Jeff Probst on the set of 'Survivor'
Last season of Survivor truly broke ground, 20+ years in for the veteran reality show. We've seen an increase in runtime for the first time in the series history, several record-making plays, and the welcome return of several old-school elements. But it remains to be seen if everything stays constant as the show moves into its latest season.
Read on to find out everything we know about Survivor season 46, including when the new season premieres, who is in the cast, and much more.
When does Survivor 46 start?
During the unveiling of its spring lineup, CBS revealed that Survivor 46 will premiere on Wednesday, February 28.
— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) November 13, 2023
How long will episodes of Survivor 46 be?
Luckily for Survivor fans, season 46 will continue to build on the burgeoning runtimes seen in the previous season. Both the premiere and Episode 2 will air in two-hour installments from 8:00-10:00. The following episodes will then shift to their regular runtime of 90-minutes from 8:00-9:30, a change first instituted in Survivor 45 due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
When is the finale of Survivor 46?
Survivor 46 has yet to announce a finale date. However, if we're assuming it runs the same schedule as the previous seasons, namely airing for 13 weeks, we should expect the finale sometime around Wednesday, May 22.
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When did Survivor season 46 film?
It is assumed that Survivor 46 filmed through the month of June 2023. The season will continue with the "new era" tradition of running for 26 days rather than the 39 days of the first 40 seasons.
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Who is in the cast for Survivor 46?
Check back closer to the premiere of Survivor 46 to find out the cast, including exclusive preseason interviews done on set in Fiji.
What is the Survivor diversity news?
In June 2019, inspired by the events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and discussions around anti-racist practices, a group of Black Survivor alumni spoke up about their experiences and difficulties they faced as minorities on the show. Known as the "Soul Survivors Organization" and consisting of contestants from seasons 1 to 40, they released a widely-circulated petition that calls upon the show to institute several anti-racist initiatives, including casting BIPOC for at least 30% of each cast, hiring more BIPOC as part of the crew, and actively supporting the cast, including mental health resources following the season.
"The entire culture is in a beautiful upheaval," Probst says about the petition, "and our job is to respond to it to make sure that Survivor continues to reflect our culture and our behavior and how we're interacting with each other. Everything that's happening is going to inform the future of Survivor."
As a result of the initiative, CBS announced in November 2020 that it would be instituting new rules for its unscripted shows in the pursuit of increased diversity. That includes a requirement for at least 50% of every show's cast to be contestants who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as allocating a minimum of 25% of its annual unscripted development budget to projects created or co-created by BIPOC producers.
Who won Survivor season 45?
Survivor 45 is still happening at the time this article is being published. So stay tuned come December to find out who will take it all!
What happened to Dan on Survivor?
In a positive stand for the #MeToo movement, contestant Dan Spilo was removed from the game due to multiple incidents involving unwanted touching.
How many seasons of Survivor are there?
Survivor premiered on May 31, 2000, and has aired a spring and fall season each year until fall 2020, picking back up in 2021. There are 44 completed seasons of Survivor, with one soon to finish. When all is said and done, there will be almost 650 episodes of Survivor total.
Where was Survivor season 46 filmed?
Season 46 was filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. The show has been filming in that location since its 33rd season in 2016.
How do I watch Survivor season 46?
Survivor airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Episodes are made available the next day via the Paramount Plus app.
What time does Survivor come on?
Survivor airs in its usual time slot at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Wednesdays on CBS.
Is Survivor on Netflix?
Yes! The streaming giant currently has two seasons available: Tocantins (season 18) and Kaôh Rōng (season 32). Due to this availability, which started back in 2020, the show had a crop of new viewers come in during the pandemic, some of whom even went on to play the game.
Is Survivor on Paramount Plus?
Jeff Probst's 2020 appearance in a Super Bowl commercial for Paramount Plus gave us a hint of the joy that would come soon: All 45 seasons of Survivor are now available for streaming on Paramount+!
Is Survivor on Amazon's Prime Video?
Yes! But you won't be able to binge all 45 seasons of Survivor. Seasons 1, 3, and 12-28 are included with an Amazon Prime Video account.
How to watch Survivor online?
If you really want to watch all 44 seasons, you'll need to stream them on Paramount+.
Is there a sneak peek trailer for Survivor 46?
Check back closer to the premiere of Survivor 46 to view a teaser trailer of the upcoming season.