Survivor 45 kicks off tonight on CBS. It’s the hit show’s 45th run, making it a special occasion for longtime viewers and, potentially, newcomers to enjoy as well. 18 castaways, all of whom believe they have what it takes to be the last person standing, are going to be dropped off on the islands of Fiji and abandoned. They’ve prepared for this but the reality of what they signed up for is about to hit them hard.
Every castaway is going to have to learn to adapt to their surroundings and figure out how to account for their weaknesses whether it’s in athleticism or the social game. If they can’t find the way to balance the two and secure allies, they’ll be voted out as the season progresses. In the premiere, however, they’ll not only be adjusting to the islands but also each other as they’re assigned to teams.
Looking forward to tuning into the premiere? Here’s everything you need to know!
What time is Survivor tonight on CBS?
Survivor 45 debuts Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The new season is the start of a competition series block for CBS that’ll have viewers locked into the network for three hours each week if they’re fans of the survivalist series and The Amazing Race which returns for its 35th season tonight as well.
In the episode, entitled “We Can Do Hard Things,” the 18 castaways will be separated into teams. The first team to complete the first challenge of the season will be reward with camp supplies that are crucial to their survival on the islands. The remaining two tribes will be battling it out for their camp essentials and immunity. Whichever team comes in last will have to go to tribal council and one person will be voted out.
How long is Survivor tonight on CBS?
The premiere episode will be 90 minutes in length, so Survivor will run from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. tonight. However, this isn’t special to the debut. According to CBS’ Fall 2023 schedule, viewers can anticipate 90 minute episodes for the entirety of season 45’s run. This is because of the strike proof schedule the network had to create while the writers and actors were striking. The writers strike is over, but the actors strike is still ongoing.