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Get Ready For 'Islands of Fire'

A total of 18 new castaways will complete in separate tribes of men versus women on "Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire," the ninth installment of the hit TV series, which will premiere Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on CBS.

The identities of the castaways were unveiled Tuesday on The Early Show.

"Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire" takes place on the islands of Vanuatu, located in the remote waters of the South Pacific near the tumultuous "Ring Of Fire," a land of volcanoes and rituals where sorcery and black magic are a part of tribal life and the spirits of the dead are believed to have power over the living.

More than 80 islands are home to more than 100 languages and a diverse group of tribes and clans whose history includes cannibalism.

The team colors are yellow for Yasur (the women) and red for Lopevi (the men). The castaways for "Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire" are:

  • Julie Berry, 23, a youth mentor from Gorham, Maine
  • Chad Crittenden, 35, a teacher from Oakland, Calif. (Chad is an amputee.)
  • Ami Cusack, 31, a barista (coffee server) and model from Lakewood, Colo.
  • Chris Daugherty, 33, who works in highway construction, from South Vienna, Ohio
  • Brady Finta, 33, an FBI agent who was formerly in the military service, from Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Rory Freeman, 35, a housing case manager from Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mia Galeotalanza, 30, a finance manager from Tom's River, N.J.
  • Brook Geraghty, 27, a project manager from Winthrop, Mass.
  • Lisa Keiffer, 44, a real estate agent from New Orleans
  • John Kenney, 22, a mechanical bull operator and model from Los Angeles
  • Scout Cloud Lee, 59, a rancher and entrepreneur from Stillwater, Okla.
  • Lea "Sarge" Masters, 40, a drill sergeant who lives in Columbia, S.C.
  • Dolly Neely, 25, a sheep farmer from Mercer, Pa.
  • Eliza Orlins, 21, a pre-law student from Syracuse, N.Y.
  • John Palyok, 31, of Los Angeles is a sales manager at a Home Depot.
  • Travis "Bubba" Sampson, 33, of Blountville, Tenn., works in loss prevention.
  • Leann Slaby, 35, a research assistant from Kansasville, Wis.
  • Twila Tanner, 41, of Marshall, Mo., who works in highway repair
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