‘Survivor’ Pulled From CBS’s Fall Schedule
Survivor has been pulled from the CBS fall 2020–2021 lineup due to postponed production because of the coronavirus pandemic, making it the first show to be pulled from the network.
Season 41 was originally supposed to air this fall during its usual Wednesday at 8 p.m. time slot, and production in Fiji was scheduled to take place back in March until it was canceled because of the pandemic.
According to a source, CBS is still looking into when the best time to start production would be. Until then, The Amazing Race will be in Survivor’s usual spot, moving up one hour, SEAL Team will be at 9 p.m. and SWAT will air at 10 p.m.
CBS had originally released its fall schedule in May, and Survivor was still set to air. On May 19, Survivor host Jeff Probst posted on Instagram, “CBS announced the 2020-2021 broadcast schedule today… #Survivor Wednesdays 🔥”
In May, the finale of season 40 had been aired virtually due to the coronavirus where Probst had held the show in his garage. He shared in a tweet of him cleaning afterwards, commenting, “Packing up what is hopefully the last time we film #Survivor from my garage.”
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) May 14, 2020
Season 32 of The Amazing Race was originally set to air this spring, but it was pushed back due to the virus. During this time, Season 33 was two weeks into filming before production was put on halt.