Survivor Twist: Fans Vote For Castaways for Fall 2015 Season



Voting Is Now Open on at

New Cast Will Be Revealed Live During the Current Season Finale’s
Reunion Show on Wednesday, May 20

In a SURVIVOR first, fans of the popular, long-running reality series will choose the 20 castaways who will compete on the next season, premiering this fall. Voting opens today for the new “Second Chance” cast, and the results will be revealed live by host and executive producer Jeff Probst during season 30’s season finale live reunion show, Wednesday, May 20 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Eligible castaways include 32 former players, ranging from Season 1 to Season 30, who have never won the game and feel they deserve a second chance to compete for the $1 million prize and the title of Sole Survivor.  Fans will be able vote for their favorite heroes, villains and underdogs and ultimately decide who will earn a place on the cast.

“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,” said SURVIVOR Executive Producer and Host Jeff Probst. “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.”

Beginning today, Wednesday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 20 at 9:00 PM, ET, fans can visit to vote online and on mobile devices for the castaways they want to see compete.  To help fans decide, they can watch personal videos from the 32 candidates making their case for why they believe they deserve a second chance at the game. The castaways, 16 male and 16 female, competed only once before, and none took home the $1 million dollar prize to date.  Fans may vote once per day for their picks of the top 10 men and top 10 women.

Here is the full list of eligible castaways (in order by season):



Kelly Wiglesworth     Jeff Varner

Season 1      Season 2

Survivor: Borneo      Survivor: The Australian Outback


Kimmi Kappenberg     Andrew Savage

Season 2      Season 7

Survivor: The Australian Outback   Survivor: Pearl Islands


Teresa “T-Bird” Cooper    Shane Powers

Season 3      Season 12

Survivor: Africa     Survivor: Panama


Peih-Gee Law      Terry Deitz

Season 15      Season 12

Survivor: China     Survivor: Panama


Monica Padilla     Stephen Fishbach

Season 19      Season 18

Survivor: Samoa     Survivor: Tocantins


Natalie Tenerelli     Jim Rice

Season 22      Season 23

Survivor: Redemption Island    Survivor: South Pacific


Stephanie Valencia     Troyzan Robertson

Season 22      Season 24

Survivor: Redemption Island    Survivor: One World


Mikayla Wingle     Vytas Baskauskas

Season 23      Season 27

Survivor: South Pacific    Survivor: Blood vs. Water


Sabrina Thompson     Brad Culpepper

Season 24      Season 27

Survivor: One World     Survivor: Blood vs. Water


Abi-Maria Gomes     Woo Hwang

Season 25      Season 28

Survivor: Philippines     Survivor: Cagayan


Ciera Eastin      Spencer Bledsoe

Season 27      Season 28

Survivor: Blood vs. Water    Survivor: Cagayan


Tasha Fox      Jeremy Collins

Season 28      Season 29

Survivor: Cagayan     Survivor: San Juan del Sur


Kass McQuillen     Keith Nale

Season 28      Season 29

Survivor: Cagayan     Survivor: San Juan del Sur


Kelley Wentworth     Joe Anglim

Season 29      Season 30

Survivor: San Juan del Sur    Survivor: Worlds Apart


Shirin Oskooi      Max Dawson

Season 30      Season 30

Survivor: Worlds Apart    Survivor: Worlds Apart


Carolyn Rivera     Mike Holloway

Season 30      Season 30

Survivor: Worlds Apart    Survivor: Worlds Apart

SURVIVOR’S 30th season concludes with a two-hour finale followed by a one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst, on Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This edition, themed “Worlds Apart,” has castaways divided into three separate tribes: White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar. This season, SURVIVOR is averaging 11.36 million viewers, 3.0/10 in adults 18-49 and 3.9/11 in adults 25-54, first in its time period in all these measures.

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