Survivor renewed for seasons 29, 30 with Probst as host, producer

Two days before its 27th season finale, Survivor has been renewed for two more seasons by CBS, which will bring the show to its 30th season in the spring of 2015. The network said the show was “a consistent ratings winner” in its timeslot, and noting that it is “the #2 reality series on broadcast television in adults 18-49.”

Jeff Probst is remaining as host and executive producer, and in his press release quote, says the show “has been blessed with incredibly loyal fans. We make this show for them and I am thrilled that we get to do it again.”

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in her press release quote that “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.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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