Survivor 25′s finale is upon us (it airs Sunday night on CBS) and fans are now looking to see what Season 26 has in store for us.
You may or may not have already heard (via internet spoilers), but there are going to be a slew of returning players next season. Normally I would moan and groan at this (as CBS is on a repetitive roll of recycling cast members) but most of the players they’re bringing back are kind of the misfits of Survivor. I like misfits. Rumor has it that the season is going to be “Fans vs. Favorites,” but this has not yet been confirmed. Also rumored, is that the season will be named Survivor: Caramoan.
Returning castaway are as follows:
Erik Reichenbach, Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites
Corinne Kaplan, Survivor Gabon
Brenda Lowe, Survivor Nicaragua
Andrea Boehlke, Survivor Redemption Island
Francesca Hogi, Survivor Redemption Island
Phillip Sheppard, Survivor Redemption Island
John Cochran, Survivor South Pacific
Brandon Hantz, Survivor South Pacific
Dawn Meehan, Survivor South Pacific
Malcolm Freberg, Survivor Philippines
(Malcolm, who has made the Final 4 of Survivor Philippines is a favorite to win Season 25, but since he is returning next season, my guess is he is NOT the sole Survivor of the Philippines.) Have we ever seen anyone play back-to-back seasons on Survivor? I think Probst has a woody for Malcolm.
I’m most excited for Phillip, Dawn and Cochran to return, because as human beings, I just freaking adore those three. I’m a little shocked that Brandon Hantz is returning, I guess the love affair between CBS and The Hantz’s is all but dead. Hmph. I’m sure he’ll be a trainwreck again because he’s a trainwreck in real life. You know this if you’re connected with him on Facebook. Oh, Nelly.