Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites premieres tonight with a special 90-minute episode on CBS. It’s a season that Probst is already predicting will go down as one of the show’s best ever. With season 26 now set for lift-off (and you can watch the first five minutes of the premiere right here), we invited Probst to stop by EW studio — basically, an empty office next to mine — and take stock of the Survivor franchise. And stop by he did. On the newest InsideTV Podcast, Probst explains why returning players are here to stay, why he does not let critics who say he is too involved in the game get to him, where all those Survivor spoilers are coming from, and one controversial twist he would like to see back on the show. He also answers questions from you, the fans, including one from a former Survivor winner! Speaking of winners, could an all winners season be coming up soon? Probst sheds light on that subject as well.
And what does Jeff Probst do when he’s not running a reality show, hosting a talk show, directing a movie, and being a family man? He writes a book! Stranded tells the tale of four kids who are, yes, stranded on an island in the South Pacific after a massive storm. Jeff talks about why he decided to write an adventure for the elementary and middle school set. And just because why the hell not, he even reads an excerpt from another recently-released book from someone in the Survivor family.
It’s a fun, candid, and revealing chat with the Emmy winning host, and a must-listen for any Survivor fan. To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast.
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