Survivor Season 41 premiere date and start time revealed

Survivor Season 41 has been in the works for quite a while. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS has had to wait for more than a year to produce the new season. That long wait has been tough for fans, but there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel. CBS has revealed its fall 2021 schedule, which includes the premiere date for Survivor 41.

When does Survivor season 41 start?

The 41st season of Survivor will kick off on September 22 at 8 pm ET on CBS. The first episode will be a two-hour premiere before the show moves back to its usual one-hour slot on September 29. What’s a bit surprising is that this means the show won’t premiere on the same date as Big Brother‘s finale for the first time in quite a while.

Instead, Big Brother 23 ends with a two-week finale on September 29, with the Tough as Nails premiere coming the week after. This is pretty smart marketing from the CBS team. They’ll get a big bump for premiere night, but then the second episode should also get a boost coming alongside the Big Brother finale. Instead of having them both on the same night, the network is letting the two shows breathe, while also giving them both a boost. Plus, it means Tough as Nails gets a solid lead-in when it kicks off.

Either way, we’re only a few short months away from Survivor season 41 finally coming out. That should mean we start to hear more about the cast and twists shortly. Make sure to stay tuned for all of that information.