Jeff Probst to Star in NCIS: Fiji

Iconic Survivor host Jeff Probst is getting into the acting game for CBS, joining the latest offshoot in the network's ever-expanding NCIS franchise, as the network looks to capitalize on Survivor's impressive ratings resilience. The series will film in Survivor's now-permanent filming location of Fiji during Survivor's off-season, and will aptly be titled NCIS: Fiji. Probst has been looking for ways to fill some of the time he on his hands ever since CBS's highest-rated series cut its filming period from 39 days for 26 days. In a cost-cutting measure, NCIS: Fiji will film on many of the same sets used by Survivor. NCIS: Fiji will center on Probst as a veteran member of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service who is tasked with heading the agency's latest unit in the islands of Fiji. While CBS was unsure of how realistic it would be for a branch of the NCIS to investigate crimes taking place in Fiji, they ultimately decided that the premise was no more nonsensical than NCIS: Sydney. CBS is said to be looking at a 16 to 18 episode order for NCIS: Fiji, set to premiere in late 2024. Survivor legend Boston Rob Mariano will star alongside Probst in a supporting role.

In addition to this NCIS offshoot, CBS has also ordered a new Survivor spinoff, also to be hosted by Probst. The series will feature celebrities playing America's most iconic reality-competition show, and is titled Celebrity Survivor: Martha's Vineyard. In the series, twelve celebrities will travel to the tough terrain of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, where they will brave the harsh conditions for ten days of tough competition while roughing it on the island's cheapest bed & breakfast. Celebrity Survivor: Martha's Vineyard is due to premiere in midseason 2025.

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