CBS has announced the 20-castaway field for "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs Favorites," a group that includes 10 returning players.
The "Favorites" group, all part of the Bikal tribe, includes last season's well-respected Malcolm Freberg, as well as Erik Reichenbach, who is also a veteran of the previous "Fans vs. Favorites" installment in Micronesia.
Concentrating entirely on recent seasons and entirely on non-winners (mostly non-finalists), the "Favorites" tribe is led by a trio of "Survivor: Redemption Island" players, with Phillip Sheppard, Francesca Hogi and Andrea Boehlke representing the group that was crushed by Boston Rob. Also landing three players is "Survivor: South Pacific" with John Cochran, Dawn Meehan and largely despised Brandon Hantz representing.
On the Fan-driven Gota tribe, you have the usual assortment of attractive hardbodies, including an Iraq war veteran, a racecar driver, a fireman and a fast food franchisee, but no apparent stealth celebrities this time around.
"Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs Favorites," the franchise's 26th installment, will have a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, February 13.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.