Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bad Timing Again For ‘Survivor’ Premiere

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s probably not the best time for the next edition of Survivor to premiere with Hurricane Katrina showing who the true survivors are, but you’d get an argument from Jeff Probst.

The Survivor host says although some people will think tomorrow’s season premiere (Sept. 15) of Survivor: Guatemala on CBS is “insensitive” and “irrelevant” because of the recent Gulf Coast disaster, he figures many more will “feel good” and “comforted” because the show, now in its fifth year, has become so familiar with them.

In his words, “Nobody in their right mind thinks Survivor is about surviving. It’s a show.”

Survivor has a knack – some people may call it bad timing – for premiering a new season after a major U.S. disaster.

The second season rolled out after the 9/11 attacks and Probst admits there was the same concern of insensitivity though they were quickly squashed by high ratings.

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