SEEING MORE SURVIVOR?
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.