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[01/12/07 - 09:22 AM]
CBS Announces 19 New Castaways for "Survivor: Fiji"
The 14th edition of the series is set to launch on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS ANNOUNCES 19 NEW CASTAWAYS FOR "SURVIVOR: FIJI"

14th Installment of the Hit Television Series Premieres on Thursday, Feb. 8

CBS today announced the 19 new castaways who will compete in SURVIVOR: FIJI when the 14th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SURVIVOR: FIJI will feature a diverse cast of Americans who will begin the series as one tribe with plenty of supplies and resources on their island to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On Day Three, the castaways will be split into two tribes, selected by one of their own as a result of events to take place prior to the first Immunity Challenge. The tribe that wins the first Immunity Challenge will return to the camp of copious resources while the losing tribe must relocate to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source.

In addition, throughout the series, at least one castaway in each episode will be banished to a separate island (Exile Island) miles away from camp. The castaways will learn that there is a Hidden Immunity Idol located somewhere at each tribe camp and that a new clue to their whereabouts will be waiting for the latest person sent to Exile Island. Such a twist offers the opportunity for more than one individual to be in possession of a Hidden Immunity Idol at the same time. These Hidden Immunity Idols may be played at future Tribal Councils if the possessor feels they are in danger of being voted off the island.

Castaways competing in SURVIVOR: FIJI (in alphabetical order) are:

ALEX ANGARITA

28

Los Angeles (originally from Colombia)

Attorney

KENWARD "BOO" BERNIS

34

Lafayette, La.

Construction Worker

YAU-MAN CHAN

54

Martinez, Calif. (born in Hong Kong, raised in Borneo, Malaysia)

Computer Engineer

EARL COLE

35

Santa Monica, Calif. (originally from Kansas City, Kan.)

Advertising Executive

JESSICA deBEN

27

Los Angeles (originally from New Orleans)

Fashion Stylist

ERICA DUROUSSEAU

27

Lake Charles, La.

Non-Profit Fundraiser

CASSANDRA FRANKLIN

42

Los Angeles

Civil Engineer Manager

LILIANA GOMEZ

25

Oxnard, Calif.

Loan Officer

ANDRIA "DRE" HERD

25

Wilmington, N. C.

Cheerleading Coach

STACY KIMBALL

27

Boulder, Colo. (originally from Montpelier, Vt.)

Interactive Internet Producer

SYLVIA KWAN

52

Ross, Calif. (born in Hong Kong)

Architect

MOOKIE LEE

25

Wheeling, Ill. (born in Seoul, Korea)

Loan Manager

LISETTE "LISI" LINARES

36

Los Angeles (originally from Miami)

Customer Service Representative

JAMES REID

28

Los Angeles (originally from Boston)

Bartender

EDGARDO RIVERA

28

Miami Beach, Fla. (originally from Puerto Rico)

Advertising Executive

ANTHONY ROBINSON

32

Compton, Calif.

Expert Witness Locator

GARY STRITESKY

55

Ramsey, Minn.

School Bus Driver

RITA VERREOS

38

San Antonio, Texas (originally from Venezuela)

Single Mom

MICHELLE YI

23

Cincinnati, Ohio

Student

SURVIVOR: FIJI is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers. Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 new castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor. For more information on Fiji, log on to http://www.bulafiji.com/.





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