After Ninja Warrior debuted with a record ratings run, Channel Ten's new season of Australian Survivor couldn't have come at a better time.
But according to the network, it was hardly smooth sailing for the reality TV show that returns for a sophomore season on Sunday.
Executive Producer Stephen Tate told News Corp the cast and crew were ready to evacuate while shooting in May and June after earthquake and tsunami warnings.
'We had king tides hit us, we had an earthquake while we were there, but thankfully it didn't create a tsunami, but we were on watch,' said Stephen.
With dangerous conditions during filming, the struggling Network Ten are hoping to capitalise on the drama.
Speaking to News.com.au, plumber Aimee Stanton - who arrived at the Samoan beaches without a jumper or raincoat - said the conditions were 'absolutely crazy'.
And even season one runner-up Lee Carseldine could concur, revealing to News Corp the conditions especially at night are 'hectic'.
'I felt for them (the new cast) when I heard the weather was bad over there, for the simple fact you've got no clothes to adapt to for those conditions.