CBS announced Survivor season 40 will have a three-hour finale, and The Amazing Race season 32 will premiere with a two-hour special!
Survivor: Winners at War will be airing a three-hour season finale on Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00-11:00 PM EST on CBS. The finale will wrap up the show’s 40th season by crowning the winner who will take home the $2 million prize — the largest prize in reality show history.
During the finale, Survivor host Jeff Pobst will also virtually connect by video with all twenty players to discuss the season. Prior to the finale, a special two-hour episode will air on May 6 at 8:00 PM EST on CBS.
One week after the Survivor finale, the new season of The Amazing Race will begin with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM EST on CBS. The following episodes will continue to air in the 8:00 PM EST timeslot with one-hour episodes.
The Amazing Race season 32 will feature 11 all-new teams that will kick off their adventure across the world with host Phil Keoghan. The premiere will see the teams starting the season from the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. They’ll race to destinations like Trinidad and Tobago, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Brazil, and more during the season.
The team that races to the finish line first will be crowned the winners and receive the grand prize of $1 million. The Amazing Race season 32 was filmed prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.
“When Survivor wraps one of its best seasons ever in May, we’re excited to schedule another signature reality series, The Amazing Race, to step seamlessly into the time period,” said Noriko Kelley, Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS Entertainment.
The Amazing Race season 33 had recently halted production as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. None of the racers or production team had contracted the virus at the time.