November 17, 2011 10:30am PT by Philiana Ng
'Survivor' Renewed for Two More Seasons
CBS has given the green light on two more editions of reality competition series Survivor.
The 25th and 26th editions, to be hosted by Jeff Probst, will premiere during the 2012-13 television season. Probst has led Survivor since it began airing on CBS in May 2000.
Additionally, the network has set a premiere date for the following 24th season: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
Survivor is an outstanding franchise,” said Jennifer Bresnan, executive vice president, alternative programming at CBS Entertainment. “Its format guarantees fresh characters, exotic places and fascinating social dynamics every season. And, the show is backed by an A-plus production team that is as passionate as the die hard Survivor fans. All of us at CBS are incredibly proud of Survivor's ongoing success.”
Thus far this season, Survivor: South Pacific has ranked as the No. 2 reality series among adults 18-49. The current cycle averages 12.3 million viewers and a 3.8 rating.
Probst is a four-time Emmy winner for outstanding reality host. Survivor is produced by SEG, Inc. Probst, Mark Burnett and David Burris serve as executive producers.