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CBS ORDERS 29TH AND 30TH EDITIONS OF ’SURVIVOR’ FOR 2014-2015

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by CBS and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
Dec. 12, 2013 
CBS ORDERS 29th AND 30th EDITIONS OF “SURVIVOR” FOR THE
2014-2015 SEASON 
Jeff Probst Signs New Agreement to Return as Host/Executive
Producer 
After 27 Cycles, the Series Continues to Outlast the
Competition, Consistently Winning Its Time Period in All Key
Ratings Measures and Ranking as the
#2 Reality Series in Adults 18-49 on Broadcast Television 
CBS has ordered two more editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast
during the 2014-2015 season.  These will mark the 29th and 30th
editions of television’s longest running hit reality competition
series. 
Five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new
agreement to return as host and executive producer.  Probst has
hosted SURVIVOR since its inception in May 2000. 
After 27 seasons, 413 episodes and 406 castaways, SURVIVOR
remains a gold standard of quality in television and a
consistent ratings winner. 
The most recent edition, SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER, delivered
one of the most buzzed about installments in the history of the
series as former players competed alongside their relatives for
the title of Sole Survivor.  The finale of SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS.
WATER airs Sunday Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00PM ET/PT), followed by the
one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst, (10:00-11:00PM
ET/PT). 
Currently in its third year, SURVIVOR wins its Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in all key ratings measures, averaging
11.29 million viewers, 3.1/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.1/11 in
adults 25-54. It ranks as the #2 reality series on broadcast
television in adults 18-49. 
SURVIVOR became an instant phenomenon following its debut in May
2000 with ratings for its finale that summer exceeded only by
the Super Bowl.  The show’s 10-year-run beginning in February
2001, helped ignite a rating renaissance for CBS on Thursday
that eventually ended NBC’s 20 years of ratings dominance on the
night. 
“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,” said
Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  “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
Host and Executive Producer Jeff Probst.  “We make this show for
them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again.” 
The groundbreaking reality series won an Emmy Award in 2001 in
the category of “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program” (Special
Class).  Jeff Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner in the
category of “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality
Competition Series.” 
SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst and produced
by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive
producers. 
Click here to view photos from all 27 seasons of SURVIVOR:
www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/photos/1000722/survivor-400th-episode-celebration/43135/ 
Photos are available at www.cbspressexpress.com 
Press Contacts:
Phil Gonzales
818-655-1580
phil.gonzales@cbs.com 
Lori Dellicolli
818-655-1589
ladellicolli@cbs.com 
(bjh) NY 
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