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SURVIVOR [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#2601-90) "Episode 1"
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CBS ANNOUNCES THE 20 CASTAWAYS COMPETING ON "SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN - FANS VS. FAVORITES"

Editor's note: This release has been updated to reflect the premiere's new 90-minute running time.

Special 90-Minute Season Premiere Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)

BIKAL (FAVORITES) GOTA (FANS)

CBS announced today the 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.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN - FANS vs. FAVORITES and the castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor.

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SURVIVOR (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/31/00 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
28 (15 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 29th & 30th editions) on 12/12/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, December 2013) CBS has ordered two more editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast during the 2014-2015 season. These will mark the 29th and 30th editions of television's longest running hit reality competition series. Five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer. Probst has hosted SURVIVOR since its inception in May 2000. After 27 seasons, 413 episodes and 406 castaways, SURVIVOR remains a gold standard of quality in television and a consistent ratings winner. The most recent edition, SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER, delivered one of the most buzzed about installments in the history of the series as former players competed alongside their relatives for the title of Sole Survivor. The finale of SURVIVOR: BLOOD VS. WATER airs Sunday Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00PM ET/PT), followed by the one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst, (10:00-11:00PM ET/PT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeff Probst as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Burris as EP
· Jeff Probst as EP
· Leisa Francis as CO-EP
· Mark Burnett as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Mark Burnett Productions
· Survivor Entertainment Group