Survivor Delayed Due To COVID-19: Know The New Release Date

Survivor Delayed Due To COVID-19

For the first time in nearly 20 years, CBS will not have “Survivor” on its fall schedule.

The competition show is removed from the network’s Wednesday night line-up due to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the network announced on Tuesday. The next season of “The Amazing Race” will instead air in the 8 p.m. time slot this fall, followed by the scripted dramas “SEAL Team” and “S.W.A.T.”

Producers of the show “are continuing to work with officials in Fiji on the appropriate time to start production on its next edition, with health and safety matters the top priority for everyone involved,” the network said.

ET Canada has confirmed that production on “Survivor” — which was delayed back in March due to the pandemic and expected to take place in the summer — still has no firm plan on when filming on the new season will begin.

According to sources “an individual with knowledge of the production” says that “CBS and officials in Fiji are still evaluating the best time to start production due to the heightened health and safety concerns involved.”

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Filming on “The Amazing Race” is already completed, with the new season originally planned to end in May before CBS opted to delay the premiere.

Earlier this month, “Survivor” host Jeff Probst — who is also an executive producer on the show — discussed some of the complications delaying production.

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He admitted, “We don’t have a plan yet. It’s what we’re spending all our time doing because it’s not like we’re going to Atlanta to shoot a show.”

When “Survivor” does eventually return to the air, the new season will air on Global.

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