Jeff Probst Signs on for Two More Seasons of Survivor
Jeff Probst will outwit, outplay, and outlast a bit longer: The enduring Survivor host has signed on for two more seasons, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Probst will serve as the show's host and as an executive producer until at least the end of the 2010-2011 television season, which will include Survivor's upcoming 21st and 22nd seasons.
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"I am thrilled to continue working with [the] Survivor family for another year," Probst said in a statement. "Even in my wildest dreams, I couldn't have predicted we'd still be going strong 10 years later."
Probst, 47, has been with show since its debut in 2000 and took home the Emmy for outstanding host for a reality competition series in 2008 and 2009. Survivor's recent renewal makes it the longest-running reality show on broadcast television.
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"Jeff is an amazing creative talent and an integral part of the Survivor team — both on-camera, and, equally as important, as a producer," executive producer Mark Burnett said in a statement. "For 20 seasons, he has earned the trust of the audience and the respect of Survivor's castaways."
Survivor's 20th season, Heroes vs. Villains, kicks off Thursday at 8/7c on CBS.