FOCUS | SURVIVOR
When we last saw you in May 2020, you were reading Winners at War Tribal Council votes from your garage in Hawaii. Any worries about the future of the show at that point? JP: Making the decision to postpone S urvivor 41 was tough, mainly because of the impact it had on our crew. We were taking away their ability to provide for their families. But I never, ever doubted we would be back. In fact, once we accepted that we would have to wait until March 2021 to shoot again, we took the time as an op- portunity to step back from the show and look at it with fresh eyes. Neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night— nor the occasional crashing wave in the South Pacific—has stopped Je Probst from presiding over every Survivor episode. (That’s roughly 600 torch snus in 21 years, for those keeping score.) And yet, the 59-year-old host and executive producer proclaims that Survi- vor 41 was one of his favorite shoots “in a very long time.” He filled us in from Fiji about the upcoming “reimagined” season.
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MEET THE CASTAWAYS: 1. Naseer Muttalif. 2. Xander Hastings. 3. Tiffany Seely. 4. Liana Wallace. 5. Eric Abraham. 6. Heather Aldret. 7. David Voce. 8. Sydney Segal. 9. Deshawn Radden. 10. Genie Chen. 11. Brad Reese. 12. Sara Wilson. 13. Jairus Robinson. 14. Evvie Jagoda. 15. Shantel Smith. 16. Ricard Foye. 17. Erika Casupanan. 18. Danny McCray.
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