The world encroaches on reality. '' The Amazing Race '' and ' Survivor ' adapt to climate change and political instability.

Since its premier in 2000, the hit CBS reality game show '' Survivor '' has taken place across the globe, with each season set in an exotic island locale : Pulau Tiga in Malaysia, Ko Trautan in Thailand, Efate in Vanuatu and many, many more.

BUT around a decade ago, the long time host and executive producer, Jeff Probst, had an alarming realization.

A growing population was making it harder to find remote, unpopulated islands. Extreme weather, including rising heat and more intense storms, was making it more dangerous to film. Amd growing political unrest was making it more difficult to work with certain governments or in countries that no longer felt safe.

''When we started in 2000, there were lots of places in the world we could go,'' Probst said in a recent interview. '' But over the years, starting in about 2012- 13, it became clear that we were running out of places to shoot.

Both ''Survivor'' and its sister series, the globe trotting adventure competition  

'' The Amazing Race,'' have been stalwart CBS hits for nearly two decades. Both continue to draw sizable audiences :

The Recent Season 45 premiere of  ''Survivor'' and season 35 premiere of '' The Amazing Race,'' which screened back-to-back were the most streamed shows on Paramount + for that night, according to the network, with '' Survivor '' also topping NBC's. '' America's Got Talent '' to win the night in broadcast ratings.

But while the popularity of these shows has endured, producing them has continued to be challenging - particularly as the world around them keeps changing.

'' Our show is really a time capsule of 20-plus years of seeing the world grow,'' said Elise Doganieri, one of the creators and executive producers of '' The Amazing Race'' alongside her husband, Bertram van Munster.

''The Amazing Race'' challenges teams of American contestants to chart sprawling international courses that take them from one far-flung locale to another, and many of the cities that appeared in the series when it debuted in 2001 have been transformed over the intervening years.

'' We go back to places that we've been to before, but the world has evolved and grown so much, and the landscape has really changed.''

The Publishing continues. The World Students Society thanks author Calum Marsh.


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