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puddin:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor13/

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TheCinera:
Alot of new faces to look at, new names to learn, and a new winner to crown.  Ahh  Survivor season is back!!! And it looks like we have 4 tribes again!!!

puddin:
Four tribes divided by race !!

puddin:
CBS ANNOUNCES 20 NEW CASTAWAYS FOR
"SURVIVOR:  COOK ISLANDS"

 

Twenty New Castaways Set To Compete When The 13th Installment Of The Hit Television Series Premieres on Thursday, Sept. 14

Ethnically Diverse Cast To Initially Be Organized
 Into Four Tribes Divided Along Ethnic Lines

CBS today announced the 20 new castaways who will compete in SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS when the 13th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Sept. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS will feature the series' most ethnically diverse cast to date.  The castaways will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White) before merging in a later episode.

In addition, throughout the series, at least one castaway each episode will be banished to a separate island (Exile Island) miles away from camp.  While being separated from the tribe is not desirable, the castaways will learn that there is a hidden Immunity Idol somewhere on Exile Island.  If found, this Immunity Idol could save an individual from being voted out at a future Tribal Council.


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Castaways that will be competing in SURVIVOR:  COOK ISLANDS (in alphabetical order) are:

REBECCA BORMAN
34
Laurelton, N.Y.
Make-Up Artist

ANH-TUAN “CAO BOI” BUI (Pronounced Cowboy)
42
Christianburg, Va.
Nail Salon Manager

SEKOU BUNCH
45
Los Angeles (originally from New York)
Jazz Musician/Recording Artist

J.P. CALDERON
30
Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Professional Volleyball Player

CRISTINA CORIA
35
Los Angeles
Police Officer

STEPHANNIE FAVOR
35
Columbia, S.C.
Nursing Student

BILLY GARCIA
36
New York (originally from Miami)
Heavy Metal Guitarist

ADAM GENTRY
28
San Diego, Calif. (originally from Fredericksburg, Va.)
Copier Sales


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NATHAN GONZALEZ
26
Los Angeles
Retail Sales

JENNY GUZON-BAE
36
Lake Forest, Ill. (originally from Melrose Park, Ill.)
Real Estate Agent

YUL KWON
31
San Mateo, Calif. (originally from Flushing, N.Y.)
Management Consultant

BECKY LEE
28
Washington, D.C. (originally from Pittsburgh)
Attorney

OSCAR “OZZY” LUSTH
25
Venice, Calif.
Waiter

CECILIA MANSILLA
29
Oakland, Calif. (originally from Arequipa, Peru)
Technology Risk Consultant

SUNDRA OAKLEY
31
Los Angeles (originally from New York)
Actress

JONATHAN PENNER
44
Los Angeles (originally from New York)
Writer/Producer

PARVATI SHALLOW
23
Los Angeles (originally from Atlanta)
Boxer/Waitress

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JESSICA SMITH
27
Chico, Calif.
Performance Artist/Rollergirl

BRAD VIRATA
29
Los Angeles (originally from Seattle)
Fashion Director

CANDICE WOODCOCK
23
Fayetteville, N.C.
Pre-Med Student

SURVIVOR: COOK ISLANDS 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: COOK ISLANDS and the 20 new castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor.  For more information on the Cook Islands, log on to www.cook-islands.com. 
 

puddin:
Survivor to Divide Teams by Race
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2006 09:00AM EST

By Alexis Chiu


Fueled by critics who slammed its lack of diversity, CBS's Survivor has unveiled a new twist for its upcoming season: Contestants will be divided by ethnicity.

When it premieres Sept. 14, Survivor: Cook Islands will feature 20 castaways divided into four tribes: black, white, Asian and Latino.

"We're going to take some heat for it," says creator and executive producer Mark Burnett of the twist, which was announced Wednesday morning. "But it's a great cast."

For a show entering its 13th season with steady ratings but ebbing buzz, the decision could be a shot in the arm if it once again generates Survivor water-cooler chatter.

"Some people will think this is controversial. Others will think, 'What's the big deal?' " host Jeff Probst tells PEOPLE. "Either way, it's going to be very interesting."

Along with the usual real-estate agents and struggling actors, the cast of characters competing for the $1 million purse includes a heavy-metal guitarist, a female police officer who has been shot in the line of duty, a Vietnam War refugee who manages a nail salon and a gay fashion director for a denim company.

The segregated Survivor grew from an effort to diversify a show that has featured primarily white contestants (and winners – only two of the 12 winners have been minorities). "We've taken a lot of flack," says Burnett.

But Probst says the main reason for the Emmy-winning show's largely white complexion was a dearth of minority applicants. "Most of the people who apply are white," he says. "That's just a fact."

In response, the Survivor casting team scouted for a more diverse group of players everywhere from the Internet to audition tapes for another CBS show, The Amazing Race.

Until the tribes merge later in the season, the four teams will battle each other and, perhaps, racial stereotypes. "There are going to be people looking for stereotypes: Will this tribe be smarter than this tribe, or will this tribe be faster than this tribe?" says Probst. "That's why I think it's fun. But five people on a tribe do not represent an entire ethnic group."

Set in New Zealand's Cook Islands, the location of the famous mutiny on the HMS Bounty, this season features a pirate theme, including Tribal Councils held on an elaborate shipwreck set built into the rocky coastline of a local island.

Whether one ethnicity ends up plundering – or walking the plank – "This is a game that starts very even," says Probst. "Everybody starts the same way with the same materials and the same chance: a 1-in-20 shot at a million bucks."

http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1304035,00.html

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