Sixteen average Americans (eighteen in seasons 8, 9 and 11, nineteen in season 14 and twenty in seasons 10 and 13) are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth. Divided into teams, they particiapte in challenges and every three days, the losing tribe must trek to Tribal Council to vote out one of their own.
Emotions are sparked when loved ones visit the castaways. Also, a tribal blindside could create a crack in the Mason-Dixon alliance, and one castaway could break the game wide open by targeting their #1 ally.
CBS announced today that Survivor has been renewed for Seasons 37 and 38. On the air since the year 2000 with over 530 total episodes, the competition series is the longest-running reality show on broadcast network television.
After 18 years on the air the series exhibits no signs of losing steam, as its ratings consistently top its time slot competition. It is also one of few prime time shows that airs two cycles in a typical television season - another sign that viewers are not tiring of the format.
Look for Season 37 of Survivor this fall, with Season 38 likely premiering in early 2019.