Survivor 2016 starts this Wednesday on CBS with a 90-minute premiere at 8/7c as the Brains vs Brawn vs Beauty theme returns with 18 new castaways battling it out for a million dollar prize.
It’s been billed as the most crushing season of Survivor yet with three medevacs and a shift in production’s approach for later seasons to avoid such turmoil for castaways and production crew combined. Yeah, I’m anxious to see just how bad things can get, but I’m hoping it doesn’t happen too soon for Survivor season 32.
Apparently things are so bad on Survivor this season that production looked for a much calmer setting for Survivor 33 & 34 which will be filmed in Fiji for another round of back to back seasons. Always nice to know we’ve got at least another year of Survivor fun!
Survivor previously filmed in Fiji ten years ago and will now be heading back to the Mamanuca Islands, specifically centering on Mana Island, a wedding destination hotspot:
Spencer Bledsoe put on a good run with Survivor Second Chance, but it wasn’t enough just to make it to the end. That doesn’t mean he didn’t have fun trying though as we hear from him in a series of Survivor Memorable Moments.
It shouldn’t be too big a surprise that Spencer’s favorite moment from Survivor 2015’s Season 31 was the arrival of his girlfriend, Marcella, during the loved ones event. “That was the best moment of the season. The number one moment of the season for me.” Unfortunately for Spencer, and as we already know, he didn’t make the cut from Kelley’s picks, to get to spend more time with Marcella on her visit.
Gondol delivers the “Beauty Tribe” on Survivor 2016 with six of the supposedly better looking players on the cast of 18 this season. We’ve got a fairly young group starting at 19 up to 30 before one player on their team jumps to 51. We’ll have to see if the Beauty team can hold up against the Brains and Brawn.
On the Beauty team you’ll find Anna Khait (26), Caleb Reynolds (28), Julia Sokolowski (19), Michele Fitzgerald (24), Nick Maiorano (30), and Tai Trang (51). Compared to the Chan Loh tribe the group is fairly young, but I’m not sure how their toughness matches up to To Tang. Get to know the Gondol tribe with their profiles and interviews below.