The Joint Tribal Council
is a Survivor twist
where two tribes
both attend a single Tribal Council
as a group.
It is not to be confused with a Double Tribal Council, where the tribes attend two separate Tribal Councils.
In Survivor: Samoa, a planned Double Tribal Council was canceled after Russell Swan was medically evacuated from the game. As a result, both the Foa Foa and Galu tribes attended Tribal Council together, but no one was voted out.
In Survivor: One World, a Joint Tribal Council was held to announce the evacuation of Colton Cumbie. Again, no one was voted out. The Manono and Salani tribes merged at this Tribal Council.
In Survivor: Game Changers, during the three-tribe stage, Tavua won a three-tribe Immunity Challenge, sending Mana and Nuku to a Joint Tribal Council where only one person was to be voted out. Nuku's numbers advantage was negated by a well-played Hidden Immunity Idol, and they lost Malcolm Freberg in a 5-0 vote.
Contestants eliminated at a Joint Tribal Council
|| Foa Foa
||Due to the unforeseen evacuation of Russell S., the planned Double Tribal Council was canceled altogether, and the tribes were merely informed of his game status and health condition.
||Following Colton's evacuation, both tribes were sent to Tribal Council to not only discuss the incident, but also to merge the remaining castaways.
||The first deliberate Joint Tribal Council where two tribes were sent to Tribal Council to vote one person out.