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21 burning Survivor questions, answered

21 burning Survivor questions, answered
Jeff Probst on the premiere of Survivor season 40 (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment)

Survivor has invested fans and curious viewers, and as we’ve watched over the past two decades, we’ve had many questions about the show.

I collected Survivor behind-the-scenes stories, and now I’ve dipped into the archives to gather together stories that answer questions that both fans and viewers—including me!—have asked about Survivor.

So many of the answers demonstrate the care and craft that goes into producing Survivor, which is one of the reasons I’ve watched since episode one, and why I still continue to love it.

If you have other questions, please send them to me! But here are some of the best Survivor questions I’ve answered and explored so far.

21 burning Survivor questions, answered

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  • Andy Dehnart

    Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

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Happy discussing!

Rick Seibert

Wednesday 1st of June 2022

Not part of the rules, but while binge watching all of the survivor seasons there is constant tribal chants through out all the episodes every season. Do they have meaning, and if so can the show close caption its meaning

Karen Zubic

Monday 13th of December 2021

If someone QUITS the game of Survivor, why are they allowed to serve in the jury? Once they quit, that should be it. To obtain enough jury members, why don’t they bring back the last person voted off before they made the jury? If someone quits, that’s it. They are off the game for good. What do you think?