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[01/06/10 - 11:01 PM]
CBS Announces the 20 Former Castaways Who Will Return to Seek Revenge and Redemption on "Survivor: Heroes VS. Villains"
The 20th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, February 11 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS ANNOUNCES THE 20 FORMER CASTAWAYS WHO WILL RETURN TO SEEK REVENGE AND REDEMPTION ON "SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS"

20th Installment of the Hit Television Series, Hosted by Emmy Award Winner Jeff Probst, Premieres with a Special Two-Hour Episode on Thursday, Feb. 11

Twenty former castaways will return to compete on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS, when the 20th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres with a special two-hour episode, Thursday, Feb. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS will reunite some of the most memorable, heroic and controversial castaways from previous SURVIVOR seasons. The series' best strategists will face off in their attempt to overcome � or embrace � the label placed upon them when they return to seek revenge or redemption, all in an effort to win the title of Sole Survivor.

These unforgettable castaways will compete deep in the South Pacific on the breathtaking island of Samoa and will be divided into two tribes of 10 comprised of the best HEROES and biggest VILLAINS ever to play the game. The HEROES have been defined by their decisions of integrity, courage and honor, while the VILLAINS have mastered their skills of deception, manipulation and duplicity.

The series will follow the relationships and conflicts that develop among the two divergent groups. Ultimately some castaways will be forced to choose between pre-existing relationships or tribe loyalty in the spirit of competition. What happens on a tribe full of HEROES? Will the VILLAINS self-destruct or will they be able to co-exist?

Castaways competing on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS (in alphabetical order):

HEROES:

RUPERT BONEHAM
Age: 45
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Current Residence: Indianapolis, Ind.
Previous Finishes: Pearl Islands, 8th Out; All-Stars, 15th Out, 6th Jury Member

JAMES CLEMENT
Age: 32
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif./Lafayette, La.
Previous Finishes: China, 10th Out; Micronesia, Injured, Jury Member

COLBY DONALDSON
Age: 35
Hometown: Christoval, Texas
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Australia, Runner-Up; All-Stars, 5th Out

CIRIE FIELDS
Age: 39
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Current Residence: Norwalk, Conn.
Previous Finishes: Panama, 12th Out; Micronesia, 15th Out

AMANDA KIMMEL
Age: 24
Hometown: Kalispell, Mont.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif
Previous Finishes: China, 2nd Runner Up; Micronesia, Runner Up

JESSICA "Sugar" KIPER
Age: 29
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Gabon, 2nd Runner-Up

STEPHENIE LAGROSSA
Age: 29
Hometown: Braircliff, Glenolden, Pa.
Current Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.
Previous Finishes: Palau, 10th Out; Guatemala: Runner-Up

JAMES "JT" THOMAS JR.
Age: 25
Hometown: Samson, Ala.
Current Residence: Mobile, Ala.
Previous Finishes: Tocantins, Winner

TOM WESTMAN
Age: 45
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Previous Finishes: Palau, Winner

CANDICE WOODCOCK
Age: 27
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands, 13th Out

VILLAINS:

TYSON APOSTOL
Age: 30
Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Current Residence: Heber City, Utah
Previous Finishes: Tocantins, 8th Out

RANDY BAILEY
Age: 50
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Previous Finishes: Gabon, 11th Out

DANIELLE DILORENZO
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Panama, Runner-Up

RUSSELL HANTZ
Age: 37
Hometown: Dayton, Texas
Current Residence: Dayton, Texas
Previous Finishes: Samoa, Runner-Up

JERRI MANTHEY
Age: 38
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Australia, 8th Out; All-Stars, 7th Out

ROBERT MARIANO
Age: 33
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Pensacola, Fla.
Previous Finishes: Marquesas, 7th Out; All-Stars: Runner-Up

PARVATI SHALLOW
Age: 27
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands, 15th Out; Micronesia: Winner

SANDRA DIAZ-TWINE
Age: 34
Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
Current Residence: Fayetteville, N.C. Previous Finish: Pearl Islands, Winner

BENJAMIN "Coach" WADE
Age: 38
Hometown: Susanville, Calif.
Current Residence: Susanville, Calif.
Previous Finishes: Tocantins, 11th Out

COURTNEY YATES
Age: 28
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y
Previous Finishes: China, Runner-Up

SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLIANS is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett is executive producer and David Burris and Leisa Francis are co-executive producers.

The SURVIVOR premiere will be preceded by a one-hour special, SURVIVING SURVIVOR (working title), on Thursday, Feb. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), revisiting some of the greatest moments in SURVIVOR history and following up on life after SURVIVOR with some of the most memorable castaways. The special, executive produced by Susan Zirinsky for Eye2 Productions, contains fresh interviews with SURVIVOR favorites and offers a sneak peak at the new HEROES VS. VILLAINS.

The 20th installment of the groundbreaking series coincides with its 10-year anniversary. For more detailed information on the previous installments of SURVIVOR, please log on to www.cbs.com/survivor

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: HEROES VS. VILLAINS and the 20 castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor.





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