News, scoops, reviews and more from TV land.
New 'Survivor:' Is blood thicker than water after all?
"Survivor" returns Sept. 18 with a twist -- or at least a question: Can love survive "Survivor?" The new cast has just been announced, and it includes spouses, betrothed, and various family members with various filial relations also on board.
"Blood Vs. Water:" What else should it be called?
(Also back next season -- "Redemption Island," where ejectees nurse their wounds and plot their comebacks.)
Jeff Probst actually announced the twist during a radio program in the spring, but the names were not revealed then. These include Rupert Boneham, who's made something of a career of "S" returns -- while the other half comprises of their spouses, lovers, or family members. For example: Colton Cumbie of "One World" is back ... with his fiance, Caleb Bankston. And another surprise: Former "Big Brother" winner Hayden Moss is on the new edition too, in something of a rare cross-polination for two of TV's genesis reality series that bowed so many years ago...
And Gervase Peterson is here; who remembers Gervase? From the memorable first season, of course. He's here with his niece...
DATING: Tyson Apostol/ Rachel Foulger
Age: 34 / Age: 33
Provo, Utah/ Provo, Utah
He: Former pro cyclist/Shop manager, "Survivor: Tocantins," 2nd Jury member Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out
She: Cocktail waitress, graphic designer
BROTHERS: Aras Baskauskas/ Vytas Baskauskas
Age: 31 /Age: 33 Santa Monica, Calif. / Santa Monica, Calif.
Vytas: Yoga instructor/Math professor
Aras: Musician, "Survivor: Panama – Exile Island," Winner
MARRIED: Rupert Boneham / Laura Boneham
Age: 49 / Age: 44
Indianapolis, Ind./ Indianapolis, Ind.
He: Mentor for troubled teens, "Survivor: Pearl Island," 2nd Jury member All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member
MARRIED: Candice Cody / John Cody
Age: 30 / Age: 30
Washington, D.C. / Washington, D.C.
She: Physician, anesthesiology, "Survivor: Cook Islands," 5th Jury Member Resident Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member
He: Resident physician, Army orthopedic surgery
MARRIED: Monica Culpepper / Brad Culpepper
Age: 42 / Age: 44
Tampa, Fla. / Tampa, Fla.
She: Former NFL Wife, homemaker, "Survivor: One World," 5th Voted Out
He: Attorney, former NFL player (Bears)
ENGAGED: Colton Cumbie / Caleb Bankston
Age: 22 / Age: 26
Collinsville, Ala. / Collinsville, Ala.
Colton: Student teacher /farmer, "Survivor: One World," 6th Out – medically evacuated
Caleb: Post office manager, farmer
DATING Kat Edorsson / Hayden Moss
Age: 23 Age: 26
Orlando, Fla. / Springtown, Texas
She: Full-time student/sales, "Survivor: One World," 6th Jury Member
He: Real estate
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Laura Morett / Ciera Eastin
Age: 43 / Age: 24
Salem, Ore. / Salem, Ore.
Laura: Co-owner of Morett Construction, "Survivor: Samoa," 3rd Jury Member
Ciera: Cosmetology student
UNCLE AND NIECE: Gervase Peterson / Marissa Peterson
Age: 43 Age: 21
Philadelphia, Pa. / Chapel Hill, N.C.
He: Cigar lounge owner, "Survivor: Borneo," 3rd Jury Member
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Tina Wesson / Katie Collins
Age: 52 / Age: 25
Robbinsville, N.C. / New York, N.Y.
Tina: Motivational speaker, "Survivor: Australia," Winner All Stars, 1st Voted Out
Katie: Hedge fund support
Tags: Survivor , Rupert Boneham , Laura Boneham , Tyson Apostol , Rachel Foulger , Aras Baskauskas , Vytas Baskauskas , Candice Cody , John Cody , Monica Culpepper , Brad Culpepper , Colton Cumbie , Caleb Bankston , Kat Edorsson , Hayden Moss , Laura Morett , Ciera Eastin , Gervase Peterson , Marissa Peterson , Tina Wesson , Katie Collins