New 'Survivor' castaways revealed: Alums and loved ones
by Lorena Blas, USA TODAY
August 21, 2013
''Survivor'' Season 2 winner Tina Wesson, right, and Katie Collins, will be among the castaways competing on ''Survivor: Blood vs. Water.'' (Credit: Monty Brinton , CBS)
CBS reality TV competition show Survivor lives up to its name and returns for Season 27 on Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The new season will bring back some past Survivors. Tina Wesson, Season 2 (Survivor: The Australian Outback), will join the competition along with Gervase Peterson, who competed in Season 1 (Survivor: Borneo) against Richard Hatch, the winner.
The 90-minute premiere will kick off this cycle themed "Blood vs. Water." The game will feature players competing with loved ones as individuals try to "outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor," according to a CBS statement. The relationships might be romantic or might be familial. Siblings, parents, children, spouses and partners will be confronted with challenges and eliminations.
Wesson will be competing with her daughter, Katie Collins, and Peterson with his niece, Marissa Peterson.
The season will mark the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been cut can "seek redemption" to return for a chance for the show's $1 million prize. But there will be a twist: Loved ones will be forced to choose whether to switch places with their partners on Redemption Island, either allowing them to re-enter the game or leaving them in exile to survive on their own.
Other contestants: Survivor: Samoa contestant Laura Morett and daughter Ciera Eastin; Survivor: One World's Kat Edorsson and boyfriend Hayden Moss; Survivor: One World's Colton Cumbie and fiance Caleb Bankston;Survivor: One World's Monica Culpepper and husband Brad Culpepper; Survivor: Cook Islands contestant Candice Cody and husband John Cody; Survivor All Stars (as well two other seasons) fan favorite Rupert Boneham and wife Laura Boneham; Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island winnder Aras Baskauskas and brother Vytas Baskauskas;and Survivor:Tocantins contestant Tyson Apostol and girlfriend Rachel Foulger.