It's been 19 years since Survivor aired on CBS for the first time, and since then host Jeff Probst has driven countless Castaways to the title of sole survivor. After so many seasons, Probst has made it clear that the show is still innovative. Each season brings us a new delivery of Castaways, new challenges and new twists. Season 40 is largely no exception.
But if the rumors are true, there's a hiccup – we will not see any new Castaways. We will see returnees. And among these re-starters one of the most popular Castaways of Probst.
The Season 40
We heard from the Isle of Idols in season 39. So what's on the cards for Season 40? The fansite Inside Survivor has surprisingly revealed that season 40 will be an all-winner squad. The surprise is that Jeff Probst has said in the past that he absolutely does not want to do this kind of season.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Probst once said, "We can not produce all the winners, as a producer, I would never suggest it, I would say it's not a good idea, we have 10 great winners that you would like to return We do not have 20. We do not have 18. Some of the winners do not want to play again. Some of the greats say, "No, we're done."
Probst added, "CBS wants to do that. They are throwing me up all the time. And I'll say, "I'll sit down with you and show you the list!" We do not have it. And if I sit down and we waste our time and I lead you through all of our winners, you would say, "Oh, you're right, you do not have a squad." "We have a tribe of winners, that's it."  Something must have changed, because the cast list for Season 40 is sure to be full of stars, and one of Probst's absolute favorites returns: Parvati Shallow.
Who is Parvati Shallow?
Meanwhile, Parvati Shallow has established himself as one of the most well-known survivor players to play in three seasons: Survivor: Cook Islands Micronesia and Heroes vs. Villains .Shallow won the title of sole survivor on Survivor: Micronesia and was on the last three of Heroes vs.. Villains alongside Russell Hantz and Sandra Diaz-Twine.
Shallow was first known for being a flirt, often using some of the lighter male castaways to get what she needed. There's nothing wrong with that, it's a smart and sustainable strategy. However, Castaway's and viewers soon learned that Shallow was an incredibly savvy player in many ways. With the ability to read the social dynamics of alliances and take determined and courageous steps, Shallow has become an icon who has violated Survivor and has a keen sense of high-level strategic action.
What is Jeff Probst thinking?
Shallow has apparently not only conquered the heart of her other castaways, but also impressed Probst. Whenever Shallow is asked about the best castaways, she leads the list. Very often it is at the top or very close.
Probst told Parade that Shallow has grown enormously as a player. "The interesting thing about Parvati is how it grows, it started out as someone who only had" flirting "as a tool, and when she won the game, she developed into a young woman who knew she had her look to a certain extent But now had to focus on how she should deal with people and convince them to trust her, and when they trusted her, she pulled out the last piece of the puzzle: the ability to be blind. "
Probst told TV Insider: "I love Parvati, because she uses her greatest strength despite the fact that I know she will flirt with me and make me think that I'm the only guy in the room, she knows I'm still That's the power of a woman, and adding that Parvati not only has a strong strategic sense, but also poses a physical threat to victory, she is a damn strong player n in a game like Survivor, which is a game like life. "
But her work has been cut out flat for her. She will be a dropout among the rumored 19 other former winners. This is not a simple contest.