The premiere of Survivor: Caramoan has been cut from 2-hours to 90-minutes – and no one really knows why.
CBS decided to chop Survivor by a half an hour and air a RERUN of The Big Bang Theory in it’s place. Doesn’t exactly make sense unless the premiere episode was lackluster or something.
From the official CBS press release:
CBS has shortened the season premiere of Survivor: Caramoan – Fans Vs. Favorites from 2 hours to 90 minutes. It will now air from 8-9:30 PM on Wednesday, February 13. Update: A Big Bang Theory repeat will air at 9:30pm.
The spring edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of one of The Game’s greatest pairings: Fans vs. Favorites. Ten ultimate SURVIVOR fans will have the chance to prove they have what it takes when they take on 10 of their favorite players from the past. Dropped on the exotic Caramoan Islands, the 20 castaways will be divided into two tribes of 10: “The Bikal Tribe,” made up of former players deemed favorites, and “The Gota Tribe,” comprised of ultimate fans of The Game. The Favorites may have an edge because of their experience, but they also have a big target on their backs. Meanwhile, the Fans, although inexperienced, can draw on their extensive knowledge of The Game to give them an advantage. Who will prevail when these tribes collide and the castaways vie to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the title of Sole Survivor and the one million dollar prize?
Why do you think CBS chopped it by 30-minutes? Any theories floating around out there?