39 days had always been the formula. Survivor: The Australian Outback has 42 days. Then seasons afterward stick with 39 days. For 39 seasons of the show, 39 days had been the perfect formula. They changed the number of people who play from 16 to 20 but the game has been 39 days always. 26 days will be the length of the marooning of the contestants. The reason is the contestants must go through 14 days of quarantine before the game start. Despite shortage of days, the show will still have 14 episodes.
The reason is that the contestants must go through 14 days of quarantine before they can play. The last September was the original airing date of Season 41. Sadly its production was suspended because of the Pandemic. The 40th season of the show was the showdown of past winners but even a big season like that never had a reunion show. For 8 Seasons, Survivor had been stuck in Fiji because they have been in contact with the Fiji Government up to Season 42.
Survivors use to have new locations every season but the Production and staff fell in love with Fiji. Fans beg CBS for Survivor to get out of Fiji but they want to stay there due to budget cuts and the free accommodations the Fiji government gives them. The host of the Show Jeff Probst had made a statement before he that loves Fiji and Survivor will stay there. The travel ban in Fiji made Survivor have no fall season last year.
Despite the lack of new seasons last year, The older seasons resurfaced for a new Audience because they became hits on Netflix and Paramount Plus. Actress Keke Palmer never watched a single season and became a fan when she discovered Survivor on Netflix. She wanted a celebrity edition which is unnecessary because celebrities had competed on the show before.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) November 27, 2020
This stream of Reality Pop Made a cast assessment of Season 41 contestants. It is interesting how racially diverse the upcoming season has. Also one of the contestants is Canadian.