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No surprise here: CBS picks up more “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race”

Survivor  CBS has secured its two top reality franchises into next season.

“Survivor” has been picked up by the Eye for another two seasons — the show’s 21st and 22nd cycles — while “The Amazing Race” will be back for a 17th edition next fall.

Both pickups aren’t exactly a surprise. “Survivor’s” fall edition, “Survivor: Samoa,” led its Thursday night 8 p.m. time slot, averaging a 4.3 rating/12 share among adults 18-49.

“The Amazing Race’s” 15th edition this past fall also posted solid numbers, improving its adults 18-49 rating (3.7/9) by 6%.

“Race” is also on an Emmy winning streak, having picked up the outstanding reality competition program category for seven straight years.

Tar  “Survivor” returns next month on Thursday, Feb. 11 with “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.” “The Amazing Race’s” 16th edition then launches on Sunday, Feb. 14.

“Survivor” comes from SEG Inc. and exec producer Mark Burnett. “Amazing Tace” is produced by Bruckheimer TV and Earthview, along with ABC Studios. Bertram van Munster, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Amy Chacon exec produce.

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