CBS Announces the 20 Castaways Competing on 'Survivor'

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August 21st, 2013

Survivor blood vs water

via press release:
CBS ANNOUNCES THE 20 CASTAWAYS COMPETING ON
"SURVIVOR"

Special 90-Minute Season Premiere Airs Wednesday, Sept. 18

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 27th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The fall edition of SURVIVOR, themed “Blood vs. Water,” will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water?

This edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to “save” their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.

The battle unfolds when these 20 castaways compete on SURVIVOR:

DATING

Tyson Apostol                                                            Rachel Foulger
Age: 34                                                                       Age: 33
Provo, Utah                                                                 Provo, Utah
Former Pro Cyclist/Shop Manager                              Cocktail Waitress/Graphic Designer
Survivor: Tocantins, 2nd Jury member
Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out

BROTHERS

Aras Baskauskas                                                       Vytas Baskauskas
Age: 31                                                                       Age: 33
Santa Monica, Calif.                                                   Santa Monica, Calif.
Musician                                                                      Yoga Instructor/Math Professor
Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, Winner

MARRIED

Rupert Boneham                                                       Laura Boneham
Age: 49                                                                       Age: 44
Indianapolis, Ind.                                                        Indianapolis, Ind.
Mentor for Troubled Teens                                         Merchandiser
Survivor: Pearl Island, 2nd Jury member
All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite
Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member

MARRIED

Candice Cody                                                            John Cody
Age: 30                                                                       Age: 30
Washington, D.C.                                                       Washington, D.C.
Physician, Anesthesiology Resident                           Physician, Army Orthopedic Surgery
Survivor: Cook Islands, 5th Jury Member                   Resident
Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member

MARRIED

Monica Culpepper                                                    Brad Culpepper
Age: 42                                                                       Age: 44
Tampa, Fla.                                                                 Tampa, Fla.
Former NFL Wife, homemaker                                  Attorney and retired NFL player
Survivor: One World, 5th Voted Out

ENGAGED

Colton Cumbie                                                          Caleb Bankston
Age: 22                                                                       Age: 26
Collinsville, Ala.                                                         Collinsville, Ala.
Student Teacher                                                          Post Office Manager/Farmer
Survivor: One World, 6th Out – Medically Evacuated

DATING

Kat Edorsson                                                             Hayden Moss
Age: 23                                                                       Age: 26
Orlando, Fla.                                                               Springtown, Texas
Full-time Student/Sales                                               Real Estate
Survivor: One World, 6th Jury Member

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Laura Morett                                                             Ciera Eastin
Age: 43                                                                       Age: 24
Salem, Ore.                                                                 Salem, Ore.
Co-owner of Morett Construction                              Cosmetology Student
Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member

UNCLE AND NIECE

Gervase Peterson                                                      Marissa Peterson
Age: 43                                                                       Age: 21
Philadelphia, Pa.                                                         Chapel Hill, N.C.
Cigar Lounge Owner                                                  Student
Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Tina Wesson                                                              Katie Collins
Age: 52                                                                       Age: 25
Robbinsville, N.C.                                                      New York, N.Y.
Motivational Speaker                                                  Hedge Fund Support
Survivor: Australia, Winner
All Stars, 1st Voted Out

 
  • Survivor Fan

    28 DAYS TO GO!!!

  • Survivor Fan

    I am a little confused. Are there two tribes this season, or is this a One World on steroids?

  • r0ckmypants

    Yes, Colton! I love to hate that kid!

  • Survivor Fan

    He definitely provides entertainment. It will be interesting to see if he has learned at all from One World.

  • Mike

    Enough with the old players coming back. They had their chance. The medically evacuated…fine, give them another go.
    I can’t imagine the number of people that aren’t getting the chance to play because apparently we wanna see Rupert for the hundredth time. Bringing back the winners for another shot? Obviously they’ll be the first to be go.
    Rant over…I love me some Survivor and I can’t friggin wait for the new season, but damn I wish they’d stop bringing back the old cast.

  • James

    Survivor:28
    Favorites vs. Celebrities

    A guy can hope.

  • Jimmy

    Final 3:
    Gervase
    Tyson
    Monica

    Post-Merge:
    Laura M.
    Ciera
    Tina
    Katie
    Hayden
    Marissa
    Caleb
    Aras
    Vytas

    Pre-Merge:
    Rupert
    Laura B.
    Colton
    Rachel
    Brad
    Kat
    Candice
    John

  • Lily

    too bad Colton isn’t straight. He’d be perfect for Aaryn from Big broter

  • CBS makes me happy

    @ Lily. LOL

  • Matt

    @Jimmy

    You’re a douche

  • Greg

    Rupert? Again? Ugh. NOT looking forward to this seeing at all.

    TIRING.

    Start with a fresh new cast of characters. Jesus Christ. Enough with the tired old former players. Unless you want to bring back some that we really care about…..like the deaf girl and her two wicked stepsisters…now that would be entertainment!

  • Survivor Fan

    Please delete the possible spoiler of the season. I doubt it is accurate and fortunately did not even look long enough to have the names in my brain, but PLEASE DELETE IT!!

  • Bob

    @Lilly,

    That is so funny and so true.

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