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'Survivor' host Jeff Probst signs deal for next season

LOS ANGELES — Jeff Probst is sticking with "Survivor" next season as host and an executive producer.

CBS announced an agreement Tuesday with Probst, who has been host of "Survivor" since its debut in 2000. He'll be back for the 21st and 22nd installment of network TV's longest-running reality competition series, airing in 2010-11.

In a statement, Probst said he was thrilled to continue working on "Survivor." He's won two Emmy Awards as best host of a reality competition show.

The 20th edition, "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains," debuts with a two-hour episode at 8 p.m. EST Thursday on CBS.