While reality based TV shows come and go the originator is still going strong. Jeff Probst returns to host the popular Survivor series as contestants are abandoned in an ancient Mayan city in Guatemala. In Season 11 the familiar premise of 16 castaways divided into two tribes continues, however producers will keep things interesting with not one big surprise this year but two.
The contestants will spend 39 days in Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park located in the jungles of Guatemala. The site is the third largest Mayan city complete with ziggurat pyramids, burial grounds, sacrifice altars and legends of spirits from past. The contestants will build shelters and live in communities, work, and play and compete against each other on a weekly basis. They build alliances, friendships and enemies, and vote one member out each week at tribal council. They will be trying to outplay, outwit, and outlast each other in an attempt to become the sole survivor and win the 1 million dollar prize.
Another change that will create some interest is the inclusion of celebrities into the cast. One of the contestants for this season is ex Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Gary Hogeboom. The second is sports radio personality Danni Boatwright who was also Miss Kansas in 1996. While these popular figures will create interest for the viewers it’s unclear if this fame will be an asset or liability with other members of their tribe.
To keep up with all of the latest news from Survivor Guatemala be sure to visit SurvivorScoop.com . This article was written by Gary Mitchell who runs SurvivorScoop and several other entertainment based websites.
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