By Tim Kenneally
“Survivor” has managed to outwit, outplay and outlast itself into two more cycles.
CBS announced on Wednesday that the new cycles will run in the 2012-13 season. The network also said that the next cycle will premiere Feb. 15.
Jeff Probst will resume his duties as host and executive producer of the series, which premiered in the U.S. in 2000.
Thanking the fans “who remain with us every season,” Probst vowed, “we promise to deliver another year of quality television.”
Despite its advanced age, “Survivor” has remained a robust performer for CBS. Its current, twenty-third edition has averaged a healthy 3.8/11 in the advertiser-friendly adults 18-49 demographic, with an average 12.2 million total viewers.
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