Sixteen average Americans (eighteen in seasons 8, 9 and 11, nineteen in season 14 and twenty in seasons 10 and 13) are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth. Divided into teams, they particiapte in challenges and every three days, the losing tribe must trek to Tribal Council to vote out one of their own.
Series Fun Facts
- SPOILER: Tina Wesson, winner of "Survivor: the Australian Outback," was originally not selected to be on the show but was called back to replace a contestant who withdrew from the game.
- John Cochran went on to become a writer for the CBS sitcom The Millers immediately after winning Caramoan.
- 2 former players also competed in Mark Burnett's other venture, the Eco-Challenge race (Ethan from Africa and Jenna from Borneo, competing as Team Mad River).