CBS today announced the 19 new castaways who will compete in Survivor: Fiji when the 14th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Survivor: Fiji will feature a diverse cast of Americans who will begin the series as one tribe with plenty of supplies and resources on their island to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On Day Three, the castaways will be split into two tribes, selected by one of their own as a result of events to take place prior to the first Immunity Challenge. The tribe that wins the first Immunity Challenge will return to the camp of copious resources while the losing tribe must relocate to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source.
In addition, throughout the series, at least one castaway in each episode will be banished to a separate island (Exile Island) miles away from camp. The castaways will learn that there is a Hidden Immunity Idol located somewhere at each tribe camp and that a new clue to their whereabouts will be waiting for the latest person sent to Exile Island. Such a twist offers the opportunity for more than one individual to be in possession of a Hidden Immunity Idol at the same time. These Hidden Immunity Idols may be played at future Tribal Councils if the possessor feels they are in danger of being voted off the island.
Castaways competing in Survivor: Fiji (in alphabetical order) are:
Los Angeles (originally from Colombia)
KENWARD "BOO" BERNIS
Martinez, Calif. (born in Hong Kong, raised in Borneo, Malaysia)
Santa Monica, Calif. (originally from Kansas City, Kan.)
Los Angeles (originally from New Orleans)
Lake Charles, La.
Civil Engineer Manager
ANDRIA "DRE" HERD
Wilmington, N. C.
Boulder, Colo. (originally from Montpelier, Vt.)
Interactive Internet Producer
Ross, Calif. (born in Hong Kong)
Wheeling, Ill. (born in Seoul, Korea)
LISETTE "LISI" LINARES
Los Angeles (originally from Miami)
Customer Service Representative
Los Angeles (originally from Boston)
Miami Beach, Fla. (originally from Puerto Rico)
Expert Witness Locator
School Bus Driver
San Antonio, Texas (originally from Venezuela)
Survivor: Fiji is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers. Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.