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CBS Announces Cast of 'Survivor: South Pacific'

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS has announced the names of 16 of 18 castaways for the next season of Survivor. Survivor: South Pacific will debut Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a 90-minute edition starting at 8 p.m. ET.  The most notable player appears to be Brandon Hantz, the 19-year-old nephew of former Survivor "villain" Russell Hantz, who has so far played the game three times without winning.

The names of two of the contestants remain a secret for now, but they are said to be former Survivor players looking for redemption.  That was also the twist of last season's Survivor: Redemption Island, in which "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz returned -- Mariano ended up winning the season.

Here's a list of the new season's castaways and their respective tribes:


Mark Caruso

Age: 48
Current Residence: Forest Hills, N.Y.
Occupation: Retired NYPD Detective

John Cochran
Age: 24
Current Residence: Washington D.C
Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Whitney Duncan
Age:  27
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Country Music Singer

Dawn Meehan

Age: 41
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor

Jim Rice
Age: 35
Current Residence: Denver
Occupation: Medical Marijuana Dispenser

Semhar Tadesse
Age: 24
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Spoken Word Artist

Keith Tollefson
Age: 26
Current Residence: Edina, Minn.
Occupation: Water Treatment Tech

Elyse Umemoto
Age: 27
Current Residence: Las Vegas
Occupation: Dance Team Manager

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Current Residence ??
Occupation: ??


Sophie Clarke

Age: 22
Current Residence: Willsboro, N.Y.
Occupation: Medical Student   

Albert Destrade

Age: 26
Current Residence: Plantation, Fla.
Occupation: Baseball/Dating Coach

Brandon Hantz
Age: 19
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Oil Tanker Crewman

Edna Ma
Age: 35
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Anesthesiologist

Christine Shields Markoski
Age: 39
Current Residence: Merrick, N.Y.
Occupation: Teacher

Rick Nelson
Age: 51
Current Residence: Aurora, Utah
Occupation: Rancher

Stacey Powell
Age: 44
Current Residence: Dallas
Occupation: Mortician

Mikayla Wingle
Age: 22
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Lingerie Football Player

Former Castaway (TBA)
Age: ??
Occupation: ??
Current Residence: ??

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