Total Drama Survivor is a spin-off series of Drama, created by Ethan Bump, of Mekapanema TV. The show was greenlit for the first 5 seasons, but was originally cancelled on October 31st, 2015. It is the second longest-running Mekapanema TV series, after Drama. The show ended on October 5th, 2016, but was rebooted on August 27th, 2018.

2015 Hiatus

TDS went on hiatus from November 1st, 2015 until December 14th, 2015, when the show had been cancelled in the middle of its second season, TDS: China, which only aired 6 out of the planned 14. The season was entirely cancelled and never officially finished. On December 14th, the show was rebooted with TDS: The Great North, the third season, premiering.

2016 Hiatus

The series went on hiatus from March 9th, 2016 until May 22nd, 2016, when the new season was announced. It is not known why this hiatus happened.

2016 End

On September 11th, 2016, the final two-part episode of Season 11, Happy 1 Year, TDS!, aired. TDS then went on hiatus until October 5th, when Mekapanema TV announced that the show had ended.

2018 Reboot

On March 2nd, 2018, Mekapanema TV announced that Cartoon Network had made a deal with them to produce Seasons 12, 13, and 14 for CN, which ultimately brought TDS back to life after having the last season end in September 2016 and the series have an official cancellation in October 2016. However, that fell through, but on August 27th, 2018 the series was rebooted again, to premiere its 12th season on October 1st, 2018.

Official Description

From the creators of Drama comes a Survivor-esque series based on Survivor, a reality TV series on CBS. Each season, a bunch of teenage castaways are sent to a new location around the world to compete in immunity challenges for the grand prize! Who will win? Who will lose? Who will get severely injured? Who will go crazy?? Find out the answers to these questions right here! On Total! Drama! Survivor!


Season Name Aired Reward Contestants Episodes
Total Drama Survivor: Brazil September 11th, 2015-October 2nd, 2015 $1,000,000 14 17
TDS: China October 20th, 2015-October 31st, 2015 Cancelled, no reward 14 14 (original)

6 (cancelled)

TDS: The Great North December 14th, 2015-December 23rd, 2015 $1,000,000 14 13
TDS: Second Chance December 26th, 2015-January 3rd, 2016 $1,000,000 14 13
TDS All-Stars January 16th, 2016-January 28th, 2016 $1,000,000 14 13
TDS: Panama February 5th, 2016-February 15th, 2016 $1,000,000 12 11
TDS: New England February 25th, 2016-March 8th, 2016 $1,000,000 14 13
TDS: Hawaii May 23rd, 2016-June 8th, 2016 $500,000 14 13
TDS: South Africa June 22nd, 2016-July 5th, 2016 $1,000,000 11 10
TDS: American All-Stars July 22nd, 2016-August 5th, 2016 $1,000,000 11 10
TDS: Cambodia September 1st, 2016-September 11th, 2016 $1,000,000 14 13
TDS: France October 1st, 2018- $1,000,000 11 10

Show Trivia/Facts

TDS Facts