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'Survivor' continues to thrive: Season 27 confirmed, possibly more

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Jeff Probst.

There aren't many shows on the boob tube that can boast a running record like "Survivor." The reality TV staple is now in its 26th season, and according to CBS, it's not going to stop there.

On Wednesday the network confirmed the competition will return for season 27 later this year.

"CBS' Emmy award-winning reality series 'Survivor' will return with brand-new episodes for the 2013-2014 broadcast season," an announcement on CBS.com read.

But while the official word from the network only promises one more fall-through-winter season, host Jeff Probst tweeted an unofficial announcement that season 28 is a go, too.

When one fan feared the long-running show would be cancelled, and asked Probst if that was true, the host replied, "nope - we are heading out to shoot 27 and 28 in may!"

The current "Caramoan" edition of the series airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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