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Old 09-06-23, 11:02 AM
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Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23



On Sept. 27, Survivor will air the season premiere of its landmark 45th season on CBS. Seventeen new contestants and one returning player will be competing this fall for the million-dollar prize and the title of Sole Survivor that goes along with it. The cast includes a marine-turned-truck driver, a critical care nurse, a school principal, a therapist, an investment analyst, and three lawyers. It also features the return of Bruce Perreault, who was medically evacuated just minutes into the previous season when he hit his head on a beam during the opening challenge. https://ew.com/tv/survivor-45-cast-p...3_IpEq9cpkbfsE

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Austin Li Coon, 26, Grad Student
Hometown: San Jose, CA/Current Residence: Chicago, IL

Dee Valladares, 26, Entrepreneur
Hometown: Havana, Cuba/Current Residence: Miami, FL

Brandon Donlon, 26, Content Producer
Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ/Current Residence: Sicklerville, NJ

Emily Flippen, 28, Investment Analyst
Hometown: McKinney, TX/Current Residence: Laurel, MD

Brandon "Brando" Meyer, 23, Software Developer
Hometown: Oak Park, CA/Current Residence: Seattle, WA

Hannah Rose, 33, Therapist
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT/Current Residence: Baltimore City, MD

Bruce Perreault, 47, Insurance Agent
Hometown: West Warwick, RI/Current Residence: Warwick, RI

Janani Krishnan-Jha (stage name: J. Maya), 24, Singer
Hometown: San Francisco, CA/Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Drew Basile, 23, Grad Student
Hometown: Birmingham, MI/Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Julie Alley, 49, Estate Attorney
Hometown: Brentwood, TN/Current Residence: Brentwood, TN

Jake O'Kane, 26, Attorney
Hometown: Hanson, MA/Current Residence: Boston, MA

Katurah Topps, 35, Civil Rights Attorney
Hometown: St. Louis, MO/Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Kaleb Gebrewold, 29, Software Sales
Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada/Current Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Kellie Nalbandian, 30, Critical Care Nurse
Hometown: Weston, CT/Current Residence: New York, NY

Nicholas "Sifu" Alsup,30, Gym Owner
Hometown: O'Fallon, IL/Current Residence: O'Fallon, IL

Kendra McQuarrie, 31, Bartender
Hometown: Haverhill, MA/Current Residence: Steamboat Springs, CO

Sean Edwards, 35, School Principal
Hometown: Lawrence, New Jersey/Current Residence: Provo-Orem, Utah

Sabiyah Broderick, 28, Truck Driver
Hometown: Locust Grove, GA /Current Residence: Jacksonville, NC

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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Just a general observation --- not a physically gifted/ buff specimen among them.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Originally Posted by Rob V
Just a general observation --- not a physically gifted/ buff specimen among them.
Body shamer!!! Body shamer!!! Boooooooooooo!

Obese is the new fit!
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

I would want to go on Survivor a little doughy anyways. You're going to be skin and bones by the end of it.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

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I would want to go on Survivor a little doughy anyways. You're going to be skin and bones by the end of it.
yeah, the nasa guy from last season has that exact strategy
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Will they finally put up a Behind the Scenes companion series on Paramount +? I've always felt there was content to mine there.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

I’m going to try and get the Survivor game up by Sunday.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Hurley should have a distinct advantage here.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Originally Posted by Rob V
Just a general observation --- not a physically gifted/ buff specimen among them.
Outside of heavyset black guy Sifu none of them look out of shape compared to the average person.........but on the other end there's probably onlyl 2-3 people based on their photo that look like they could get a call for The Challenge Usa 3
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

All eps this season will be 90 minutes.

https://ew.com/tv/survivor-45-jeff-p...nute-episodes/

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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Interesting, 90 minute episodes. I have not watched Survivor the past couple of seasons (kind-of burned out on the show, not because I actively do not like Survivor) but I may give the first 2-4 episodes a try to get a feel for how things might work out this season.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

My first impression: this is the most pathetic group of contestants in the history of the show.
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Originally Posted by parrotheads4
My first impression: this is the most pathetic group of contestants in the history of the show.
I absolutely can’t stand Emily. Not only were there people on her tribe that disliked her, there were other groups already talking about her negativity. Brandon also needs to go
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

What was the point of Brandon and Hannah coming on the show. Brandon was ready to go and Hannah quit. Lulu is done for.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

I forget to record the premier episode last night, sounds like I did not miss much. I guess I can view the episode on Paramount+ if I want to get on board with watching this season.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Originally Posted by kahuna
What was the point of Brandon and Hannah coming on the show. Brandon was ready to go and Hannah quit. Lulu is done for.
If Brandon is faking this ineptness and is going to turn on his skills slowly... it's pure genius.

But I doubt that that is the case.

... and Emily needs to go - NOW!
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If Brandon is faking this ineptness and is going to turn on his skills slowly... it's pure genius.
But I doubt that that is the case.

... and Emily needs to go - NOW!
Don't think he's faking, but if he can (miraculously) make it through about 10 days, I have a feeling his life will change forever, even if he gets voted off at that point. But it's going to take some time in island isolation from him to detox and change his outlook.

As for Emily...yeah, she needs to go, NOW.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Originally Posted by kahuna
What was the point of Brandon and Hannah coming on the show. Brandon was ready to go and Hannah quit. Lulu is done for.
I don't blame Hannah or Brandon one iota,millions of people probably think they would be good enough to play Survive but would be just as bad. Not everyone is entirely aware of their physical limitations. Really this is entirely the fault of casting and production to pick a dude who isn't fit enough to climb a ladder,and to put a woman on the island dealing with nicotine withdrawal. It's irresponsible and bordering on criminal explotation if that dude Brandon gets a concussion or some other serious medical injury out there.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Emily looks like Pam from The Office’s plain sister.

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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Is Brandon the worst player in the history of Survivor? I mean, any of us could go on and never look THAT bad.
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Originally Posted by AaronHernandez
I don't blame Hannah or Brandon one iota,millions of people probably think they would be good enough to play Survive but would be just as bad. Not everyone is entirely aware of their physical limitations. Really this is entirely the fault of casting and production to pick a dude who isn't fit enough to climb a ladder,and to put a woman on the island dealing with nicotine withdrawal. It's irresponsible and bordering on criminal explotation if that dude Brandon gets a concussion or some other serious medical injury out there.
You've never seen the biggest loser huh
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Originally Posted by parrotheads4
My first impression: this is the most pathetic group of contestants in the history of the show.
Hate to say this as well because I am probably no better, but that is exactly what I thought as well watching this episode. It's like the casting folks went out of their way to do that its so blatant.

As soon as he made the teams on the ship, I said "that yellow/orange team is going to get destroyed in the challenges". They better shake things up early or the first 4 episodes are going to be pretty dull.
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Re: Survivor 45 (CBS) Premieres 9/27/23

Then you have the winner from last season that a bit on the heavy side but killed the social game and when it came to challenges did well enough so that his team could catch them up and win. And didn't he win the breathing under water challenge? It IS possible to be heavy and unfit and win. But that guy from this season ain't it.
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The casting crew did it... they found the 18 most unlikeable and whiney people on the face of the planet. How does Jeff not call out that therapist for outright quitting? Shows how woke this show has truly become. He would have ripped previous contestants a new ass for wasting a golden opportunity.
randon? I don't even know where to begin. I get that not everyone is the most physically gifted... but you can't pull yourself up a ladder on day 1?

And don't get me started on the amount of crying we DID see. I cannot believe how soft these people are.
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