EIGHTEEN NEW CASTAWAYS ARE SEPARATED INTO TWO TRIBES OF MEN VS. WOMEN AND STRANDED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, ON THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF "SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE," THURSDAY, SEPT. 16
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
"They Came At Us With Spears" -- Eighteen new castaways, separated into two tribes of men vs. women, are stranded on the remote islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, on the premiere episode of SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE, Thursday, Sept. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
After a shocking welcoming ceremony with a local tribe of Vanuatu, the nine men and nine women are sent their separate ways to search for their camps in the darkness of night. Upon first light, both tribes struggle to make fire and build shelter. Lopevi (the men's tribe) is shocked when Chad reveals that he is an amputee, having lost his right leg below the knee only 20 months earlier. Over at Yasur (the women's tribe), Eliza's constant chatter is wearing thin on some of the others while Twila's workaholic attitude is rubbing some of the women the wrong way. At their first challenge, immunity�and flint for fire are at stake.
Also, the first castaway is voted out of the tribe.
Julie Berry (23) -- Gorham, Maine
Ami Cusack (31) -- Lakewood, Colo.
Mia Galeotalanza (30) -- Tom's River, New Jersey
Lisa Keiffer (44) -- New Orleans
Scout Cloud Lee (59) -- Stillwater, Okla.
Leann Slaby (35) -- Kansasville, Wis.
Dolly Neely (25) -- Mercer, Penn.
Eliza Orlinz (21) -- Syracuse, N.Y.
Twila Tanner (41) -- Marshall, Mo.
Chad Crittenden (35, amputee) -- Oakland, Calif.
Chris Daugherty (34) -- South Vienna, Ohio
Brady Finta (33) -- Huntington Beach, Calif.
Rory Freeman (35) -- Des Moines, Iowa
Brook Geraghty (27) -- Winthrop, Mass.
John Kenney (22) -- Los Angeles
Lea "Sarge" Masters (40) -- Columbia, S.C.
John Palyok (31) -- Los Angeles
Travis "Bubba" Simpson (33) -- Blountville, Tenn.
SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE is produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.
For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: VANUATU -- ISLANDS OF FIRE, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor. For more information on Vanuatu, log on to www.vanuatutourism.com.