Television has no lack of reality TV programs: it seems like a new reality show is popping up every week. From the life of LA housewives to ultimate ninja confrontations and everything in between, there is something for everyone.
But over the years there have been a number of reality shows that have stood the test of time. Survivor has outsmarted them and survived. The reality competition continues to attract viewers and always comes up with new ways to make the show relevant and new. The question is: is Survivor the best show on TV?
The show is always looking to try something new
This year Survivor made news by mixing things up a bit. Season 38 introduced the Edge of Extinction. Like every season, the show starts with participants struggling to outsmart and survive. They compete in competitions and the losing team goes to the tribal council to cast their own vote.
But this year things are a bit different. This time, when contestants are voted out, they find a choice at the end of the path – go home or choose to stay and fight to get back in the game on a remote island.
Show host Jeff Probst, who likes to study behavior, said the turn was made to see how far the participants would push themselves. He said he wants to see what participants will do if they are faced with the choice to stay in the game, “… if something stirs inside you and you pose with the question:” Wait, I might be able to go back to go? “Then you might go a little further and see what you are made of.”
‘Survivor’ has turned Jeff Probst into a household name
Probst started hosting Survivor in 2000. At that time, the host thought that the show would only last a few years and that he would continue. But the show surprised everyone and became the longest running reality show on TV. Years later, many shows can credit the Survivor for making nice television and open the door for so many other reality shows.
Probst was the face of Survivor during his tenure. It is hard to imagine that another voice says, “The tribe has spoken.” The show has made Probst a household name and has brought him a net worth of almost $ 40 million. In addition to hosting the reality show, Probst organized a short talk show and wrote various children’s books.
Probst says there’s a secret to getting on the show
If you think the idea of competing on Survivor sounds like a dream come true, Probst says there’s a trick that will increase your chances of being cast. The host says the show is looking for someone who is authentic. They want participants who have a story to tell and who will make compelling television. That is it. No gimmicks. No sense to edit. Just be yourself.
How much life does ‘Survivor’ have left in it?
Survivor has been a solid player in the CBS line-up for almost 20 years. Although it is 38 seasons, the show continues to have ‘it’ quality that attracts viewers year after year. With consistently strong reviews, it seems that CBS has no reason to say goodbye to its longest-running reality show.
And it seems that Probst does not intend to go anywhere quickly. Probst and maker Mark Burnett already have plans for how they want to celebrate season 40 and from now on the host still enjoys what he does: “The reason why I am still excited today is the same reason why I wanted the job so much in 2000: I love people. I love human behavior. … It never gets old. “And maybe Probst understood. Perhaps it is the study of human behavior that still brings us back for more.