Survivor US Season 44 Episode 01 Description
I Can’t Wait to See Jeff
SURVIVOR launches a new chapter when the Emmy Award-winning series returns on Wednesdays. Stranded in the beautiful islands of Fiji, these 18 determined new castaways will be divided into three tribes of six and forced to form a new society as they adapt to their physical and social surroundings. The mental and physical challenges force players to choose between personal risk and reward, while still navigating the complex social game and attempting to forge alliances to last another day. The individuals competing are from diverse backgrounds with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. The show is hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.
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Survivor is the American version of the international Survivor reality competition television franchise, itself derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons which premiered in 1997. The American series premiered on May 31, 2000, on CBS. It is hosted by television personality Jeff Probst, who is also an executive producer along with Mark Burnett and the original creator, Parsons. The television show places a group of strangers in an isolated location, where they must provide food, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges including testing the contestants’ physical ability like running and swimming or their mental abilities like puzzles and endurance challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is given the title of “Sole Survivor” and is awarded the grand prize of US$1,000,000 ($2,000,000 in Winners at War).
The American version has been very successful. From the 2000–01 through the 2005–06 television seasons, its first eleven seasons (competitions) rated among the top ten most-watched shows. It is commonly considered the leader of American reality TV because it was the first highly-rated and profitable reality show on broadcast television in the U.S., and is considered one of the best shows of the 2000s (decade). The series has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, including winning for Outstanding Sound Mixing in 2001, Outstanding Special Class Program in 2002, and was subsequently nominated four times for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program when the category was introduced in 2003. Probst won the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program four consecutive times after the award was introduced in 2008. In 2007, the series was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it at #39 on its list of the “60 Best Series of All Time”.
The series’ 40th season Survivor: Winners at War premiered on February 12, 2020, during the 20th anniversary of the show, and finished airing on May 13, 2020. Production for the 41st and 42nd seasons was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and instead began production in spring 2021, with season 41 premiering on September 22, 2021. Season 41 was once again filmed in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji.
|#||Season title||Location||Original tribes||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Final vote|
|1||*Survivor: Borneo*||Pulau Tiga, Sabah, Malaysia||Two tribes of eight new players||Richard Hatch||Kelly Wiglesworth||4–3|
|2||*Survivor: The Australian Outback*||Herbert River at Goshen Station, Queensland, Australia||Tina Wesson||Colby Donaldson|
|3||*Survivor: Africa*||Shaba National Reserve, Kenya||Ethan Zohn||Kim Johnson||5–2|
|4||*Survivor: Marquesas*||Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia||Vecepia Towery||Neleh Dennis||4–3|
|5||*Survivor: Thailand*||Ko Tarutao, Satun Province, Thailand||Two tribes of eight new players; picked by the two oldest players||Brian Heidik||Clay Jordan|
|6||*Survivor: The Amazon*||Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil||Two tribes of eight new players divided by gender||Jenna Morasca||Matthew Von Ertfelda||6–1|
|7||*Survivor: Pearl Islands*||Pearl Islands, Panama||Two tribes of eight new players||Sandra Diaz-Twine||Lillian Morris|
|8||*Survivor: All-Stars*||Three tribes of six returning players||Amber Brkich||Rob Mariano||4–3|
|9||*Survivor: Vanuatu*||Efate, Shefa, Vanuatu||Two tribes of nine new players divided by gender||Chris Daugherty||Twila Tanner||5–2|
|10||*Survivor: Palau*||Koror, Palau||A schoolyard pick of two tribes of nine new players each; two eliminated
without a tribe
|Tom Westman||Katie Gallagher||6–1|
|11||*Survivor: Guatemala*||Laguna Yaxhá, Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo National Park, Petén, Guatemala||Two tribes of nine, including two returning players||Danni Boatwright||Stephenie LaGrossa|
|12||*Survivor: Panama*||Pearl Islands, Panama||Four tribes of four new players divided by age and gender||Aras Baskauskas||Danielle DiLorenzo||5–2|
|13||*Survivor: Cook Islands*||Aitutaki, Cook Islands||Four tribes of five new players divided by ethnicity: African Americans,
Whites, Hispanics, and Asians
|Yul Kwon||Ozzy Lusth||Becky Lee||5–4–0|
|14||*Survivor: Fiji*||Macuata, Vanua Levu, Fiji||Two tribes of nine new players divided by one selected castaway, who would
replace the first person voted out
|Earl Cole||Cassandra Franklin &
Andria "Dreamz" Herd
|15||*Survivor: China*||Zhelin, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China||Two tribes of eight new players||Todd Herzog||Courtney Yates||Amanda Kimmel||4–2–1|
|16||*Survivor: Micronesia*||Koror, Palau||Two tribes of ten: new players against past contestants||Parvati Shallow||Amanda Kimmel||5–3|
|17||*Survivor: Gabon*||Wonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve, Estuaire, Gabon||A schoolyard pick of two tribes of nine new players, starting with the
|Robert "Bob" Crowley||Susie Smith||Jessica "Sugar" Kiper||4–3–0|
|18||*Survivor: Tocantins*||Jalapão, Tocantins, Brazil||Two tribes of eight new players||James "J.T." Thomas Jr.||Stephen Fishbach||7–0|
|19||*Survivor: Samoa*||Upolu, Samoa||Two tribes of ten new players||Natalie White||Russell Hantz||Mick Trimming||7–2–0|
|20||*Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains*||Two tribes of ten returning players divided by reputation: "heroes" vs.
|Sandra Diaz-Twine||Parvati Shallow||Russell Hantz||6–3–0|
|21||*Survivor: Nicaragua*||San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua||Two tribes of ten new players divided by age||Jud "Fabio" Birza||Chase Rice||Matthew "Sash" Lenahan||5–4–0|
|22||*Survivor: Redemption Island*||Two tribes of nine, including two returning players||Rob Mariano||Phillip Sheppard||Natalie Tenerelli||8–1–0|
|23||*Survivor: South Pacific*||Upolu, Samoa||Sophie Clarke||Benjamin "Coach" Wade||Albert Destrade||6–3–0|
|24||*Survivor: One World*||Two tribes of nine new players divided by gender living on the same beach||Kim Spradlin||Sabrina Thompson||Chelsea Meissner||7–2–0|
|25||*Survivor: Philippines*||Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines||Three tribes of six, including three returning players who had been
medically evacuated in a previous season
|Denise Stapley||Lisa Whelchel &
|26||*Survivor: Caramoan*||Two tribes of ten: new players against past contestants||John Cochran||Dawn Meehan &
|27||*Survivor: Blood vs. Water*||Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines||Two tribes of ten: returning contestants against their loved ones||Tyson Apostol||Monica Culpepper||Gervase Peterson||7–1–0|
|28||*Survivor: Cagayan*||Three tribes of six new players divided by primary attribute: "brawn" vs.
"brains" vs. "beauty"
|Tony Vlachos||Yung "Woo" Hwang||8–1|
|29||*Survivor: San Juan del Sur*||San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua||Nine pairs of new players, each with a pre-existing relationship, divided
into two tribes of nine
|Natalie Anderson||Jaclyn Schultz||Missy Payne||5–2–1|
|30||*Survivor: Worlds Apart*||Three tribes of six new players divided by social class: "white collar" vs.
"blue collar" vs. "no collar"
|Mike Holloway||Carolyn Rivera &
Will Sims II
|31||*Survivor: Cambodia*||Koh Rong, Cambodia||Two tribes of ten returning players who only played once before, have not
won, and were selected by public vote
|Jeremy Collins||Spencer Bledsoe &
|32||*Survivor: Kaôh Rōng*||Three tribes of six new players divided by primary attribute: "brains" vs.
"brawn" vs. "beauty"
|Michele Fitzgerald||Aubry Bracco||Tai Trang||5–2–0|
|33||*Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X*||Mamanuca Islands, Fiji||Two tribes of ten new players divided by generation: millennials vs. Generation
|Adam Klein||Hannah Shapiro &
|34||*Survivor: Game Changers*||Two tribes of ten returning players||Sarah Lacina||Brad Culpepper||Troy "Troyzan" Robertson||7–3–0|
|35||*Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers*||Three tribes of six new players divided by dominant perceived trait:
"heroes" vs. "healers" vs. "hustlers"
|Ben Driebergen||Chrissy Hofbeck||Ryan Ulrich||5–2–1|
|36||*Survivor: Ghost Island*||Two tribes of ten new players||Wendell Holland||Domenick Abbate||Laurel Johnson||5–5–0
|37||*Survivor: David vs. Goliath*||Two tribes of ten new players divided by adversity: "David" (underdogs) vs.
|Nick Wilson||Mike White||Angelina Keeley||7–3–0|
|38||*Survivor: Edge of Extinction*||Two tribes of nine, including four returning players||Chris Underwood||Gavin Whitson||Julie Rosenberg||9–4–0|
|39||*Survivor: Island of the Idols*||Two tribes of ten new players. Past winners Rob Mariano and Sandra
Diaz-Twine feature as non-playing mentors
|Tommy Sheehan||Dean Kowalski||Noura Salman||8–2–0|
|40||*Survivor: Winners at War*||Two tribes of ten winners of past *Survivor* seasons.||Tony Vlachos||Natalie Anderson||Michele Fitzgerald||12–4–0|
|41||*Survivor 41*||*Production postponed to summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and