Special 90-Minute Season Premiere of "Survivor" is Themed “Millennials vs. Gen. X”

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18 September 2016
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen. X
                        Millennials                                                                                           Generation X
Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
"Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen. X”
Season Premiere Wednesday, September 21 at 8 PM ET/PT
on CBS Television Network
          The fall edition of SURVIVOR, filmed in Fiji, is themed “Millennials vs. Gen. X” and will feature 20 castaways who will be separated by generation and forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other. Which generation has what it takes to win the game, be crowned the Sole Survivor and win the one million dollar prize? The show is hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst.  

          Each group of 10 castaways possesses similar characteristics that represent their generation and help unify their tribe. Millennials, the largest living generational group and most diverse in U.S. history (source: PewResearch.org and U.S. Census Bureau), grew up in a time of rapid change and are often described as having priorities that are vastly different from previous generations. How will this group fare without technology on the island? Will they opt for shortcuts in challenges or go the distance? Generation X forms the bridge between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials and has been collectively labeled as hard-working and independent people. Will they be able to find some commonalities with the younger castaways or stick to their own group? Will their differences and preconceived beliefs be too much to overcome?

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
          This season’s cast includes an assistant district attorney, a youth pastor, a police sergeant, a television writer, a professional gamer and the youngest player to ever compete in the game, a high school student. 

The battle unfolds between generations when the 2 tribes compete on SURVIVOR:
Millennials - “Vanua” Tribe
Michaela Bradshaw
Age: 25
Fort Worth, Texas
Vacation Club Sales
Michelle Schubert
Age: 28
Yakima, Wash.
Missionary Recruiter
Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa
Age: 23
Nashville, Tenn.
Adam Klein
Age: 25
San Francisco, Calif.
Homeless Shelter Manager
Hannah Shapiro
Age: 24
West Hollywood, Calif.
Zeke Smith
Age: 28
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Asset Manager
Justin “Jay” Starrett
Age: 27
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Real Estate Agent
Taylor Stocker
Age: 24
Post Falls, Idaho
Ski Instructor
Mari Takahashi
Age: 31
Los Angeles, Calif.
Professional Gamer
Will Wahl
Age: 18
Long Valley, N.J.
High School Student
Gen X - “Takali” Tribe
Rachel Ako
Age: 37
Los Angeles, Calif.
Recruiting Director
Sunday Burquest
Age: 45
Ostego, Minn. 
Youth Pastor
Chris Hammons
Age: 38
Moore, Okla.
Trial Lawyer
Lucy Huang
Age: 42
Diamond Bar, Calif.
Bret LaBelle
Age: 42
Dedham, Mass.
Police Sergeant
Jessica Lewis
Age: 37
Voorheesville, N.Y.
Asst. District Attorney
Ken McNickle
Age: 33
Denver, Colo.
Ciandre “CeCe” Taylor
Age: 39
Granada Hills, Calif.
Insurance Adjuster
Paul Wachter
Age: 52
Sugarloaf Key, Fla. 
Boat Mechanic
David Wright
Age: 42
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Television Writer



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