CBS Survivor Secrets, Behind the Scenes, and History
CBS Survivor started on May 31, 2000. Survivor is based on a Swedish show created by Charlie Parsons called Expedition Robinson. The American version is called Survivor and produced by Mark Burnett and hosted by Jeff Probst. The CBS Survivor motto is "Outwit Outplay Outlast."
Little known fact: Survivor's tribal council can last hours. Jeff will continuously grill the contestants trying to get good material.
In Survivor, fire represents life.
Many former contestants have gone on to other successes away from the island. Elizabeth Hasselbeck from Survivor Season 2 Australian Outback is a host on The View. Survivor Season 6 The Amazon's Heidi Strobel is married to Philadelphia Phillies picture Cole Hamels. Russell Hantz hosts Flipped Off.