Survivor Africa repeats start tonight

A month and a couple weeks after the Outdoor Life Network started airing repeats of Survivor, they’ve already burned through two seasons.

The first Survivor and its surprisingly awkward production values aired first, followed by the drama from the Australian Outback. Watching random episodes from both seasons shows how far the show has really come in five years; the storytelling is sharper, and the episodes are constructed much more fluidly.

Tonight, the network will start showing repeats of Survivor Africa. The first episode will air at both 7 and 10 p.m. ET, with a new episode airing every weeknight. OLN has purchased the first 10 seasons of the show, so it’ll eventually air 160 episodes of the series.

Survivor schedule [OLN]

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