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Thursday, September 25, 8pm
Cast: Jeff Probst
Contestants are brought to remote areas of the world where they must build shelter, find food, form alliances, and compete in various competitions in order to become the last person standing and claim the prize of $1 million.
This fall, 18 contestants will head to Gabon, Africa, otherwise known as Earth's Last Eden, to compete in the game of Survivor
. For those unfamiliar with the country, you're not alone. “I didn't know where it was,” Jeff Probst confessed to Entertainment Weekly back in May. “I had to look it up on a map. It is probably the most remote place we have ever gone.” Gabon is located on Africa's west coast, bordering Cameroon and Republic of the Congo. The country is made up of 85% rainforest and features several national parks to preserve the land and wildlife, such as hippos, elephants, gorillas, and leopards.
The 17th season of Survivor
marks the first time the show is filmed in high definition. Does that mean we'll notice a difference? Oh yes, says Probst. “People with bug bites are gonna look worse, people that don't have great bodies are gonna look worse, and people who are really attractive are probably gonna look… worse," he said. Hi def or no def, this looks to be a truly great season of Survivor
and I'm making that claim just based on the location. If they can provide me with some fierce competitors, a showmance, and some tribal council blindsides, I'll be in Survivor
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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