Time will tell if Eden proves heavenly for CBS' ratings.
The network has unveiled the 18th castaways for the 17th installment of its time-tested and slightly ratings-worn reality stalwart, Survivor Gabon—Earth's Last Eden.
Befitting its verbose title, the new season marks the Emmy-winning show's first time broadcasting in high definition and will, per host Jeff Probst, live up to its name.
"In a strange coincidence to Earth's Last Eden, good vs. evil emerges as a major theme this season. I think the audience will quickly identify with one group or the other."
Among the competitors: a maintenance man, a pin-up model, a wedding videographer, a professional gamer and—topical ringer alert?—a former track Olympic gold medalist in Athens.
The new season kicks off on CBS Sept. 25, a week later than originally announced, but as a two-hour event, a first for the reality series.
Here's the complete list of Africa-bound contenders for the million dollar prize: