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The goal of Survivor is to outwit, outplay, and outlast — but Season 27 of the long-running CBS reality competition show is putting a twist on that, challenging 10 returning players to compete against their own loved ones!

We already revealed the tropical location where this season was filmed. It's the Philippines — specifically Palaui Island, Cagayan — and now you’ll be able to start making your wagers on who will win now that you’ll know who the returning players and their loved ones actually are.

The returning players will be on the Galang tribe while their loved ones will make up the Tadhana tribe.

Here’s the cast (with the tribe breakdown):

Galang

  • Tyson Apostol (Survivor: TocantinsHeroes vs. Villains)

  • Aras Baskauskas (Survivor: Panama winner)

  • Rupert Boneham (Survivor: Pearl IslandsAll-Stars, and Heroes vs Villains)

  • Monica Culpepper (Survivor: One World)

  • Colton Cumbie (Survivor: One World)

  • Kat Edorsson (Survivor: One World)

  • Laura Morett (Survivor: Samoa)

  • Gervase Peterson (Survivor: Borneo)

  • Tina Wesson (Survivor: Australia winner, All-Stars)

  • Candice Woodcock (Survivor: Cook IslandsHeroes vs. Villains)

Tadhana

  • Rachel (Tyson’s girlfriend)

  • Vytas (Aras’ brother)

  • Laura (Rupert’s wife)

  • Brad Culpepper (Monica’s husband, former NFL player)

  • Caleb (Colton’s fiancé)

  • Hayden Moss (Kat’s boyfriend, Big Brother 12 winner)

  • Ciera (Laura Morett’s daughter)

  • Marissa (Gervase’s niece)

  • Katie (Tina’s daughter)

  • John (Candice’s husband)


    Are you excited about Season 27 of Survivor? Hit the comments and let us know if you’ll be tuning in or if you’re so over this show!

    Survivor: Blood vs. Water premieres on Wednesday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (for a special 90-minute premiere) on CBS.

    Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!