CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.

CBS picks up 11th and 12th Survivors; Vanuatu averaged 19.7 million viewers.
In the most unsurprising story of the month, CBS has officially picked up Survivor for two more seasons. According to E! Online, “the production team has scouted locations include the Patagonia region of Argentina, Madagascar, the Maldives, India, China and Papua New Guinea” for the 11th and 12th seasons. And Jeff Probst suggested that Canada could be a location. The 10th season, Survivor Palau, just finished production, and will air in the spring. And the season that just concluded, Survivor Vanuatu, stayed among the top five shows for most of the season, averaging 19.7 million viewers every Thursday.
+ also: E! reports that an “updated episode of E! True Hollywood Story: Survivor airs Dec. 19, with fresh interviews and coverage of all nine seasons of the show.”

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