It looks like this could be the year that a contestant on CBS’ Survivor finally gets killed by an animal:
“We have a danger problem with animals that we’re trying to figure out how to handle,” the “Survivor” host said. “There’s so much truly wild life out there, we’re not sure what to do. We don’t want the animals around for a safety reasons, but we’d love to have a hippo sneak in every so often. I just got a call from our executive producer that we’ve got hippo tracks at base camp.”
“Survivor: Gabon,” which will feature 18 castaways living in the wilderness in the West African country, will be filmed in high-definition and is slated to premiere in the fall. It’s the first time the competitive reality series has returned to Africa since its Kenya-set third season. Probst said he doesn’t think the snafus will halt production.
“These things for us usually have a way of turning into good things,” he said.
What Probst means with that last line is, “hey, as long as nobody dies but they’re in really grave danger for most of the show, we’ll get great ratings!”