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, MaineChad 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, OhioBrady 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, IowaMia 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 OrleansJohn Kenney, 22, a mechanical bull operator and model from Los AngelesScout 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