Survivor: Island of the Idols, premieres Thursday, September 26, at 7.30pm on 9Go! and 9Now. This will be the 39th season of the US series.
The new castaways, who include a pro poker player, air force veteran, factory worker, a nanny, a former NHL player and a teacher, will once again be forced to compete with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other and, in the end, be the last one remaining to claim the title of Sole Survivor.
Each castaway, selected to visit the special island in various ways throughout the season will have to decide whether to put their new knowledge to the test for a chance at a possible advantage in their quest for US$1 million, or risk losing something very important in the process.
“This season we are bringing back two of our most dominant winners to serve as mentors to a new group of castaways,” said executive producer and host, Jeff Probst. “It’s a Survivor boot camp where each week, players will be instructed on a different facet of the game and then have a chance to test what they’ve learned for a shot at an advantage.”
This series the castaways will be joined by legendary winners Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, returning to the game as mentors.
Survivor: Island of the Idols sees the US series returning to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji, just to the west of Nadi.
The most recent series of Australian Survivor filmed on Vanua Levu Island in Fiji.
Australia’s Got Talent: Viewers angry over voting app fail
Australia’s Got Talent viewers blasted Channel 7 when the voting app for last night’s grand final crashed, reports News.com.au’s Andrew Bucklow.
Judges Shane Jacobson, Lucy Durack, Nicole Scherzinger and Manu Feildel whittled the top 10 acts down to the final four in last night’s episode.
In response to the voting issues, a Seven spokesperson told news.com.au: “After a few minutes of voting being opened, one of the 7plus services had an issue with autoscaling, leading to some users not being able to access the 7plus vote page on the 7plus mobile apps. This only affected some users and was quickly resolved within the voting period.”
Last night’s grand final episode was pre-recorded and, as is common practice with TV talent competitions these days, an ending crowning each of the four finalists as the winner was filmed.
Channel 7 then tallied the live votes last night to determine which ending would be played on TV.