Hosted by Jeff Probst, a select number of castaways are marooned in a remote area, varying in location with each competitive installment.
Each location has its own beauty and dangers, but the
castaways have to remain focused. As competitors, they
are forced to band together, carve out a new existence
and use their collective wits to make surviving, without
any conveniences of the modern world, a little easier.
Day by day the location and tropical sun will test the
endurance of the castaways. The survivors must form their
own cooperative island society, building shelter, gathering
and catching food, and participating in contests for rewards.
Those who succeed in the day-to-day challenges will be
rewarded with items to make island life more bearable —
simple comforts which may include food, pillows, cold beer,
and clean clothing. Those who fail, must do without.
At the conclusion of each episode, the participants attend
a tribal council. At this meeting, each person places a secret
ballot vote to send one fellow castaway home, eliminating
him or her from eligibility for the prize money. Week by
week, one by one, the tribe shrinks until at the end of the
final episode, only two survivors remain. At that point,
the seven most recently eliminated castaways will return
to form the final tribal council and decide who will be the
final survivor, the winner of $1,000,000!
The final Survivor will be the member who was able to
Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.