Survivor


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Survivor is a reality television game show format produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a system of progressive elimination, allowing the contestants to vote off other tribe members until only one final contestant remains and wins the title of "Sole Survivor". The format for Survivor was created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. The show is credited for making Reality television a popular T.V. genre.

Highlights
Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor
On the philosophy behind casting Survivo r:  getting an eclectic group of people together which would break down societal rules and "build a world"
Jeff Probst on the early stages of Survivor  production and his autonomy on set
Leslie Moonves on developing Survivor and the importance of casting the show
Mark Burnett on the Survivor catchphrase "outwit, outplay, outlast"
Who talked about this show

Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett on the Survivor catchphrase "outwit, outplay, outlast"
Mark Burnett on how lessons learned from Eco-Challenge led to creating Survivor
Mark Burnett on creating, casting and shooting Survivor
Mark Burnett on the origin of the tribe names on Survivor
Mark Burnett on how he found the island location for Survivor
Mark Burnett on the directorial and lighting decisions behind Survivor's tribal council
Mark Burnett on trying to talk Jeff Probst out of hosting Survivor
Mark Burnett on how no pickups are ever shot for Survivor; on preparing for shoots with the "dream team"
Mark Burnett on early criticism of Survivor  and his vindication in its success; questioning the meaning of reality tv as a genre
On letting the challenge winners on Survivor  watch snippets of unaired episodes while still on the island
Mark Burnett on shooting the finale of Survivor live; his level of involvement with the show
Mark Burnett on the greater meaning of Survivor as a morality play
Mark Burnett on the future of Survivor

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on directing Survivor finales

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on developing Survivor and the importance of casting the show

Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray on comparisons between An American Family, Survivor, and The Real World

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor
Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor
Jeff Probst on the early stages of Survivor production and his autonomy on set
Jeff Probst on Mark Burnett's role and involvement in Survivor
Jeff Probst on his role as Survivor's showrunner and Executive Producer
Jeff Probst on what made Survivor work early on
Jeff Probst on the impact of 9/11 on Survivor
Jeff Probst on casting Survivor
Jeff Probst on dealing with cast members of Survivor and where they go when they get eliminated
Jeff Probst on keeping the outcome of Survivor secret until it airs
Jeff Probst on where he and the crew live during the production of Survivor and the logistics of filming a season
Jeff Probst on his personal day-to-day involvement and briefings on what is happening with the contestants, and hosting tribal council on Survivor
Jeff Probst on the contestants' interaction with the crew members on Survivor
Jeff Probst on bringing his family on location while shooting Survivor
Jeff Probst on creating, testing, executing, and shooting the challenges for Survivor
Jeff Probst on the "tribal council" segment of Survivor
Jeff Probst on his favorite tribal council segments and his interview style on Survivor
Jeff Probst on season one of Survivor
Jeff Probst on specific contestants from Survivor
Jeff Probst on Survivor  villain "Johnny Fairplay"
Jeff Probst on his favorite Survivor seasons
Jeff Probst on the fans of Survivor

Dean Valentine

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Dean Valentine on acquiring Buffy the Vampire Slayer from The WB for UPN, and on missing out on Survivor

Dawn Wells

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Dawn Wells on if she believes Gilligan's Island had anything to do with the creation of Survivor

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his idea to "supersize" Friends episodes in order to compete with Survivor

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