As you already know if you watched last season’s reunion show, there’s a new twist this season: Redemption Island. It’ll give the castaways a chance to re-enter the competition after they’ve been voted off.
When the first castaway is voted off, he or she will go to Redemption Island alone. When a second castaway joins them, they’ll compete in some sort of “duel” to stay.
–The duels will likely continue . . . until at some point, the person left on Redemption Island will be given the chance to re-enter the game.
–CBS also revealed the cast, which will feature 16 new castaways, and two former “Survivor” stars. For whatever reason, CBS won’t identify them until later this week . . . but rumor has it, it’ll be “Boston Rob” Mariano and Russell Hantz.
(–Boston Rob has already done THREE “Survivor” seasons: Marquesas, All-Stars, and Heroes Vs. Villains. Russell Hantz has done TWO: Samoa and Heroes Vs. Villains. So if you watch “Survivor”, you know who they are.)
–Among the “nobodies” are two former NFL players: First there’s Steve Wright, a 51-year-old former offensive lineman who played for the Raiders, the Cowboys and the Colts over 10 seasons, from 1981 to 1993.
–And then there’s a guy you’ve probably never heard of named Grant Mattos, who barely appeared in a half dozen games with the San Diego Chargers back in 2003. (–He’s only 29, but is already out of football. He’s now a YOGA INSTRUCTOR.)