|"Survivor: Philippines" Cast (Photo: CBS)|
For the first time in eight years, Survivor: Phillippines will divide competitors into three tribes named after animals that are common to the Caramoan region: Kalabaw (“Water Buffalo”), Tandang (“Rooster”) and Matsing (“Monkey”). Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, this season of Survivor will mainly highlight marine-based challenges where the three tribes will battle for first and second place for immunity. The third-place tribe will then head to Tribal Council where they must vote for one of their tribe mates to be eliminated.
Made up of contestants from different walks of life each with the same goal—to be the sole survivor—tempers and characters are bound to clash as they are removed from their daily comforts and forced to live in the wild with little food and shelter. The 15 new castaways include a former professional Baseball player, an 80’s television star, a New York banker, and a former beauty queen. While the three returning castaways who exited from the show due to medical emergencies are back with a mission to prove that if it was not for their sudden medical emergency they could have gone all the way. Emmy award winner Jeff Probst returns as host.