Survivor returns for what they are claiming the “most grueling 39 days in Survivor history.” Bring it on! Tonight marks the season premiere of Survivor‘s 32nd season. The season premiere, Survivor: Kaoh Rong, begins tonight on CBS at 8pm ET/PT with a 90-minute episode. The franchise will return to one of its more popular themes — “Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” — as 18 new castaways will be introduced including an ER doctor, a pro poker player, a former FBI agent, a former NBA champion, a former Big Brother contestant, as well as a 19-year-old college student. All sharing the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other. Ultimately, one will be crowned the Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize.
In tonight’s episode, “I’m a Mental Giant,” the journey begins. Already one survivor is left to deal with excruciating pain when a bug gets stuck in their ear. Ouch! Here are how the three tribes stack up:
The Brains Tribe: “Chan Loh”
Peter Baggenstos (34), ER doctor from Minneapolis
Aubry Bracco (29), social media marketer from Cambridge, Mass.
Joseph Del Campo (72), former FBI agent from Vero Beach, Fla.
Neal Gottlieb (37), ice cream entrepreneur from Sausalito, Calif.
Elisabeth Markham (27), qualitative strategist from Brooklyn
Debbie Wanner (49), chemist from Reading, Pa.
The Brawn Tribe: “To Tang”
Cydney Gillon (23), body builder from Douglasville, Ga.
Darnell Hamilton (27), postal worker from Chicago
Alecia Holden (24), real estate agent from Dallas
Kyle Jason (31), bounty hunter from Detroit
Jennifer Lanzetti (38), contractor from Salt Lake City
Scot Pollard (40), NBA champion from Carmel, Ind.
The Beauty Tribe: “Gondol”
Michele Fitzgerald (24), bartender from Freehold, New Jersey
Anna Khait (26), pro poker player from Brooklyn
Nick Maiorano (30), personal trainer from Redondo Beach, Calif.
Caleb Reynolds (28), Army veteran from Hopkinsville, Ky. and former Big Brother contestant “Beast Mode Cowboy”
Julia Sokolowski (19), college student from Boston
Tai Trang (51), gardener from San Francisco