Jeff Probst Survivor's New Rules - Redemption Island Second Chances

By: John Lester
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 27, 2021

Jeff Probst Survivor's New Rules. Jeff Probst explains Survivor's new rules for Redemption Island that offers second chances. The producers got together and came up with a few twists to shake things up on the CBS TV series.

Probst explains the new measures for "Suvivor: Redemption Island," which which premieres Feb. 16 on CBS. When a contestant is voted off, he or she won't leave the game completely. Instead, they move to Redemption Island, where he or she will face off against the next person voted off in a duel.

"We did a haphazard version of Redemption Island a few years ago called the Outcasts," Probst told Entertainment Weekly. "It didn't work and it didn't please the audience and there was one fundamental flaw -- we didn't tell people up front it was going to happen ... So I have no problem with people coming back into the game because everybody knows up front [now]. A rule can't be unfair if you know going in. It's an equal opportunity."

Former castaways seem to like the challenge and the new Survivor format. "I like the new twist," says Nicaragua player Jimmy Johnson. "It's cool because there are so many people who are voted off who are just stressed out that I wanted them to have a second chance."