Survivor Samoa Starts Tonight (Tuesday) On Channel 9 at 7.30pm
Channel Nine at the start of non-ratings period has decided to finally put on a Survivor series on at a decent time.
They have screened Survivor Gabon and Survivor Tocantins on their new GO channel, something I did not receive until last week, so I am really looking forward to the new series. It has been a while since have heard host, he who wears shorts, Jeff Probst say “the tribe has spoken”.
Survivor over the past few seasons has appeared to have gotten it’s mojo back, with the producers pulling all sorts of stunts to ensure alliances cannot become too fixed.
One of the early twists in this series is the tribes have to pick a “chief” who will be the sole decision maker without even caucusing, ie they cannot speak to each other to decide who to vote for.
I will be recapping episodes for discussion on the blog.
But first let’s have a look at the twenty cast mates, if you have a spare seven minutes look at the above YouTube clip of Jeff Probst discussing the cast. And for the Australian readers, root in the USA means to cheer for, it does not mean that he has turned gay.
A list of the cast members is below.
Ashley – 22 year old from Maple Grove, Minn.; works in spa sales
Ben – 28 year old from Los Angeles, California; Mixologist
Betsy – 48 year old from Campton, N.H.; Police Officer
Brett – 23 year old from Los Angeles, California; T-Shirt Designer
Dave -37 year old from Los Angeles, California; Fitness Instructor
Elizabeth – 33 year old from New York, N.Y.; Attorney
Erik – 28 year old from Ontario, California; Bartender
Jaison – 28 year old from Chicago, Illinois; Law Student
John – 25 year old from Los Angeles, California; Rocket Scientist
Kelly – 25 year old from Los Angeles, California; Hair Stylist
Laura – 39 year old from Salem, Oregon; Office Manager
Marisa – 26 year old from Cincinnati, Ohio; Student
Mick – 33 year old from Los Angeles, California; Doctor
Mike – 62 year old from Marina del Rey, California; Personal Chef
Monica – 25 year old from San Diego, California; Law Student
Natalie – 26 year old from Van Buren, Arkansas; Pharmaceutical Sales
Russell H. – 36 year old from Dayton, Texas; Oil Company
Russell S. – 42 year old from Glenside, PA; Attorney
Shannon – 45 year old from Renton, Washington; Sales
Yasmin – 33 year old from Los Angeles, California; Hair Stylist
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