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.
CBS has confirmed that Survivor will be back for a 41st season. The good news came as the network released its returning lineup for the 2020-2021 season, further extending the veteran competition series' record-setting run as the longest-running reality show on broadcast network television.
For 2020-2021, only Season 41 is confirmed at this point, but a 42nd is likely.
The current 40th season of Survivor, dubbed "Winners at War", will be airing its finale next Wednesday. As the name implies, every contestant this time around had previously won the competition. The theme for Season 41 has not been announced, but could be previewed during next week's finale. A time frame for its premiere is not known, as filming has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.