Jeff Probst Talks Survivor 2011 Redemption Island

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Survivor returns for its 22nd season on February 16th, 2011 with an all new twist: Redemption Island. Well, mostly new. Jeff Probst spoke with People Magazine and explained how this second-chance is similar to a recent season:

“We did a haphazard version of Redemption Island a few years ago called the Outcasts,” host Jeff Probst explained to Entertainment Weekly. “It didn’t work and it didn’t please the audience and there was one fundamental flaw – we didn’t tell people up front it was going to happen …

So I have no problem with people coming back into the game because everybody knows up front [now]. A rule can’t be unfair if you know going in. It’s an equal opportunity.”

If you missed the details behind Survivor Redemption Island then be sure to check out Probst’s explanation from the Nicaragua finale.

What do you think? Is a second chance at the prize money fair if everyone knows it’s going to happen? Or once the castaways are eliminated they should stay gone?


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