CBS orders more 'Survivor' for next season

Thursday, November 3rd 2005, 11:04 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ CBS has ordered more editions of ``Survivor'' for next season but it remains uncertain whether host Jeff Probst will stay with the reality series.

The network said Tuesday it will air the 13th and 14th versions of ``Survivor'' in the 2006-07 season. The contract with Probst, who has been with the show since it started in summer 2000, extends through the ``Survivor'' now in production.

That 12th version, being filmed at an undisclosed location, will be broadcast next spring. ``Survivor: Guatemala'' is currently airing.

Probst, 43, told People magazine last month that he is mulling renewal of his ``Survivor'' contract.

``There's the inevitable point where you go, `Do I want to do other things?''' he says. ``But ... I'll never have as good a job as `Survivor.'''

Negotiations on a new contract have yet to begin.

The show from executive producer Mark Burnett remains a consistent top 10 ratings performer and a key part of the Thursday night lineup, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said.