Airdate: Survivor: Caramoan: Fans v Favourites

2013-01-30_1412Survivor finally wrapped last night several weeks after it aired in the US (at least it was a fitting winner), but there is better news ahead.

GO!  will fast-track the next season Survivor: Caramoan: Fans v Favourites at 7:30pm Thursday February 14 -the same day as it screens in the US.

It’s a big change to previous seasons which at best were about a week behind the US, if not longer.

It’s possible the season could be pre-empted on occasions, as happens in the US, but I don’t think fans will mind given the benefits.

The new season sees the return of former contestants including Brandon Hantz and Johnny Cochran.

Favorites/Bikal tribe
Andrea Boehlke
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Age: 23
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer

Brandon Hantz
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
Age: 21
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Chemical Disposal

Brenda Lowe
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Age: 30
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner

Corinne Kaplan
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon – 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Age: 33
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant

Dawn Meehan
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Age: 42
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor

Erik Reichenbach
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Age: 27
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist

Francesca Hogi
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 1st castaway voted out
Age: 38
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Attorney

John Cochran
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Age: 25
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Malcolm Freberg
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Age: 25
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Bartender

Phillip Sheppard
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Age: 54
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales

Fans/Gota tribe
Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz
Age: 25
Current Residence: Oceanside, N.Y.
Occupation: Bartender

Edward “Eddie” Fox
Age: 23
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Occupation: Fireman/EMT

Hope Driskill
Age: 23
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre Law Student (Miss Missouri 2011)

Julia Landauer
Age: 21
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver

Laura Alexander
Age: 23
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer

Matt Bischoff
Age: 38
Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: BMX Bike Sales

Michael Snow
Age: 44
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Event Planner
Reynold Toepfer
Age: 30
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales

Shamar Thomas
Age: 27
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Iraq War Veteran

Sherri Biethman
Age: 41
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee


  1. Good news, especially the slot ( I don’t have any other shows currently in that time slot, which is unusal for when first runs are scheduled on digital channels). Don’t recognise many of the returnees by name apart Brandon and Malcome. So glad Malcome is returning, one of my favorites from the season just ended.

  2. Agree with David that we had a very worthy winner last season and this is finally great news that Aussie advertisers will get value for money – I won’t be using other methods if they keep to their word! Can’t say I’m too flash about the ‘Favourites’. Malcolm is great, but Brandon will drive me crazy if he is still as preachy.

  3. carolemorrissey

    Wow, wonders will never cease. Finally they get their act together. Hopefully this time I won’t find out the winner before we get it. Now lets just hope 7 do the same with The Amazing Race. They were actually airing the last series within a couple of days of it airing in the US, till the finale. For some stupid reason they didn’t show it for a couple of weeks then we didn’t get the finale for 2 weeks after it aired in the US.

  4. Channel 9, thank you, thank you, thank you!
    I don’t understand why you’ve finally listened to us but I’m so glad you have, it will be fanatastic to watch this at a decent time for once.

  5. I’m very happy to hear that. I would like to see more premium content being played on multichannels where networks cannot accomodate on the main channel.

  6. Thanks David. This fan can handle a few potential hiccups. As you say the benefits are many-particularly the air time for the show-7:30-hallelujah! I still haven’t seen the final of Survivor Philippines because of the time it was shown and am hanging out for Sunday 3:00 on Go! to see this episode (Don’t tell me who won Survivor fans). The new viewing time and the closeness to the US air time is a plus/plus for many of us.

  7. Clearly I’ve concussed myself into bizarro world, 9 actually managed to find room amongst all those repeats on Go for Survivor. How on earth will their audience survive without their 52nd repeat of BBT for the week? For the first time in eons, I actually won’t have to bother acquiring via other methods instead of waiting for 9 to snail-track it.

    @ JB. Yeah David’s right on the money, Probst & co basically chalked up the failure of One World to the lack of returnees so they’ll be a regular feature from now on.

  8. Wow. Well done Go! Now that isn’t hard is it? For the first time in a long time i may actually watch survivor on tv. Getting a bit sick of returning contestants though

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