Twenty former castaways will return to compete on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, when the 20th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres with a special two-hour episode, Thursday, Feb. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS will reunite some of the most memorable, heroic and controversial castaways from previous SURVIVOR seasons. The series’ best strategists will face off in their attempt to overcome — or embrace — the label placed upon them when they return to seek revenge or redemption, all in an effort to win the title of Sole Survivor.
These unforgettable castaways will compete deep in the South Pacific on the breathtaking island of Samoa and will be divided into two tribes of 10 comprised of the best HEROES and biggest VILLAINS ever to play the game. The HEROES have been defined by their decisions of integrity, courage and honor, while the VILLAINS have mastered their skills of deception, manipulation and duplicity.
The series will follow the relationships and conflicts that develop among the two divergent groups. Ultimately some castaways will be forced to choose between pre-existing relationships or tribe loyalty in the spirit of competition. What happens on a tribe full of HEROES? Will the VILLAINS self-destruct or will they be able to co-exist?
Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (in alphabetical order):
RUPERT BONEHAM TYSON APOSTOL
Age: 45 Age: 30
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind. Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Current Residence: Indianapolis, Ind. Current Residence: Heber City, Utah
Previous Finishes: Pearl Islands, 8th Out, Previous Finishes: Tocantins, 8th Out
All-Stars, 15th Out, 6th Jury Member
JAMES CLEMENT RANDY BAILEY
Age: 32 Age: 50
Hometown: Lafayette, La. Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif./Lafayette, La. Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Previous Finishes: China, 10th Out, Previous Finishes: Gabon, 11th Out
Micronesia, Injured, Jury Member
COLBY DONALDSON DANIELLE DILORENZO
Age: 35 Age: 26
Hometown: Christoval, Texas Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif. Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Australia, Runner-Up, Previous Finishes: Panama, Runner-Up
All-Stars, 5th Out
CIRIE FIELDS RUSSELL HANTZ
Age: 39 Age: 37
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J. Hometown: Dayton, Texas
Current Residence: Norwalk, Conn. Current Residence: Dayton, Texas
Previous Finishes: Panama, 12th Out, Previous Finishes: Samoa, Runner-Up
Micronesia, 15th Out
AMANDA KIMMEL JERRI MANTHEY
Age: 24 Age: 38
Hometown: Kalispell, Mont. Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: China, 2nd Runner Up Previous Finishes: Australia, 8th Out
Micronesia, Runner Up All-Stars, 7th Out
JESSICA “Sugar” KIPER ROBERT MARIANO
Age: 29 Age: 33
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif. Current Residence: Pensacola, Fla.
Previous Finishes: Gabon, 2nd Runner-Up Previous Finishes: Marquesas, 7th Out,
STEPHENIE LAGROSSA PARVATI SHALLOW
Age: 29 Age: 27
Hometown: Braircliff, Glenolden, Pa. Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa. Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Palau, 10th Out, Previous Finishes: Cook Islands, 15th Out,
Guatemala: Runner-Up Micronesia: Winner
JAMES “JT” THOMAS JR. SANDRA DIAZ-TWINE
Age: 25 Age: 34
Hometown: Samson, Ala. Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
Current Residence: Mobile, Ala. Current Residence: Fayetteville, N.C.
Previous Finishes: Tocantins, Winner Previous Finish: Pearl Islands, Winner
TOM WESTMAN BENJAMIN “Coach” WADE
Age: 45 Age: 38
Hometown: New York, N.Y. Hometown: Susanville, Calif.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y. Current Residence: Susanville, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Palau, Winner Previous Finishes: Tocantins, 11th Out
CANDICE WOODCOCK COURTNEY YATES
Age: 27 Age: 28
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C. Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Washington, D.C. Current Residence: New York, N.Y
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands, 13th Out Previous Finishes: China, Runner-Up
SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLIANS is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett is executive producer and David Burris and Leisa Francis are co-executive producers.
The SURVIVOR premiere will be preceded by a one-hour special, SURVIVING SURVIVOR (working title), on Thursday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), revisiting some of the greatest moments in SURVIVOR history and following up on life after SURVIVOR with some of the most memorable castaways. The special, executive produced by Susan Zirinsky for Eye2 Productions, contains fresh interviews with SURVIVOR favorites and offers a sneak peak at the new HEROES VS. VILLAINS.
The 20th installment of the groundbreaking series coincides with its 10-year anniversary. For more detailed information on the previous installments of SURVIVOR, please log on to www.cbs.com/survivor