The 2010 Survivor season premiere finally airs this week on CBS. The 2010 Survivor season premiere will be on a Wednesday this year, though, so fans of the hit reality competition show need to make sure that they adjust their personal television schedules this week. In order to not go head-to-head with a tough Thursday night schedule from most of the other networks, Survivor has moved to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. This is a move that has already upset some fans of the show who had grown accustomed to the Thursday night timeslot. Hopefully the move doesn’t cause the show to take a huge hit in ratings.
The 21st season of Survivor will take place in Nicaragua this fall, with the season premiere airing for the first time on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Survivor Nicaragua will be at 8 p.m. each week, with the main viewing competition coming from Hell’s Kitchen on Fox and the new spy show Undercovers on NBC. Both of those shows premiere on Sept. 22, giving Survivor Nicaragua a chance to grab viewers a week earlier. It’s also the same timeslot for America’s Next Top Model on The CW, as well as The Middle over on ABC. It’s a pretty packed schedule for Wednesday night television this fall.
Survivor is still one of the most popular shows on television, even though they are heading into the 21st season of the show. In order to shake things up a bit, they are going to try something new with this cast of 20 people. The two tribes will be split up based on their ages, making one tribe with everyone 40 years of age and older, and nearly everyone on the other tribe in their 20s. It should provide for some very interesting dynamics within the show this year, and there are a couple of advantages and disadvantages that can be seen within each of the tribes right away.
In addition to the tribe split, there is also going to be a celebrity on the show this season, as former college and NFL coach Jimmy Johnson will be on the elder tribe. It will be very interesting to see how long he can survive on the show with nearly everyone there knowing who he is already. That could either turn into a huge asset for him, or work against him right away if some of the other tribe members feel that because he is already rich, he doesn’t deserve a chance at the money. We will find out how that will play out very soon, as the Survivor Nicaragua season premiere is Wednesday night, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.