'Survivor' Season Premiere Shrinks to 90 Minutes

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February 7th, 2013

CBS has shortened the season premiere of Survivor: Caramoan - Fans Vs. Favorites from 2 hours to 90 minutes. It will now air from 8-9:30 PM on Wednesday, February 13.

Update: A Big Bang Theory repeat will air at 9:30pm.

Below is an updated pres release reflecting the change:

CBS announcedthe 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 26th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The spring edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of one of the game’s greatest pairings: Fans vs. Favorites. Ten ultimate SURVIVOR fans will have the chance to prove they have what it takes when they take on 10 of their favorite players from the past.  Dropped on the exotic Caramoan Islands, the 20 castaways will be divided into two tribes of 10: “The Bikal Tribe,” made up of former players deemed favorites, and “The Gota Tribe,” comprised of ultimate fans of the game. The Favorites may have an edge because of their experience, but they also have a big target on their backs. Meanwhile, the Fans, although inexperienced, can draw on their extensive knowledge of the game to give them an advantage. Who will prevail when these tribes collide and the castaways vie to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the title of Sole Survivor and the one million dollar prize?

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES (in alphabetical order):

 

BIKAL (FAVORITES)

 

Andrea Boehlke

Age: 23

New York

Entertainment Host and Writer

Survivor: Redemption Island

 

Brandon Hantz

Age: 21

Katy, Texas

Chemical Disposal

Survivor: South Pacific

 

Brenda Lowe

Age: 30

Miami, Fla.

Paddleboard Co. Owner

Survivor: Nicaragua

 

Corinne Kaplan

Age: 33

Los Angeles

Clinical Consultant

Survivor: Gabon

 

Dawn Meehan

Age: 42

South Jordan, Utah

English Professor

Survivor: South Pacific

 

Erik Reichenbach

Age: 27

Santa Clarita, Calif.

Comic Book Artist

Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites

 

Francesca Hogi

Age: 38

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Attorney

Survivor: Redemption Island

 

John Cochran

Age: 25

Washington D.C.

Law Student

Survivor: South Pacific

 

Phillip Sheppard

Age: 54

Santa Monica, Calif.

Software Sales

Survivor: Redemption Island

 

Malcolm Freberg

Age: 25

Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Bartender

Survivor: Philippines

 

GOTA (FANS)

Laura Alexander

Age: 23

Washington, D.C.

Administrative Officer

 

Sherri Biethman

Age: 41

Boise, Idaho

Fast Food Franchisee

 

Matt Bischoff

Age: 38

Cincinnati, Ohio

BMX Bike Sales

 

Hope Driskill

Age: 23

Jefferson City, Mo.

Pre-Law Student

 

Edward “Eddie” Fox

Age: 23

East Brunswick, N.J.

Fireman/EMT

 

Julia Landauer

Age: 21

Stanford, Calif.

Racecar Driver

 

Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz

Age: 25

Oceanside, N.Y.

Bartender

 

Michael Snow

Age: 44

New York

Event Planner

 

Shamar Thomas

Age: 27

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Iraq War Veteran

 

Reynold Toepfer

Age: 30

San Francisco

Real Estate Sales

 

SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS vs. FAVORITES is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.

 
  • Fakeem

    Once I saw the commercial and “Brandon Hantz” was in it, I lost all interest in the next season. I’ll watch after he’s voted out, knowing they want him to make the finals, which means i probably won’t see it at all…

  • Carl

    When I read about this season’s cast I can’t say I was happy, but I don’t know why they took away 30 minutes. Are they experimenting with replacing some programming with TBBT repeats?

    I imagine this might affect the CW shows, as they share a somewhat similar audience.

  • Bill W

    The Survivor premieres have generally been 90 minutes the last few seasons, unless I’m remembering incorrectly. I know last season was.

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