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Hit Television Series, Hosted by Emmy Award-Winner Jeff Probst, Premieres on a New Night, Wednesday, Sept. 15

Twenty castaways will compete in a tribal battle of the ages on SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, when the Emmy Award-winning series premieres on a new night, Wednesday, Sept. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

For the last ten years, SURVIVOR has traveled to the farthest corners of the planet and subjected over 300 contestants to the harshest environments.  As the next decade of SURVIVOR begins, this new group of strangers will compete on SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA.  The castaways will be marooned in a land of smoldering volcanoes, wildlife and impenetrable terrain.  They will be forced to work together to adapt to their new surroundings, yet compete against each other to the stay in the game or be voted out by their peers.  In the end, only one will remain to claim the million-dollar prize and title of Sole Survivor.

These 20 castaways will be divided into two Tribes of 10 comprised of older competitors and younger competitors.  The Espada Tribe, made up of individuals over the age of 40, must prove they have the life experience and knowledge that will ultimately help them Outwit and Outlast their younger competitors.  The La Flor Tribe, consisting of individuals ages 30 and younger, will have to use their youth and vitality to Outplay and ultimately Outlast their elders.

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (in alphabetical order):


Jill Behm                                                                    Jud Birza

Age: 43                                                                        Age: 21

Current Residence: Erie, Pa.                                         Current Residence: Venice, Calif.

Occupation: ER Doctor                                                Occupation: Student

Jane Bright                                                                 Kelly Bruno

Age: 56                                                                        Age: 26

Current Residence: Jackson Springs, N.C.                    Current Residence: Durham, N.C.

Occupation: Dog Trainer                                               Occupation: Medical Student

Tyrone Davis                                                             Shannon Elkins

Age: 42                                                                        Age: 30

Current Residence: Inglewood, Calif.                            Current Residence: Lafayette, La.

Occupation: Fire Captain                                              Occupation: Pest Control Co. Owner

Wendy DeSmidt-Kohloff                                           Ben “Benry” Henry

Age: 48            Age: 24

Current Residence: Fromberg, Mont.                            Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Goat Rancher                                            Occupation: Club Promoter

Holly Hoffman                                                            Matthew “Sash” Lenahan

Age: 44                                                                        Age: 30

Current Residence: Eureka, S.D.                                   Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Occupation: Swim Coach                                             Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Jimmy Johnson                                                         Brenda Lowe

Age: 67                                                                        Age: 27

Current Residence: Islamorada, Fla.                              Current Residence: Miami, Fla.

Occupation: Sports Broadcaster                                   Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner

Dan Lembo                                                                NaOnka Mixon

Age: 63                                                                        Age: 27

Current Residence: Watermill, N.Y.                              Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.

Occupation: Real Estate Executive                                Occupation: Physical Education Teacher

Marty Piombo                                                            Chase Rice

Age: 48                                                                        Age: 24

Current Residence: Mill Valley, Calif.                            Current Residence: Fairview, N.C.

Occupation: Technology Executive                                Occupation: Pro Race Car Jackman

Yve Rojas                                                                   Kelly Shinn

Age: 41                                                                        Age: 20

Current Residence: Kansas City, Mo.                           Current Residence: Mesa, Ariz.

Occupation: Homemaker                                              Occupation: Nursing Student

James “Jimmy T” Tarantino Alina Wilson

Age: 48                                                                        Age: 23

Current Residence: Gloucester, Mass.                           Current Residence: Downey, Calif.

Occupation: Fisherman                                                 Occupation: Art Student
SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA 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.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA and the 20 castaways, log on to  Photos are available at

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