows like NCIS, Big Brother, and Fire Country.
Survivor 45 debuts in the fall of 2023 on CBS.