Survivor renewed for seasons 25 and 26, Probst stays as host

CBS has renewed Survivor for the 2012-2013 year, and confirmed that Jeff Probst will stay on as host despite his new job as a daytime talk show host.

In a press release, the network noted that it is the second-most popular reality show among viewers 18 to 49, and also announced that next spring’s season, Survivor One World (details about its twist) will debut Feb. 15, about the same time that it always does.

Probst recently said that he’d continue to host despite his new talk show, which debuts next fall, after both seasons 25 and 26 tape.

In the press release, CBS VP of reality Jen Bresnan said that the show’s “format guarantees fresh characters, exotic places and fascinating social dynamics every season. And, the show is backed by an A-plus production team that is as passionate as the diehard Survivor fans.” And Probst said, “We are so thankful for the supportive fans who remain with us every season, and we promise to deliver another year of quality television.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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