'Survivor' Viewers to Vote on Next Season's Cast

Thirty-two former players are being given a second chance at competing for the $1 million prize.
CBS
Jeff Probst

Survivor viewers will get to have their say in who competes on the next season of the reality competition.

CBS said Wednesday that, in a series first, fans of the show will choose the 20 castaways who will compete on the 31st season, debuting in the fall.

Fans can choose from 32 pre-selected former players, from all 30 previous seasons, who have never won the game but want a second chance at competing for the $1 million prize. Each of the former players has competed only once before.

Survivor viewers will get to have their say in who competes on the next season of the reality competition.

CBS said Wednesday that, in a series first, fans of the show will choose the 20 castaways who will compete on the 31st season, debuting in the fall.

Fans can choose from 32 pre-selected former players, from all 30 previous seasons, who have never won the game but want a second chance at competing for the $1 million prize. Each of the former players has competed only once before.

Voting is open at cbs.com/survivorsecondchance, where each of the 32 hopefuls have posted a video making their case at why the deserve a second shot in the game. The top 10 women and 10 men will make the final cut; the new cast will be revealed during the Season 30 live reunion show, following the finale, airing at 10 p.m. May 20.

"The idea of a 'second chance' season started brewing during our first season, the moment Kelly Wigelsworth lost to Richard Hatch, in the summer of 2000," says host Jeff Probst, who also executive produces with Mark Burnett. "Since their respective seasons ended, these players have been begging for another shot, and this is a fun way to allow our loyal fans to be involved in the creative process."

 

 

The 32 eligible would-be castaways are (in order by season):

WOMEN
Kelly Wiglesworth (Season 1, Survivor: Borneo)
Kimmi Kappenberg (Season 2, Survivor: The Australian Outback)
Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper (Season 3, Survivor: Africa)
Peih-Gee Law (Season 15, Survivor: China)
Monica Padilla (Season 19, Survivor: Samoa)
Natalie Tenerelli (Season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island)
Stephanie Valencia (Season 22, Survivor: Redemption Island)
Mikayla Wingle (Season 23, Survivor: South Pacific)
Sabrina Thompson (Season 24, Survivor: One World)
Abi-Maria Gomes (Season 25, Survivor: Philippines)
Ciera Eastin (Season 27, Survivor: Blood vs. Water)
Tasha Fox (Season 28, Survivor: Cagayan)
Kass McQuillen (Season 28, Survivor: Cagayan)
Kelley Wentworth (Season 29, Survivor: San Juan del Sur)
Shirin Oskooi (Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart)
Carolyn Rivera (Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart)

MEN
Jeff Varner
(Season 2, Survivor: The Australian Outback)
Andrew Savage (Season 7, Survivor: Pearl Islands)
Shane Powers (Season 12, Survivor: Panama)
Terry Deitz (Season 12, Survivor: Panama)
Stephen Fishbach (Season 18, Survivor: Tocantins)
Jim Rice (Season 23, Survivor: South Pacific)                                                        
Troyzan Robertson (Season 24, Survivor: One World)
Vytas Baskauskas (Season 27, Survivor: Blood vs. Water)
Brad Culpepper (Season 27, Survivor: Blood vs. Water)
Woo Hwang (Season 28, Survivor: Cagayan)
Spencer Bledsoe (Season 28, Survivor: Cagayan)
Keith Nale (Season 29, Survivor: San Juan del Sur)
Jeremy Collins (Season 29, Survivor: San Juan del Sur)
Joe Anglim (Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart)                
Max Dawson (Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart)                          
Mike Holloway (Season 30, Survivor: Worlds Apart)

Incidentally, as fans might notice, Rivera and Holloway are still competing on the current season. Should one of them be named the winner, they would become ineligible to return next season.

Survivor's 30th season — which divided the castaways into three tribes: "white collar," "blue collar" and "no collar" — airs its finale from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., May 20 on CBS. So far, the season is averaging 11.4 million viewers, a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 and a 3.9 in adults 25-54.

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