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    Survivor: Gabon

    For all of you Survivor fans out there.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) -- Jeff Probst says the upcoming season of "Survivor" has already hit a few snags.
    Jeff Probst says preproduction on "Survivor: Gabon" is being hampered by some events.





    "Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden" has been plagued with several preproduction problems, Probst told The Associated Press at the opening of the new restaurant Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood on Wednesday. The dilemmas for the 17th season of the CBS reality show, which begins filming in Africa later this month, range from encroaching animals to slow shipments.

    "Our shipping has been really delayed," Probst said. "One aspect of 'Survivor' that is different from a lot of shows is that we have to ship throughout the season, and we're about 30 days behind now, which is a major problem. We're going to be fine on the show, but the crew housing is not there. We're going to be in tents."
    Other than the habitation hindrance, Probst also said a crane had fallen over and a cargo hold containing about $100,000 worth of food had gone missing. The lumber used for building props and set pieces for challenges and Tribal Council, however, had safely arrived.

    Probst said the "Survivor" crew was also having an issue with something that was already present: wildlife.
    "We have a danger problem with animals that we're trying to figure out how to handle," the "Survivor" host said. "There's so much truly wild life out there, we're not sure what to do. We don't want the animals around for a safety reasons, but we'd love to have a hippo sneak in every so often. I just got a call from our executive producer that we've got hippo tracks at base camp."
    "Survivor: Gabon," which will feature 18 castaways living in the wilderness in the West African country, will be filmed in high-definition and is slated to premiere in the fall. It's the first time the competitive reality series has returned to Africa since its Kenya-set third season. Probst said he doesn't think the snafus will halt production.

    "These things for us usually have a way of turning into good things," he said.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Umm are you kidding me Jeff? A hippo is the LAST animal you want around camp. They are responsible for more human deaths than any other African animal fwiw.


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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    There is a casting call in DSM for this... anyone want to join me in applying?


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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is a casting call in DSM for this... anyone want to join me in applying?
    Did you hear the story of the happy hippo (except from Claud)?

    Me neither.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    I've always wanted to throw my name in the hat to be on Survivor. I would go to Altoona if I wasn't going to be in the DR. :-(



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    What does hippo meat taste like to a Survivor? Can you make ribs out of it during the show?


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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    There is a casting call in DSM for this... anyone want to join me in applying?
    I'm in! When and where?



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Thanks for the update. I'm really looking forward to seeing it in HD...
    Should be an interesting season!



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    What's the worst man vs. nature thing that's happened so far on the show? The bite from the small shark?

    For all the places they've been and various wild creatures around, I'd say that's rather fortunate.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Are they going to finally let somebody die on this show? I might tune in for that.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    Are they going to finally let somebody die on this show? I might tune in for that.
    You stay classy, Rochester.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    You stay classy, Rochester.
    Ok dying might be a bit to far. But where is the entertainment in this show past the second season? I don't see more then 2 episodes a season, but the ones that I do see seem to be the same thing that I saw in the first 2 seasons. It is just in a different place.



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    Re: Survivor: Gabon

    mmmmmm twigs and sticks!


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