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Survivor Season 44 Premieres 3/1/23



When Survivor kicks off its 44th season on Wednesday, March 1, the latest crop of castaways will include a bonafide rocket scientist, one of New York’s finest firefighters and — this could come in handy — a podiatrist!

Per CBS, the Fiji-set cycle will find the 18 contestants “divided into three tribes of six” and facing “a faster, more dangerous season from the moment they step on the beach.”

CAST:
Yamil 'Yam Yam' Arocho

Photo : Courtesy of CBS
Age: 36
Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Current Residence: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Salon owner

Matt Blankinship

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Age: 27
Hometown: Albany, Calif.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Security software engineer

Brandon Cottom

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Age: 30
Hometown: Newtown, Pa.
Current Residence: Newton, Pa.
Occupation: Security specialist

Kane Fritzler

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Age: 25
Hometown: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Current Residence: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Law student

Carson Garrett

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Age: 20
Hometown: Rome, Ga.
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: NASA engineering student

Matthew Grinstead-Mayle

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Age: 43
Hometown:.Pickerington, Ohio
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Occupation: Barbershop owner

Lauren Harpe

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Age: 31
Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas
Current Residence: Mont Belvieu, Texas
Occupation: Elementary school teacher

Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt

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Age: 43
Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Current Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Occupation: Engineering manager

Helen Li

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Age: 29
Hometown: Wayland, Mass.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Product manager

Frannie Marin

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Age: 23
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Current Residence: Cambridge, Mass.
Occupation: Research coordinator

Danny Massa

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Age: 32
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Current Residence: Bronx, N.Y.
Occupation: N.Y.C. firefighter

Bruce Perreault

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Age: 46
Hometown: West Warwick, R.I.
Current Residence: Warwick, R.I.
Occupation: Insurance agent

Maddy Pomilla

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Age: 28
Hometown: Huntingtown, Md.
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Charity projects manager

Claire Rafson

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Age: 25
Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Tech investor

Jaime Lynn Ruiz

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Age: 35
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
Current Residence: Mesa, Ariz.
Occupation: Yogi

Sarah Wade

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Age: 27
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Current Residence: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Management consultant

Carolyn Wiger

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Age: 35
Hometown: North St. Paul, Minn.
Current Residence: Hugo, Minn.
Occupation: Drug counselor

Josh Wilder

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Age: 34
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Current Residence: Atlanta, Ga.
Occupation: Surgical podiatrist

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Re: Survivor Season 44 Premieres 3/1/23


Fun Fact: This isn't an actual human being on Season 44 it's an AI Creation that combined the DNA of Sami and Owen from 43
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Survivor: Island of the Uggos
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Maybe if Survivor put some more survivor type skills into the game, we wouldn't get every woke student and stay-at-home mom competing. That lineup looks like every Target commercial for the last 3 years.
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Just a reminder that season 44 starts Wednesday.

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Just a reminder that season 44 starts tomorrow!
Wednesday
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Whoops! I'm off on my days.
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I am going to be a day late every time. Once you get used to watching it on Paramount+ in 45 minutes with no commercials, it's too hard to go back.
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And of course I only finished watching Season 43 about a month ago 🙃
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I am going to be a day late every time. Once you get used to watching it on Paramount+ in 45 minutes with no commercials, it's too hard to go back.
My sub ran out and Iím not going back until stuff builds up. Might have to watch this live or on the CBS app.
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Maybe if Survivor put some more survivor type skills into the game, we wouldn't get every woke student and stay-at-home mom competing. That lineup looks like every Target commercial for the last 3 years.
So true man!

When the producers figured out that nobody wanted to watch seasons in Africa and Australia or someplace where the cast couldn't be stripped down in bikinis during water challenges didn't they agree that most people tuning in want to see HOT people wearing skimpy outfits wrestling around in challenges.

Not sure where things changed to ugly looking and boring normal looking people with Dad bods or way too many Tatts and piercings. I know the original casting director retired long ago and it seems like they can't find anyone who knows how to cast this show anymore.

I still DVR the show but now it's just become something I watch in the background while I'm doing other things. Sad.
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Re: Survivor Season 44 Premieres 3/1/23

CBS has a diversity rule: all future reality casts would contain at least 50 percent Black, Indigenous and people of color I'm sure that has affected casting, but by how much I don't really know. They seem to be casting a few too many superfans now though.
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Back in the early seasons I thought it would be funny if they did a season in Alaska. The cast would be bundled up like Eskimos camping on one of the Aleutian Islands.

Now that they are casting more average Joes and Janes it might be time to think about this?

No, just kidding.

I really don’t mind the new casting rules, but I do wish they would stop the men from stripping down to their underwear all the time and tell them all to bring a pair of board shorts or swimming trunks.
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I don't get the average Joe's and Jane's sentiment here, I realize looks are subjective,but objectively almost all of the cast from an athletic standpoint are more fit then 90% of the general population. The guy who almost passed out in the immunity challenge was literally a former NFL player.
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I assumed it was getting harder to cast so they don’t have a lot of options.
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I found the first episode to be entertaining. Carolyn (the very first one introduced at the start) looks to be a real nut job.

Probst announced on his podcast that Bruce would be invited back for a future season after needing to leave so early in this one.
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My sub ran out and Iím not going back until stuff builds up. Might have to watch this live or on the CBS app.
have you tried the free codes? See steps under "Free is better than cheap" here ó https://www.techhive.com/article/618...-for-free.html (the most updated code is at the site they mentioned, here )
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I found the first episode to be entertaining. Carolyn (the very first one introduced at the start) looks to be a real nut job.
Yeah, Carolyn seems like the sort to drive her tribe-mates crazy once we get past this "getting to know you" stage.

There's not much new Survivor is doing, but the format still generally entertains me and it's an easy weekly watch. They did a good job at showing us a little from a lot of players (something the show hasn't done well in the past). The 2 hour episode with only one tribal council works well for that. This is the first season where the players saw the "Play it Safe" or "Risk your Vote" trips to the island on earlier seasons ... so I like that the show changed that up a little. It's nothing huge, but the new ideas for advantages/idols seem solid: "bank your vote", "inheritance". And that idol in a locked birdcage setup ... where it will be there for everyone to see when someone claims it.

I didn't like to see Maddy go so early, but she really only has herself to blame. Lauren sounded like an easy vote, but Maddy had to be overly aggressive and try to make a big move in the very first vote. Props to Brandon for sniffing out trouble and playing his idol.
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have you tried the free codes? See steps under "Free is better than cheap" here ó https://www.techhive.com/article/618...-for-free.html (the most updated code is at the site they mentioned, here )
Uhm, wow, this worked! I went to cancel so that I didn't forget later and it offered me an extra month! Then I went to cancel again and it went through but it took the extra month off. I resumed the subscription and it gave me the extra month off again.

I'll just add a note on the calendar to cancel in time. Thanks!
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If any of you have time, the new podcast with Jeff Probst is pretty good (so far...there's only been one episode).
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If any of you have time, the new podcast with Jeff Probst is pretty good (so far...there's only been one episode).
I listened. It's pretty good, but Jeff sounds little... off. This is a guy I've listen to talk for 22 years now and that just doesn't sound like him. My son insisted that it's a Probst sound-alike instead of the real guy.
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Yeah, Carolyn seems like the sort to drive her tribe-mates crazy once we get past this "getting to know you" stage.

There's not much new Survivor is doing, but the format still generally entertains me and it's an easy weekly watch. They did a good job at showing us a little from a lot of players (something the show hasn't done well in the past). The 2 hour episode with only one tribal council works well for that. This is the first season where the players saw the "Play it Safe" or "Risk your Vote" trips to the island on earlier seasons ... so I like that the show changed that up a little. It's nothing huge, but the new ideas for advantages/idols seem solid: "bank your vote", "inheritance". And that idol in a locked birdcage setup ... where it will be there for everyone to see when someone claims it.

I didn't like to see Maddy go so early, but she really only has herself to blame. Lauren sounded like an easy vote, but Maddy had to be overly aggressive and try to make a big move in the very first vote. Props to Brandon for sniffing out trouble and playing his idol.
Matthew has got to be the worst player as I picked him. He made an alliance with Brandon but then went Switzerland on the vote probably alienating his one ally. He also decides to climb a high rock for journey reasons and falling and then dislocates his shoulder making him an easy target. Bye
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I'm excited for tonight's episode.

I wanted to add that in the last week, I have binged the first 7 episodes of the current season of Survivor Australia: Heroes Vs. Villians and I am kind of in love with the 90 minute episodes. There is so much going on there that I love that we are getting more of the drama and the backstory... that and there aren't so many idols.

Also, JLP, the host, does look like the love child of Jeff Probst and Anthony LaPaglia.
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I listened. It's pretty good, but Jeff sounds little... off. This is a guy I've listen to talk for 22 years now and that just doesn't sound like him. My son insisted that it's a Probst sound-alike instead of the real guy.
That happens to me on many podcasts. I'll sometimes start an interview with a celeb and think "that doesn't sound like them" at first...your ears need to adjust a bit. I think it has more to do with how our brains work (we're not yet connecting the image of the person with the voice, which is automatic in TV and film) than anything else.
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I'd have to kill myself if I was on a tribe with Jam Jam and Carolyn. Just 2 super annoying human beings.

Funny and super awkward moment this episode when that lady sat out the challenge again.
"Is that a volunteer or a tribe decision?"
"Both"
"Huh..."

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