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[09/15/10 - 11:58 AM]
CBS.com Launches "Survivor: Nicaragua" Online Hub, Featuring New Games and More Prizes Than Ever Before
New this season is a social networking game called "SURVIVOR Cyber Island" that lets fans recruit friends and form an online tribe.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS.COM LAUNCHES "SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA" ONLINE HUB, FEATURING NEW GAMES AND MORE PRIZES THAN EVER BEFORE

Fans of SURVIVOR's 21st Season Can Play the New Cyber Island Game by Entering for a Chance to Win $5,000*

James "Jimmy T." Tarantino, Winner of CBS.com's Online SURVIVOR Casting Call Contest, Is One of This Season's 20 Castaways

San Francisco - September 15, 2010 - CBS.com announced the launch of its SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA online hub, featuring a wide variety of content geared toward the 21st season of CBS's hit reality series which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Fans can participate in a broad mix of new and popular returning online games that include exclusive video content, blogs and polls. The online hub offers fans an inside glimpse of SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, plus the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in prize money and trips to Nicaragua and the season's finale taping.

New this season is a social networking game called "SURVIVOR Cyber Island" that lets fans recruit friends and form an online tribe to participate in tasks and challenges based on current and past SURVIVOR episodes. The winner of the "SURVIVOR Cyber Island" game will be awarded a grand prize of $5,000*.

Also new this season is the "SURVIVOR Ultimate Fan Contest," which gives fans the chance to earn points and badges for completing games, trivia, and interacting with other SURVIVOR fans. The contest features a grand prize of a trip to the season finale taping**. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Nicaragua by playing "SURVIVOR Fantasy"*** or win $10,000 by voting in the weekly "Player of the Week**** Sweepstakes."

Fans are also buzzing about James "Jimmy T." Tarantino, winner of the online "SURVIVOR Casting Call." The contest encouraged fans to submit videos of themselves explaining why they were the ultimate SURVIVOR for a chance to audition and be on the show. Jimmy's submission earned him the most votes, and he was selected by SURVIVOR as one of the coveted 20 castaways on this season's SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA.

"Even in its 21st edition, SURVIVOR continues to be one of the most popular reality series today, both on-air and online," says Jeff Clark, VP of CBS.com. "Since the fan base for this program is one of the most passionate and engaged audiences we have on CBS.com, it's important to provide those fans with a robust and interactive online experience that exceeds their expectations. We are confident that the experience we've developed will do just that."

Twenty castaways will compete in a tribal battle of the ages on SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, when the Emmy Award-winning series premieres on a new time slot tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Since the spring of 2000, SURVIVOR has traveled to the farthest corners of the planet with over 300 contestants attempting to Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast each other in the quest for $1 Million.

For more information about the SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA online hub, visit http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. or D.C., 18 (or age of majority) and older. Void in Puerto Rico, US Territories, Possessions and where prohibited by law. Registration period ends at 11:59:59 PM, PT on 12/01/10. Contest ends at 11:59:59 AM, ET on 12/19/10. See Official Rules at cbs.com/sprint.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Open to legal residents of the 50 US or DC, 18 (or age of majority) and older. Void in Puerto Rico, US Territories, Possessions and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes ends at 7:59:59 PM, ET on 12/01/10. For complete Rules visit CBS.com/Survivor.

***NO PURCHASE OR USE OF WIRELESS NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. or D.C., 18 (or age of majority) and older. Void where prohibited. Msg&data rates may apply for accessing game, available only through Sprint on your mobile phone, other charges may apply. Registration period ends at 8 PM, ET on 12/02/10. Contest ends at 8 PM, ET on 12/19/10. See Official Rules at cbs.com/sprint.

**** NO PURCHASE OR USE OF WIRELESS NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18 (or age of majority) and older. Void where prohibited. Msg&Data Rates will apply and be charged according to your Wireless plan terms and conditions or deducted from your prepaid balance, other charges may apply. Promotion ends at 11:59:59 AM, PT on 12/19/10. See Official Rules at cbs.com/sprint.

About CBS.com

CBS.com, the online home of America's most-watched network, is the #1 broadcast network site in streaming, minutes and viewers, leading the entertainment category every month in 2009. With interactive features, extended episodes, sneak peaks, forums, an HD video gallery, social viewing rooms and fantasy games, CBS.com allows fans to stay connected to their favorite shows before, during and after the broadcast.

To follow CBS.com on Twitter, please visit: www.twitter.com/cbstweet

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 200 million people visiting its properties each month, it is the eighth-largest Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which includes CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET, CBS RADIO and Last.fm, span popular categories such as technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.

To follow CBS Interactive on Twitter, please visit: www.twitter.com/cbsi





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