SEE­ING MORE SUR­VIVOR?

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Hi tv­plus. With SABC3 bring­ing back Days, what are the chances for Sur­vivor and Amaz­ing Race? – LYNN, CAPE TOWN Not great, al­though it’s clear that if enough peo­ple com­plain, chan­nels lis­ten (see more on p16). With that in mind, we can re­veal that M-Net looked into pick­ing up Days Of Our Lives (1965- cur­rent) as well as Sur­vivor (2000- cur­rent) and Amaz­ing Race (2001- cur­rent). While they passed on Days as it’s too ex­pen­sive and there’s no room in their sched­ules, they’re still try­ing to see if they can take over the two real­ity shows. The is­sue is money, they told us dur­ing a re­cent sit-down with press – M-Net buys the shows in dol­lars, not Rands, but our cur­rency has de­val­ued con­sid­er­ably. They’ve also shot down ru­mours of MasterChef SA (2012-2015) re­turn­ing any­time soon as they’re more likely to spend bud­get on a sec­ond sea­son of Power Cou­ple SA (2015- cur­rent).

Jeff Probst and Sur­vivor aren’t go­ing to M-Net.

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