CBS announced today that two former Survivors, Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano, will join the 16 previously announced castaways on SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND when the series returns for its 22nd season, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Hantz and Mariano return to compete for the one million dollar prize and one last shot at redemption. Each one will join a separate tribe of new castaways at the start of the game, but it's up to the tribe to decide if they will welcome the knowledge of an experienced veteran, or view these former castaways as a threat in the ultimate battle to outwit, outplay and outlast.
Full list of castaways competing on SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (in alphabetical order):
Russell Hantz "Boston" Rob Mariano
Age: 38 Age: 35
Current Residence: Dayton, Texas Current Residence: Pensacola, Fla.
Tribe: TBD Tribe: TBD
Andrea Boehlke Mike Chiesl
Age: 21 Age: 31
Current Residence: Random Lake, Wis. Current Residence: Del Mar, Calif.
Occupation: Student Occupation: Former Marine
Matt Elrod Ralph Kiser
Age: 22 Age: 44
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn. Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.
Occupation: Pre-Med Student Occupation: Farmer
Francesca Hogi Krista Klumpp
Age: 36 Age: 25
Current Residence: Washington D.C. Current Residence: Columbia, S.C.
Occupation: Attorney Occupation: Pharmaceutical Rep.
Kristina Kell David Murphy
Age: 46 Age: 31
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif. Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif. Occupation: Law Student Occupation: Defense Attorney
Grant Mattos Stephanie Valencia
Age: 29 Age: 25
Current Residence: West Hollywood, Calif. Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Yoga Instructor Occupation: Waitress
Phillip Sheppard Sarita White
Age: 52 Age: 36
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif. Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Technology Executive Occupation: Visual Effects Producer
Natalie Tenerelli Julie Wolfe
Age: 19 Age: 50
Current Residence: Acton, Calif. Current Residence: Oceanside, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Dancer Occupation: Firefighter
Ashley Underwood Steve Wright
Age: 25 Age: 51
Current Residence: Benton, Maine Current Residence: Hntgton Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Nurse Occupation: Former NFL Player
SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and David Burris are executive producers and Leisa Francis is co-executive producer.