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CBS Orders Two More Editions of 'Survivor'

CBS has ordered two more cycles of Survivor for the 2012-13 season with Jeff Probst signed on as host
and executive producer.

The renewal brings the long-running reality franchise to 26
editions. CBS also announced Thursday that the next edition of Survivor will premiere Wednesday, Feb.

Probst, who has hosted the show since its debut in 2000, is
also shopping a syndicated daytime talk show for fall 2012, which had put his
further involvement in Survivor in

This fall, Survivor: South
is averaging 12.3 million viewers and 3.8 rating in adults 18-49.