CBS Renews Survivor; Jeff Probst Returning for Two More Seasons

Talk about surviving! We've got the details on the reality hit renewal, NBC's finale dates, and lots more TV news

By Jenna Mullins and Drusilla Moorhouse Mar 09, 2011 8:47 PMTags
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Jeff Probst isn't snuffing his Survivor torch yet.

The Emmy-winning host has signed a new deal to return for two more seasons of TV's longest-running hit reality competition series, which CBS just renewed for 2011-12. But is Probst still in talks to replace Regis Philbin? We have some answers, plus the rest of the news from TV world in today's roundup...

Before Piers Morgan replaced Larry King, Probst had been considered one of the candidates for the retired talk-show host's job, and he is still being name-checked as a possible successor to Philbin, who is leaving Live With Regis and Kelly sometime this year. CBS has not yet announced Survivor's next location (back-to-back seasons are now filmed at the same site), but fans can look forward to seeing Probst in his signature chambray shirt and khakis when the 23rd and 24th seasons air in fall 2011 and spring 2012.

NBC: Peacock Net comedies Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Community are getting hourlong episodes for their season enders. That means bonus Adam Scott, more John Krasinski and extra Joel McHale. Always a good thing. Here's the full list of finale dates for NBC shows:

April 4: Harry's Law
April 8: Who Do You Think You Are?
April 19: Parenthood
May 1: America's Next Great Restaurant
May 5: Perfect Couples, 30 Rock
May 12: Community, Outsourced
May 16: Chuck
May 18: Law & Order: SVU
May 19: The Office, Parks and Recreation
May 21: Saturday Night Live
May 22: Celebrity Apprentice
May 23: The Event
May 24: The Biggest Loser

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The Vampire Diaries: Hey, TVD fans, feast your eyes on this sexy photo of Michael Trevino on the cover of BelloMag. A little pick-me-up during your day, right? Yum.

Smallville: Michael Rosenbaum spills on his return to the series finale to Zap2it: "We did four different things. Two nice scenes and then two other specialty things that I won't tell you about." For those who thought he'd have a minor appearance, he reminded fans that he filmed for 19 hours! That's a lotta Lex Luthor!

CSI: NY: Finally! After a long romance drought on CSI: NY, Danny and Lindsay get their flirt on in the library during this week's episode.

Community: Photos from the April 7 episode of Community (titled "Paradigms of Human Memory") make us think that we'll be going into someone's subconscious. And that person's subconscious looks bitchin'.

HBO: The premium cabler is planning a movie about Sarah Palin and John McCain's relationship during the 2010 presidential election. Julianne Moore will reportedly play Sarah Palin.