By Lynette Rice
March 09, 2011 at 08:30 PM EST

Image Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSCBS announced today that it has ordered 23rd and 24th editions of Survivor for the 2011-2012 season.  And the news only gets better: Jeff Probst has signed a new pact that will keep him on as host and executive producer for both installments.

“Survivor’ is a program franchise that continues to stand the test of time.  Each season delivers new faces, exotic places, the ultimate social experiment combined with game play, and one of the most engaged audiences anywhere on primetime television,” said Jennifer Bresnan, CBS Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, in a statement. 

The current edition, Redemption Island, is averaging 11.7 million viewers, as well as a 3.4 rating/10 share in adults 18-49. It’s improved its year-ago time period average by 150% in viewers and 162% in adults 18-49.

Probst is a three-time Emmy winner for hosting the long running competition reality show.