It is not easy in today's television landscape to last 27 seasons. Even if a series was lucky enough to make it that far, how would you maintain relevance and viewer interest?
For Survivor, which is getting ready to reach that milestone, that answered involves "the return of great characters and their relatives," according to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler. How exactly that will work out is still up in the air, but fans are already guessing if the relatives will compete against the family members in different tribes or if they will be teammates.
Even host Jeff Probst does not have much to share at this time. He revealed the twist on last weekend’s reunion show, but did not give any more details.
"I'm very stoked about what we're doing," Probst said. "It's another big twist to the game. Risky for sure but that's what makes it so appealing."
Shooting on the season began earlier this week. Survivor seems to be on a returning player kick, as John Cochran won the most recent season in his second go-around on the series.
Survivor will air in its normal 8 p.m. Wednesday timeslot when it returns this fall.
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