Without much warning Friday morning, CBS revealed the cast for the upcoming 26th season of Survivor, with "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites."
20 cast members in all will compete for the one million dollar prize, in this the second "Fans vs. Favorites" season. CBS also announced that the premiere episode on Wednesday, Feb 13, will be a two-hour episode to kick-start the new season.
So who is returning as a "Favorite?" Who is appearing for the first time as a "Fan?" Meet your cast:
- Andrea Boehlke, 23 - (appeared on season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island)
- Brandon Hantz, 21 - (appeared on season 23, Survivor: South Pacific)
- Brenda Lowe, 30 - (appeared on season 21, Survivor: Nicaragua)
- Corinne Kaplan, 33 - (appeared on season 17, Survivor: Gabon)
- Dawn Meehan, 42 - (appeared on season 23, Survivor: South Pacific)
- Erik Reichenbach, 27 - (appeared on season 16, Survivor: Micronesia, Fans vs Favorites)
- Francesca Hogi, 38 - (appeared on season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island)
- John Cochran, 25 - (appeared on season 23, Survivor: South Pacific)
- Phillip Sheppard, 54 - (appeared on season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island)
- Malcolm Freberg, 25 - (appeared on season 25, Survivor: Philippines)
- Laura Alexander, 23 - Administrative Officer from Washington D.C.
- Sherri Biethman, 41 - Fast Food Franchisee from Boise, Idaho
- Matt Bischoff, 38 - BMX Bike Sales from Cincinnati, Ohio
- Hope Driskill, 23 - Pre-Law Student from Jefferson City, Missouri
- Edward "Eddie" Fox, 23 - Fireman/EMT from East Brunswick, New Jersey
- Julia Landauer, 21 - Race car Driver from Stanford, California
- Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, 25 - Bartender from Oceanside, New York
- Michael Snow, 44 - Event Planner from New York, New York
- Shamar Thomas, 27 - Iraq War Veteran from Brooklyn, New York
- Reynold Toepfer, 30 - Real Estate Sales from San Francisco, California
"Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" debuts on Wednesday, Feb 13 at 8 p.m. on CBS!
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