Light the torches! 'Survivor' reboots
Luckily for multiple-Emmy-winning host and producer Jeff Probst, there are.
Eighteen new players tackle the show's credo by trying to "outwit, outplay (and) outlast" their rivals as
"We had talked about this idea of 'One World' for a while, and what would happen to the dynamics if we just left (the competitors) out there to live together with no rules. They could build one camp or two, or four. They could cross-pollinate as much as they wanted, but when it came time for the challenges, they would have to be two tribes."
And the changes didn't stop there, Probst notes: "Then we decided to add another layer and do men vs, women, because of the differences in how the sexes behave ... and also the component of men wanting to show off for women, and women using their charm to get to do things. We thought that would really mix it up."
Probst, who also starts a syndicated
On the female side, Probst points to Kim Spradlin, a bridal shop owner who's recently divorced. "She's very likable and has great energy, and she came into this just because she needed a new thing, an adventure. When you get someone in that state of mind, you're getting someone who comes in very differently than a superfan who's always wanted to play. She's got another layer, and that can work for you. But it can also work against you."