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Hosted by Jeff Probst for two seasons each year and showcasing some of the most exotic places on Earth, the television show "Survivor" has garnered quite a fan base as well as several Emmy wins and nominations along with plenty of accolades from the television industry.

The CBS reality game show is produced by Probst along with executive producer Mark Burnett and creator Charlie Parsons. In 1997 Parsons created the original Survivor, which was a popular Swedish TV series known as "Expedition Robinson."

The premise of the American version of Survivor is a rather simple one, outwit, outplay and outlast all of the other players in the game.

Survivor takes ordinary people from around the country and divides them into teams, deserting them in some of the most gorgeous yet dangerous locations imaginable. Challenges ranging from the seemingly simple to the outright complicated must be completed for rewards and for immunity from elimination.

Eventually, one lone survivor remains after the rest are voted out of the game by their peers. The winner then receives the title of Sole Survivor along with the one million dollar prize.

The elimination process of Survivor is one of the game's most exciting elements. Every few days the contestants on the losing team of the most recent challenge meet during a ceremony known as Tribal Council. There, Probst asks probing questions about things such as the mood around camp, who is in what alliance and how the players are interacting with one another in general.

Although some contestants look forward to Tribal Council, particularly if there is someone the rest of the group desperately wants out of the game, eliminating players always comes with consequences.

After the teams merge into one, players who are voted out become members of the jury, which is the panel ultimately responsible for deciding the game's winner.

As team challenges become individual ones approximately midway through the game, the contestants play for themselves instead of together for immunity and reward. Now is when Survivor becomes even more exciting as players work to secure a final spot in the game all while wondering who can be trusted and who can't.

Since it first premiered back on May 31, 2000 the reality series Survivor has managed to keep its audiences interested with new twists and turns including hidden immunity idols, unexpected team switches and the return of notorious players from the past.

Wednesday 8:00 pm et/pt on CBS
37 Seasons, 558 Episodes
May 31, 2000
Game Show, Reality
7.1/10
Cast: Jeff Probst
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Survivor Full Episode Guide

  • After a surprising tribe swap, castaways from the "David" and "Goliath" tribes must learn to work together. Also, a castaway's typical bossy nature could rub her new tribe the wrong way.

  • One paranoid castaway calls a tribal meeting to put a stop to side conversations. Also, two castaways bump heads when their Survivor lives are on the line.

  • One tribe will bring balance to their game with an immunity win. Also, an early showmance could paint a target on a pair of castaway's backs.

  • The Season 37 premiere: A vicious cyclone stirs up emotions on the first day on the island, and the "David" tribe tries to take down the "Goliath" tribe

  • he castaways reunite to discuss the season. Jeff Probst hosts.

  • Castaways try to navigate their way to immunity when facing the biggest maze in the history for the game. Also, a fire-making challenge could change one person's fate in the game, and, after 39 days, one castaway will take home the $1 million dollar prize and title of sole Survivor.

  • After a tough immunity challenge, one castaway will earn a 1 in 6 shot at the million dollar prize.

  • A visit from loved ones hits the spot for castaways at the reward challenge, and castaways must bond together to break up a power couple.

  • Two people will be voted out in an all-new surprise twist. Also, one player works hard to deceive his tribemates into thinking he has an idol.

  • A determined castaway goes on a mission to break up a power alliance.

  • A classic SURVIVOR eating challenge is back, and individual immunity is on the line.

  • The merge threatens to increase the tension between two ongoing rivals.

  • Castaways burn their tribe's flag in an attempt to reverse the curse.

  • One castaway attempts to rekindle relationships after duping their tribe.

  • Castaways get physical during a classic water challenge, and a pair of castaways on the outs tries to shake things up.

  • A surprising tribe swap shakes up the game and one castaway sets their sights on one of their own.

  • A group of new Survivors attempt to "reverse the curse" of bad past game decisions. Also, one castaway will be the first to visit Ghost Island, and panic sets in at the first tribal council of the season.

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After a 25-year-old contestant unexpectedly suffered a heart attack and died, the show's doctor committed suicide, blaming the media for ruining his reputation.

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Survivor - I Am A Goliath Strong (Preview) Clip (00:31)