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[08/09/10 - 06:02 AM]
CBS Announces the 20 Castaways Who Will Compete in a Tribal Battle of the Ages on "Survivor: Nicaragua"
The Emmy Award-winning series returns on a new night, Wednesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS ANNOUNCES THE 20 CASTAWAYS WHO WILL COMPETE IN A TRIBAL BATTLE OF THE AGES ON "SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA"

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):

ESPADA: LA FLOR:

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 www.cbs.com/survivor.





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