‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Speaks on ‘Big Risk vs. Reward’ Ahead of Tonight’s Episode

by Joe Rutland

Ahead of Wednesday night’s “Survivor” episode, host Jeff Probst popped up on social media with an interesting question.

Probst, who oversees the competitors as host of “Survivor” on CBS, posted a video on Instagram. He talked about deciding whether it’s more important to take a “big risk” versus getting a “big reward.”

Take a look at this minute-plus video.

If anyone knows about the ins and outs of “Survivor” and the game, it is Probst. Heck, he’s wearing three hats as host, producer, and executive director. He has been with the show for all 41 of its seasons since 2000.

The CBS show continues to draw new viewers and old fans alike.

So, Outsiders, if you’re looking to catch up or keep up with old and new episodes of “Survivor,” then visit the show’s website on CBS right here. Turn it on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.

‘Survivor’ Host Offered Some Information On Key Game Changes In The Future

One thing that Jeff Probst did while “Survivor” had to delay coming back on the air during COVID-19 was look at the game itself.

Did something need to be changed in order to make it fresh?

Probst talked about it with Paramount+. He mentioned that taking the year off helped to look at the bigger picture.

Probst said he asked himself and show producers, “‘OK, what do we wanna do?’ And the one thing that kept popping up was fun.”

Longtime Host Says CBS Adventure Program Will Bring Fans Into The Game

For the new season of “Survivor,” the contestants will have 26 days instead of 39 for the competition.

It’s going to be a faster timespan than in seasons past.

Back in September, the new season started on CBS. He managed to have a chat with Entertainment Weekly about expectations for fans entering it.

“The long-term plan is to bring the fans inside the game a bit more each season,” Probst said. He added there will be elements of this now and in “Survivor 42.”

“And like everything else we do, this too is an experiment,” Probst said. “If it works and people like it. We’ll keep on with it. If it doesn’t, we’ll lose it.”

Another test during the times of COVID-19 came with the reveal of the “Survivor” winner. Probst did it via Zoom call for season 40. What’s going to happen in this Season 41? He talked about it.

“Yes, we faced our own dilemma when it came to deciding how to handle the final Tribal Council and the reveal of the winner,” Probst said. “But this was more risk versus risk!” So, watch and see what happens.