Moving away from its tropical island format, the "Survivor" reality show's 34th season will be held in a tenement in the South Side of Chicago.
"We felt we needed a bit more danger in the show as well as a change of scene," said LeRoy Brown, the show's spokesman.
The basic format of the show will remain the same with a few interesting twists. They will no longer place contestants into "tribes", they will, instead, be placed into "gangs" and will have to wear gang "colors" so the TV audience can tell them apart. The contestants are then sent out of the studio, into streets that are occupied by real gangs.
"The contests will mostly involve drug buys and various types of gang initiations," LeRoy explained, "such as the 'beat-in' and the 'sexed-in.' We are quite proud of the fact that the 'sexed-in' is gender neutral. Also, the Immunity Idol is being replaced with a bullet proof vest."
When asked about the safety of the participants, LeRoy said, "We'll do what we can, but one of our goals for this new format is to reduce the number of votes we have to take, if you get my drift."