WATCH Magazine: October 2022: 60 Minutes


SURVIVOR Season 43 premieres with a two-hour episode on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+

WHEN IT COMES to Survivor , Jeff Probst’s enthusiasm has not waned—even after 22 years. “I get asked all the time if it’s genu- ine or put on—it’s genuine,” says the Emmy-winning host. “And it’s genuine because I genuinely love my job. I love human behavior. I love game design. And I love being a storyteller with all these other great storytellers. It doesn’t really get much better than that.” This season’s castaways include a former gang member turned Ph.D. candidate, an OR doc, a psychologist, and a contestant gunning to be the youngest winner in Sur- vivor history. “What continues to surprise me about Survivor is the unpredictability,” Probst says. “We could design the exact same game every season, but when you bring new groups of players in, that’s the unpredictable nature.”

Castaways and camera crew brave the waves in Fiji.

“There’s nowhere to hide on Survivor . So you have to step up and give your

best, and if you fail, you better figure out how to recover.”


400 crew members work on Survivor every season.

646 contestants to date

132 hidden immunity idols

639 torches snuffed by Jeff

64 Emmy nominations

1 , 645 total days played

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