Russell Hantz dislikes family Survivor twist, too
News that Survivor is talking to previous cast members about returning along with family members for season 27 of the show has intrigued some fans and horrified others. Among those are many people fearful this is an excuse for Jeff Probst and company to re-cast Russell Hantz, but that’s not going to happen, at least according to Russell—but if it did he’d be really popular.
First, Russell posted a link to my story, first just asking for feedback:
Whoa survivor fans!What do you think about this??! bit.ly/10zOKu8— Russell Hantz (@russellhantz) April 9, 2013
In typical form, Russell then insisted that having all four Hantz men on the same season would increase ratings for Survivor:
But then, five minutes later, he insisted he would not participate:
I’m letting you all know now even if I got the phone call I would NOT play this concept! bit.ly/10zOKu8— Russell Hantz (@russellhantz) April 9, 2013
And then he said he disapproves of the concept and that it will lead to fewer viewers, and magnanimously encouraged CBS and Jeff Probst to cast new people (which, incidentally, Probst said will happen for one of next year’s two seasons):
I do not like the concept at all!!I think someone needs to lose their job because they’re only going to lose more viewers! #newpeople— Russell Hantz (@russellhantz) April 9, 2013
In summary, Russell hates the concept as much as you do, agrees new people should be cast instead, and wouldn’t participate if he was asked—but if he and the three other CBS Hantz men did participate, the show would be a huge success, to paraphrase Donald Trump.