It’s time to snuff some torches: Survivor 45 is heading back to Fiji and we’ve got your very first look at the new castaways.
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When the new season begins (Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c on CBS) 17 new players will be clawing for that $1 million prize, along with one returnee from Season 44. Bruce Perreault, who was medically evacuated just minutes into the Season 44 premiere, stands as the only player back for a second shot. The other participants include a heap of lawyers, an investment analyst, a veteran-turned-truck driver, a therapist, a singer and more.
As previously reported, every single episode of Survivor (and The Amazing Race) this season has been expanded to 90-minutes (meaning there will be no third hour-long series airing Wednesdays on the Eye). That’s 30 more juicy minutes of backstabbing, blindsiding and manipulation on the beautiful beaches of Fiji — a win-win for viewers everywhere!
Want a sneak peek at who will be competing this time around? Scroll down to officially meet the cast of Survivor 45, then tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Austin Li Coon
Grad student from Chicago
Entrepreneur living in Miami (but originally from Havana, Cuba)
Content producer from Sicklerville, N.J.
Investment analyst from Laurel, Md.
Brandon ‘Brando’ Meyer
Software developer from Seattle
Therapist from Baltimore City, Md.
Insurance agent from Warwick, R.I. (and the first medevac from Season 44!)
Janani Krishnan-Jha (stage name: J. Maya)
Singer from Los Angeles
Grad student from Philadelphia
Estate attorney from Brentwood, Tenn.
Attorney from Boston
Civil rights attorney from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Software sales rep from Vancouver, Canada
Critical care nurse from New York City
Nicholas ‘Sifu’ Alsup
Gym owner from O’Fallon, Ill.
Bartender from Steamboat Springs, Colo.
School principal from Provo-Orem, Utah
Truck driver from Jacksonville, N.C.
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