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PostSubject: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 3:33 pm

For 15 years, Survivor has engaged viewers and become a legend in reality TV, trailblazing the way for the genre. In its landmark 30th season, Survivor is changing it up yet again.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/news/1003707/

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Eighteen brand-new castaways will compete to earn the title of Sole Survivor with an all-new twist. Castaways will be broken into three different tribes based on their occupations; White Collar, Blue Collar, and No Collar. Watch the 90-minute season premiere on Wednesday, February 25 at 8/7c.

This brand-new twist will pit castaways against each other based upon their career strengths and goals, and will question what qualities are important to bring into an unpredictable game.

The White Collar Masaya Tribe is known for making the rules. A corporate executive, a retail buyer and a marketing director will compete together.

The Escameca Tribe, made up of Blue Collar workers — including a postal worker, a hairdresser and a state trooper — are known to be rule-followers. Will they live up to the stereotype, or break out on their own?

The No Collar Nagote Tribe is full of free-spirits who refuse to make or abide by rules. This unpredictable group may shake things up while marching to the beats of their own drummers.

Find out who will outwit, outlast, and outplay on the upcoming season of Survivor: Worlds Apart.

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 3:40 pm

i hate when they break them up in 3 groups
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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 3:44 pm

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A guy who gained fame for crooning Bon Jovi & The Eurythmics at a gas station on The Tonight Show. Another guy who taught a course on Survivor at Northwestern University. A professional barrel racer. These are just three of the contestants that will be competing on Survivor: Worlds Apart when season 30 of the CBS reality show premieres with a special 90-minute episode at 8pm on Feb. 25. Eighteen all new players will be vying for the million dollars and will be separated into three tribes: White Collar, Blue Collar, and No Collar.

Host Jeff Probst explains the Worlds Apart theme: “The concept for this season of Survivor is White Collars, which tend to be the people who work in offices, might wear a suit, are in charge and they make the rules. Versus the Blue Collars, and this is really what America was built on and still what drives America, and these are people that work outside, they might wear a uniform, they work with their hands, and they tend to follow the rules. Versus the No Collars: These are the people on the outside that don’t have any interest in the status quo or tradition. It might be a jeweler, it could be a sailboat instructor, or somebody who works down on the beach. And they tend to break the rules.”

How the three types interact, says Probst, will be key. “The idea is, when you put these three very different types of people together, how will that play out, because it really is, I believe, a microcosm for what is happening in our country right now. Nobody seems to like the white collars—the rich. The blue collars are doing what they’ve always done, which is keep our country going. And the no collars have no time for either of it. They’re not interested in corporate America and they don’t really want to work in a normal job, so they just hang out on the outside sort of assessing and commenting on life and figuring out a way to get by.”

Among the White Collar tribemates is Max Dawson, who taught a Survivor course at college. Pro barrel rider Sierra Dawn Thomas is one of the Blue Collar members, while Will Sims II—who sang for free gas on The Tonight Show—represents one of the No Collar members.

The theme of having three tribes representing three different aspects of society calls to mind last year’s Brains vs. Beauty vs. Brawn battle of Survivor: Cagayan. Did the success of that season help influence the creative twist for Worlds Apart? “It probably had a hand subconsciously,” says Probst. “The biggest thing that helped this is realizing the mistake that we made in season 29 [Survivor: San Juan del Sur], where we chose our theme first and then cast to that theme. That’s what you do on a traditional television show or a movie, but Survivor is different. What we do best is find the best group of people and then figure out the theme. And so we were very determined this season that that was not going to happen again. So we have this group of people and we kept looking at the different ways we could break them up.”

Of course, that’s not the only twist this season. The host also told us back in December that there will be another new element at play: “We have a new advantage in the game. Something we’ve toyed with for a long time and decided to do it this year, and it plays out great. I’ll leave it at that for now.”

White Collar Tribe (a.k.a. Masaya)


Carolyn Rivera
Age: 52
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla.
Occupation: Corporate Executive

Joaquin Souberbielle
Age: 27
Current Residence: Valley Stream, N.Y.
Occupation: Marketing Director

Max Dawson
Age: 37
Current Residence: Topanga, Calif.
Occupation: Media Consultant

Shirin Oskooi
Age: 31
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Yahoo Executive

So Kim
Age: 31
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Retail Buyer

Tyler Fredrickson
Age: 33
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Ex-Talent Agent Assistant

Blue Collar Tribe (a.k.a. Escameca)


Dan Foley
Age: 47
Current Residence: Gorham, Maine
Occupation: Postal Worker

Kelly Remington
Age: 44
Current Residence: Grand Island, N.Y.
Occupation: State Trooper

Lindsey Cascaddan
Age: 24
Current Residence: College Park, Fla.
Occupation: Hairdresser

Mike Holloway
Age: 38
Current Residence: North Richland Hills, Texas
Occupation: Oil Driller

Rodney Lavoie Jr.
Age: 24
Current Residence: Boston, Mass.
Occupation: General Contractor

Sierra Dawn Thomas
Age: 27
Current Residence: Roy, Utah
Occupation: Barrel Racer

No Collar Tribe (a.k.a. Nargarote)


Hali Ford
Age: 25
Current Residence: San Francisco
Occupation: Law Student

Jenn Brown
Age: 22
Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.
Occupation: Sailing Instructor

Joe Anglim
Age: 25
Current Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Occupation: Jewelry Designer

Nina Poersch
Age: 51
Current Residence: Palmdale, Calif.
Occupation: Hearing Advocate

Vince Sly
Age: 32
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Coconut Vendor

Will Sims II
Age: 41
Current Residence: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Occupation: YouTube Sensation

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 3:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 3:50 pm

You're welcome.

The name Max Dawson sounds familiar but I could be confusing him with someone else. Or maybe I've seen it on twitter at some point.

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 4:00 pm



Meet the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, themed Worlds Apart, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 30th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Castaways will be divided into three separate tribes: White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar.

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 4:03 pm

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You're welcome.

The name Max Dawson sounds familiar but I could be confusing him with someone else.  Or maybe I've seen it on twitter at some point.

Apparently Max & Ian from Big Brother are good friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 4:10 pm

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catty wrote:
You're welcome.

The name Max Dawson sounds familiar but I could be confusing him with someone else.  Or maybe I've seen it on twitter at some point.

Apparently Max & Ian from Big Brother are good friends.

Oh thanks for that info...maybe Ian mentioned him in a tweet or something...

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 21st 2015, 4:14 pm

he's the bearded guy isn't he? he tweets with all the BB peeps and what not
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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   January 22nd 2015, 8:02 pm

Max Dawson was a professor at Northwestern University who taught a class on reality television. He had several realty tv 'stars' come as guests at various times, including the following from RealityBlurred ...



Survivor contestants say producers gave them fire, food
by Andy Dehnart 15 FEB. 2012 | 8:42 AM

Survivor One World debuts tonight on CBS, with tribes living together from day one for the first time ever. Between seasons, there’s been a version of the show playing out at Northwestern University, where students are learning about reality television and using Survivor as a template for the class, including organizing students in tribes which can earn immunity from the midterm.

In the course’s syllabus, professor Max Dawson writes that it “examines the history, reception, and influence of one of [reality TV’s] defining examples,” noting that the show’s “ongoing success makes it an ideal starting point for a critical examination of the American television industry’s new reality.” (Full disclosure: I’ll be speaking to the class later this month.)

Last Thursday, several cast members–including Stephen Fishbach, Kelly Goldsmith, Mookie Lee, and John Cochran spoke to the class and had some fun, as Dawson had Cochran draw a rock, for example. But in their conversation with the class, they detailed some truly surprising examples of producers’ impact on their lives and game.

They are surprising to me because the contestants actually admitted these things in public, when the show has been pretty good about controlling its cast and press, and because while it takes place in an obviously artificial context, Survivor maintains an exceptionally high standard that few other shows even attempt. I roll my eyes at people who dismiss the show as fake, because everything from the hunger to the challenges to the environment are very real, but there’s apparently a lot of what amounts to cheating–the audience and other contestants–on the periphery. And that’s very disappointing.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on those revelations, some of which we’ve known for a while, such as that aerial shots of contestants during challenges are of the Dream Team, and that producers select contestants’ clothes for them (that’s even in the contract). The latest example: Cochran never owned a sweater vest until the show made him wear one. “The lady on the phone said, ‘Justin Timberlake wears sweater vests,'” he told the class.

It’s no surprise that producers cast people to fill certain roles and to make sure the cast is diverse, but Survivor usually seems to do that more organically than other shows. But perhaps they’re just better at concealing it and editing it than, say, Big Brother‘s producers, who do a ham-fisted job of it. Anyway, Kelly Goldsmith told the class that she basically switched roles during casting and still got cast, so the producers were clearly less interested in authenticity than in a type.

Once they did get cast, contestants said that votes are entirely up to contestants, but the Sun-Times account of the class noted that “the show’s alumni acknowledged that producers often chatted with them before a vote, suggesting hypothetical scenarios like, ‘What if you did x, y and z?’ … [that] sometimes planted ideas in their heads and got them thinking differently.” That’s not too disturbing to me, only because a good producer will ask questions about different angles to make sure there’s footage to use of the cast member explaining their rationale. But questions could conceivably be used to manipulate the game.

Most damning of all were the cast members’ examples about how food and fire were given to them. Survivor Tocantins cast member Erinn Lobdell said that while she was on Exile Island, a sound engineer gave her a single piece of butterscotch candy–and a camera operator lit a fire for her with a lighter. “The producer was gone … and the camera man set down his camera, took out his lighter and lit the fire,” she said.

And others confirmed that fires weren’t started by them; Kelly Goldsmith said her tribe got matches (presumably, that was not as a reward, because if it had been, that’s very different), while Mookie said that a lighter was used to start a fire that, on TV, appeared as though someone’s glasses started it.

CBS, predictably, responded to all of this with a non-answer: “Survivor producers follow a very strict protocol to never interfere with reality, that includes helping or hindering with life on the island.”



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PostSubject: Re: Survivor 30 - Worlds Apart (Meet the Cast)   April 4th 2015, 4:22 pm

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After an epic battle between castaways from the White Colllar, Blue Collar & No Collar tribes, only one castaway will be left standing. Find out who will be crowned the next Sole Survivor during the two-hour season finale, followed by a reunion special on Wednesday, May 20th at 8/7c.
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