Credit: CBS

To paraphrase Star Wars's not-so-great Emperor Palpatine: Everything is proceeding as the spoilers have foreseen.

Survivor Caramoan: Fans v. Favorites will premiere Wednesday, February 13 at 8 p.m. on CBS. It was supposed to be a two-hour premiere, but they shortened it to an hour and a half, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. An early Season 26 spoilers cast list, just with the "favorites," was already released over a month ago, with other boot list and final three details. We weren’t sure what to make of that, but now CBS has revealed the official 20-member cast, including the newbie "fans" — so it's time to match up the official and spoiled lists to see if those spoilers may be on the right track or way off.

Here are the two tribes, as listed by Zap2it:

BIKAL (FAVORITES)                                          

Andrea Boehlke
Age: 23
New York                                                                                                                 
Entertainment Host and Writer                                
Survivor: Redemption Island

Brandon Hantz                                                        
Age: 21                                                                     
Katy, Texas                                                               
Chemical Disposal                                                    
Survivor: South Pacific

Brenda Lowe                                                           
Age: 30                                                                     
Miami, Fla.                                                                
Paddleboard Co. Owner                                           
Survivor: Nicaragua

Corinne Kaplan                                                      
Age: 33                                                                     
Los Angeles                                                              
Clinical Consultant                                                   
Survivor: Gabon

Dawn Meehan                                                         
Age: 42                                                                     
South Jordan, Utah                                                   
English Professor                                                      
Survivor: South Pacific

Erik Reichenbach                                                   
Age: 27                                                                     
Santa Clarita, Calif.                                                  
Comic Book Artist                                                    
Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites

Francesca Hogi                                                        
Age: 38                                                                     
Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                         
Survivor: Redemption Island

John Cochran                                                          
Age: 25                                                                     
Washington D.C.                                                      
Law Student                                                             
Survivor: South Pacific

Phillip Sheppard                                                     
Age: 54                                                                     
Santa Monica, Calif.                                                 
Software Sales                                                                      
Survivor: Redemption Island

Malcolm Freberg                                                     
Age: 25                                                                     
Hermosa Beach, Calif.                                              
Survivor: Philippines

Yes, some of those alumni are arguable as “favorites,” but it should make for a dramatic lineup.

Credit: CBS


Laura Alexander
Age: 23
Washington, D.C.
Administrative Officer

Sherri Biethman
Age: 41
Boise, Idaho
Fast Food Franchisee

Matt Bischoff
Age: 38
Cincinnati, Ohio
BMX Bike Sales

Hope Driskill
Age: 23
Jefferson City, Mo.
Pre-Law Student

Edward "Eddie" Fox
Age: 23
East Brunswick, N.J.

Julia Landauer
Age: 21
Stanford, Calif.
Racecar Driver

Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz
Age: 25
Oceanside, N.Y.

Michael Snow
Age: 44
New York
Event Planner

Shamar Thomas
Age: 27
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Iraq War Veteran

Reynold Toepfer
Age: 30
San Francisco
Real Estate Sales

Head here to to see photos and bios and more details on the cast.


Checking out the previously released spoilers, yep, the "favorites" are dead on. And it looks like they have "fan" Sherri Biethman in the final three. See who else has been spoiled to do what. We still have to take the spoiler details with several grains of salt, but this is a good start.

Sources: Zap2itCBS