For some, the tribe will speak again.
At the CBS upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall yesterday -- during which the network announced its fall schedule -- 'Survivor' series producer Mark Burnett confirmed that eighth season of the CBS reality show series will be the much-anticipated all-star edition.
The series will feature former 'Survivor' champs as well as past contestants who failed to take home a million dollar check. Former players Ethan Zohn (winner of 'Survivor: Africa'), Tina Wesson (winner of 'Survivor: The Australian Outback'), Richard Hatch (winner of the first 'Survivor), Susan Hawk, Rudy Boesch and Jerri Manthey have all been confirmed as participants in the all-star edition.
Burnett also revealed that the prizes would be bigger and better for the special edition. The all-star edition will air in early 2004.
'Survivor: The Pearl Islands', the seventh installment, is set to begin filming in approximately two weeks in Panama and will be broadcast this fall. It is rumoured that 'Pearl Islands' will feature a "pirate theme" and that the Tribal Council area could be aboard a make-shift pirate ship.
Earlier in the day at a press briefing, Leslie Moonves, the CBS Chairman and CEO, championed the success of 'Survivor' and stated that the network was being careful of how much reality fare it airs.
"We are starting SURVIVOR 7 in about two weeks. Who among you in this room, myself included, would have thought there would have been a SURVIVOR 7? You've got to go with the quality. Cream rises the to top. You get an American Idol, you get a SURVIVOR, you stick with it. You don't overload it with stuff," said Moonves.
This is great news for Survivor fans. I hope we get to see Coleen Haskell and Kelly Wigglesworth for the original Survivor!!