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[02/07/13 - 01:45 PM]
CBS Trims "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" Premiere on Wednesday, February 13 to 90 Minutes
A repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" will instead fill the 9:30/8:30c half-hour on said night.

[via press release from CBS]

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.

BERNADETTE PRESSURES WOLOWITZ TO MOVE OUT OF HIS MOTHER'S HOUSE, AND SHELDON IS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIGHT BETWEEN AMY AND WIL WHEATON, ON A REBROADCAST OF "THE BIG BANG THEORY," ON A SPECIAL NIGHT AND TIME, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Alums Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton Guest Star

"The Habitation Configuration" - Wolowitz struggles with moving out of his mother's house. Meanwhile, Sheldon is caught in the middle of an argument between Amy and Wil Wheaton, on a rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY, on a special night and time, Wednesday, Feb. 13 (9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actors Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton guest star. (Originally broadcast 11/8/12.)

CAST:

Johnny Galecki (Leonard)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny)
Simon Helberg (Wolowitz)
Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette)
Mayim Bialik (Amy)

GUEST CAST:

Wil Wheaton (Himself)
LeVar Burton (Himself)
Mrs. Wolowitz (Carol Ann Susi)

STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan and Jim Reynolds

TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro, Steve Holland and Maria Ferrari

DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski

RATING: To Be Announced





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