Is Neil Patrick Harris a Survivor: Celebrity?
By Christopher Rudolph
Originally published on Advocate.com February 14 2013 4:18 PM ET
Survivor: Camaroan, the latest season of the everlasting reality competition show, may have just premiered, but host Jeff Probst and executive producer Mark Burnett are already hatching plans for a dream Celebrity Edition of Survivor. Their first tribe member? Neil Patrick Harris.
People recently interviewed Probst and asked which celebrity would he want on Survivor: "Mark Burnett and I really want to do a celebrity version," said the host. "We were just talking about this at a Grammy party last week. Neil Patrick Harris was there, and he told me flat out he wants to play. I challenged him and said 'Do you really want to do it, or is this just a fun fantasy that will never happen?' Harris said, 'I want to do it.'"
Probst elaborated on the logistics of a celebrity season, proposing a truncated shoot so celebrities could get back to their other projects. "If you are a celebrity and truly believe you could hack it, it's time to put up," said Probst. "It would be a shortened shoot — maybe 10 days or so — so you can still get back to do your movies and TV shows, and you won't lose so much weight that your agents will panic. But rest assured, it will still kick your ass. If we can get a truly great cast together, I think CBS would go for it.”
What other celebrities would you want to see eat bugs or partake in jungle challenges? Perhaps recent Amazing Race winners, The Beekman Boys, could be on a rival team to make those tribal councils even more interesting.
Survivor: Camaroan airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.