CBS has announced that they will pull Survivor from its fall schedule amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to pull the long-time reality show was made late Tuesday as the producers work to find a way to begin filming a new season. Survivor is set to film in Fiji for its 41st season and CBS is currently working with health officials there to find a happy medium for all parties involved. The network assures viewers that health and safety are the “top priority for everyone involved.”
Taking the air time of the reality show, The Amazing Race will run on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The show finished filming its 32nd season in March before the COVID-19 pandemic forced global closures. Following The Amazing Race, SEAL Team will slide up to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays with SWAT airing at 10 p.m. It is unclear when these shows will debut as neither series has began filming a new season yet.
Much of the CBS production schedule is in limbo. Many of the network’s shows are filmed in California. As cases continue to rise within the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has elected to close movie theaters, bars and other indoor businesses. It is unclear how this may effect the network’s ability to film new seasons of SEAL Team and SWAT.