Survivor: Island of the Idols
|Survivor: Island of the Idols|
|Presented by||Jeff Probst|
|No. of days||39|
|No. of castaways||20|
|Location||Mamanuca Islands, Fiji|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Filming dates||March 21, 2019– April 28, 2019|
Survivor: Island of the Idols is the upcoming 39th season of the American competitive reality television series Survivor, that airs on CBS in the United States and Global in Canada. This season was announced by CBS on May 15, 2019, the same day as the Survivor: Edge of Extinction finale. The season will premiere with a 90-minute episode on September 25, 2019.
Sandra Diaz-Twine, winner of Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and "Boston Rob" Mariano, winner of Survivor: Redemption Island, will return to the game as mentors living on the eponymous Island of the Idols, but they will not be competing for the million-dollar prize themselves. This will be the seventh consecutive season (eighth overall) to be filmed in Fiji.
According to host Jeff Probst, the idea to bring back past champions as mentors came from "wondering how to get a player like Boston Rob, who has said he’d never compete again because he doesn’t feel he’d never really have a shot to win, to return to the show.” The two mentors will be surviving similarly to the contestants, though they will have better initial supplies and more time for constructing their shelter and feeding themselves.
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