‘Survivor’: Jeff Probst Takes Fans ‘Inside the Game’ Ahead of Season 41, Reveals New Strategy Question

by John Jamison

Jeff Probst is excited about the upcoming season of “Survivor.” He’s so excited that he “can’t stand it.” We can tell because he can barely stop talking about it on social media. A few days ago, the longtime host shared a scenario with his fans to get them thinking about how they’d approach being a contestant on the show. Today, he posed another question on Instagram.

Apparently, the situation Probst describes comes straight from the two-hour premiere of “Survivor” Season 41. The long-awaited episode of the hit survival game show will air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. It will also be available to watch on the streaming platform Paramount+.

There are reportedly plenty of changes to the show heading into the new season. But the need for a well-thought-out strategy will likely always be a requirement for any hopefuls on “Survivor.” Do you have your plan mapped out? Maybe it’s time to start giving it some thought.

“Two members of your tribe are forced to be separated, and they have to go do a physical task. Something that’s going to help the tribe, but it will separate them from the other four. Who knows what they’ll be doing or talking about. So which role do you try to navigate your way in? Do you say, ‘listen, I’ll step up and do the heavy work. I hope you guys will reward me with loyalty. Or do you say, ‘no way, I’m staying with the majority because I want to be involved in the alliance talk that I’m certain is going to happen.’?” Probst asks.

Choose wisely. It just may mean the difference between an early exit and $1 million.

‘Survivor’ Season 41 May Not Feature Live Finale

The problem with filming a reality show like “Survivor” is that the contestants all go back to their lives immediately following taping. Since the episodes generally don’t air until months later, this leaves the door open for all sorts of problems with information getting out to the public.

The winners aren’t announced to the contestants until the show has run its course on TV. “Survivor” traditionally does this via live finale broadcast.

Due to the pandemic, Season 40 of the show opted for a virtual finale reveal of the winner. Fans found the whole thing a bit underwhelming. This season? Well, Jeff Probst addressed it but kept his comments vague.

“Should we risk it and do what we always do in the hopes we can do a live finale back in the states? Or do we risk it and announce the winner in the jungles of Fiji and hope the secret stays a secret? What would you do? You’ll have to watch to find out what decision we made,” Probst told Entertainment Weekly.