Survivor: Samoa bows Thursday, Sept. 17 with a new cast of the usual reality- TV suspects looking to outwit, outplay and outlast their way to a $1-million US prize and 15 minutes of reality-TV fame. The youngest contestant is 22. The oldest is 62. There’s a doctor, a police officer, an urban planner and a rocket scientist.Quoted from site:

Through it all, though, the wind howled, the skies opened up and the castaways were drenched.

“Samoa is very beautiful – and it kicked the ass of two people to the point where they had to be evacuated,” Probst told Canwest News Service in a long, wide-ranging conversation. “It was hot, and then it rained. And it rained for about a week. They didn’t have fire. And they couldn’t get water. It was hard. It was definitely hard.”

But the show must go on.

“I think one of the things that has happened over the last 10 years is that there are so many reality shows that are basically scripted – you can feel it when you’re watching – that people may forget that Survivor is not fake.

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This season’s cast includes the typical mixture of young and old, geek and stud, babalicious and homely, and muscles versus spare tires as the castaways battle for reality tv stardom.

We’ll be posting weekly updates, polls and fun stuff about each episode. Stay tuned!