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[01/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Unveils the Identities of the 20 New Castaways of 'Survivor: Palau'

[via press release from CBS]

CBS UNVEILS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 20 NEW CASTAWAYS OF �SURVIVOR: PALAU�

Three Castaways Are Sent Home In Episode One When The Tenth Installment Of The Hit Television Series Premieres on Thursday, Feb. 17

"Survivor Palau" Finale to be Broadcast on a Special Night -- Sunday May 15

The Sunday Night Finale Will Be Followed By A Live One Hour Reunion Show From New York City Featuring The Castaways Together For The First Time Since Being In Palau

The identities of the 20 new hopefuls competing on SURVIVOR: PALAU were unveiled on CBS News' THE EARLY SHOW. The castaways will begin as one group of 20, with three being sent home in the first episode when the tenth installment of the hit series premieres Thursday, Feb. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

EDITOR�S NOTE: SURVIVOR: PALAU replaces WICKEDLY PERFECT, which moves to its new time period beginning Saturday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

SURVIVOR: PALAU takes place amid the 83 islands located just north of the equator in the remote waters of the Pacific where significant battles of World War II took place. These islands and surrounding blue waters are home to historic ship and plane wrecks from the war�s �Pacific Theater.� It is here 20 new castaways will attempt to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast and ultimately win the $1 million prize.

SURVIVOR: PALAU's finale will be broadcast on a special night, Sunday, May 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Immediately following, Jeff Probst will host a LIVE reunion show (10:00-11:00, ET, tape delayed PT) from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. The reunion show will be the first time all 20 castaways will be together again since being in Palau.

The castaways for SURVIVOR: PALAU (in alphabetical order) are:

COBY ARCHA
32
Athens, Texas
Hairstylist

ASHLEE ASHBY
22
Easley, S.C.
Student

GREGG CAREY
28
Chicago
Business Consultant

BOBBY JON DRINKARD
27
Santa Monica, Calif. (originally from Troy, Ala.)
Waiter

KATIE GALLAGHER
29
Merced, Calif.
Advertising Executive

CARYN GROEDEL
46
Solon, Ohio (Originally from Yonkers, N.Y.)
Civil Rights Attorney

ANGIE JAKUSZ
24
New Orleans
Bartender

JOLANDA JONES
39
Houston
Lawyer

STEPHENIE LaGROSSA
25
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

JONATHAN LIBBY
23
Dallas
Sales and Marketing

JENNIFER LYON
32
Encino, Calif.
Nanny

JAMES MILLER
33
Mobile, Ala.
Steel Worker

KIMBERLY MULLEN
25
Huber Heights, Ohio
Graduate Student

IBREHEM RAHMAN
27
Birmingham, Ala.
Waiter

IAN ROSENBERGER
23
Key Largo, Fla. (originally from Ambridge, Pa.)
Dolphin Trainer

WANDA SHIRK
55
Ulysses, Pa.
English Teacher

WILLARD SMITH
57
Bellevue, Wash.
Lawyer

JANU TORNELL
39
Las Vegas
Vegas Showgirl

TOM WESTMAN
41
Sayville, N.Y.
N.Y. City Firefighter

JEFF WILSON
21
Ventura, Calif.
Personal Trainer

SURVIVOR: PALAU is produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: PALAU and the new 20 castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor. For more information on Palau, log on to www.visit-palau.com.





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