“Survivor” host Jeff Probst previews period 45 and reveals what makes a excellent participant

Jeff Probst previews “Survivor” 45


“Survivor” host Jeff Probst reveals what to hope in Season 45

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With “Survivor” season 45, host and executive producer Jeff Probst has at last gotten his wish.

The impending season of the prolonged-working fact competition display will aspect 90-minute-very long episodes — a alter Probst had lengthy pushed for at the rear of the scenes.

“It can be 50% much more show,” Probst told CBS News’ John Dickerson. “I have been pitching, declaring we can do it, and our admirers will delight in it.”

Probst spoke with CBS News in advance of the new time premiere, stating fans can count on much more innovative worries thanks to the lengthier runtime.

“We’re just ready to have extra exciting,” Probst explained. “We are equipped to do more things, shell out much more time with the players, do far more elaborate benefits and twists and matters that sort of keep our match heading.”

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“Survivor” host Jeff Probst.

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Right after 23 several years on air, Probst claimed “Survivor” nonetheless gets “tens of hundreds of persons implementing every year.” But what makes a excellent participant? Probst attributed it to “psychological intelligence” and “social expertise.”

“What is pleasurable about ‘Survivor’ is you are also a detective,” he stated. “You are enjoying this recreation of who is aware of what, and what do they know about me, and how can I get all over right here?”

Probst reflected on how the show has evolved since its inception, referring to the first period as “‘Lord of the Flies’ devoid of the demise.”

“Where by it is now is that, in the long run, ‘Survivor’ is about this human practical experience, but the entice is the game,” he claimed. “So you layout this intricate sport the place you get to be a detective and use your psychological intelligence and be social — but when it is in excess of, what you know is, oh, it was not about the recreation. It was about the encounter. But you experienced to participate in the video game to get the knowledge.”

“Survivor” returns Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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