CBS has renewed Survivor for two more seasons, keeping the reality competition series on the air through 2013, the network announced Thursday.
The 25th and 26th editions of the series will both debut during the 2012-2013 TV season. Survivor had already been renewed for a 24th season, which will premiere Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8/7c.
"Survivor is an outstanding franchise," said CBS' Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming, Jennifer Bresnan, said in a statement. "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."
Jeff Probst will also return as host and executive producer for both new seasons. The four-time Emmy-winning host will have to juggle his continued responsibilities on Survivor with his new job as host and executive producer of the upcoming daytime talk show, Jeff Probst. Produced by CBS Television Distribution, the new daytime show will debut in fall of 2012. "I am thrilled to continue working on the longest-running reality competition show with the world's greatest adventure crew for two more seasons," Probst said. "We are so thankful for the supportive fans who remain with us every season, and we promise to deliver another year of quality television."
Survivor's renewal comes in the middle of the "South Pacific" edition, which has been averaging 12.27 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
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