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
04:33
On the philosophy behind casting Survivo r:  getting an eclectic group of people together which would break down societal rules and "build a world"
03:10
Jeff Probst on the early stages of Survivor  production and his autonomy on set
06:23
Leslie Moonves on developing Survivor and the importance of casting the show
08:57
Mark Burnett on the Survivor catchphrase "outwit, outplay, outlast"
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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
01:00
Mark Burnett on creating, casting and shooting Survivor
56:06
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
02:10

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on directing Survivor finales
05:32

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on developing Survivor and the importance of casting the show
08:57

Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray on comparisons between An American Family, Survivor, and The Real World
00:56

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor
04:33
Jeff Probst on how he came to host Survivor
04:45
Jeff Probst on the early stages of Survivor production and his autonomy on set
06:23
Jeff Probst on Mark Burnett's role and involvement in Survivor
03:53
Jeff Probst on his role as Survivor's showrunner and Executive Producer
02:06
Jeff Probst on what made Survivor work early on
03:05
Jeff Probst on the impact of 9/11 on Survivor
01:20
Jeff Probst on casting Survivor
05:04
Jeff Probst on dealing with cast members of Survivor and where they go when they get eliminated
03:04
Jeff Probst on keeping the outcome of Survivor secret until it airs
02:25
Jeff Probst on where he and the crew live during the production of Survivor and the logistics of filming a season
04:27
Jeff Probst on his personal day-to-day involvement and briefings on what is happening with the contestants, and hosting tribal council on Survivor
03:10
Jeff Probst on the contestants' interaction with the crew members on Survivor
01:52
Jeff Probst on bringing his family on location while shooting Survivor
03:41
Jeff Probst on creating, testing, executing, and shooting the challenges for Survivor
05:36
Jeff Probst on the "tribal council" segment of Survivor
03:59
Jeff Probst on his favorite tribal council segments and his interview style on Survivor
04:35
Jeff Probst on season one of Survivor
01:20
Jeff Probst on specific contestants from Survivor
05:59
Jeff Probst on Survivor  villain "Johnny Fairplay"
01:18
Jeff Probst on his favorite Survivor seasons
01:34
Jeff Probst on the fans of Survivor
01:00

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
02:50

Dawn Wells

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Dawn Wells on if she believes Gilligan's Island had anything to do with the creation of Survivor
00:45

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his idea to "supersize" Friends episodes in order to compete with Survivor
03:48

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