New York, NY (WLTX) -- This year's theme for the hit CBS show Survivor is "Blood vs Water" - with former players competing with loved-ones.

Ultimately they'll be competing against their loved ones, who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor.

Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves?

Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker - Blood or Water?

The 27th season premier of Survivor is set for September 18th from 8-9:30pm from CBS on News 19, WLTX.

The 20 castaways competing for the million dollar prize include:


Tyson Apostol Rachel Foulger

Age: 34 Age: 33

Provo, Utah Provo, Utah

Former Pro Cyclist/Shop Manager Cocktail Waitress/Graphic Designer

Survivor: Tocantins, 2nd Jury member

Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out


Aras Baskauskas Vytas Baskauskas

Age: 31 Age: 33

Santa Monica, Calif. Santa Monica, Calif.

Musician Yoga Instructor/Math Professor

Survivor: Panama - Exile Island, Winner


Rupert Boneham Laura Boneham

Age: 49 Age: 44

Indianapolis, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind.

Mentor for Troubled Teens Merchandiser

Survivor: Pearl Island, 2nd Jury member

All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite

Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member


Candice Cody John Cody

Age: 30 Age: 30

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.

Physician, Anesthesiology Resident Physician, Army Orthopedic Surgery Resident

Survivor: Cook Islands, 5th Jury Member

Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member


Monica Culpepper Brad Culpepper

Age: 42 Age: 44

Tampa, Fla. Tampa, Fla.

Former NFL Wife, homemaker Attorney and retired NFL player

Survivor: One World, 5th Voted Out


Colton Cumbie Caleb Bankston

Age: 22 Age: 26

Collinsville, Ala. Collinsville, Ala.

Student Teacher Post Office Manager/Farmer

Survivor: One World, 6th Out - Medically Evacuated


Kat Edorsson Hayden Moss

Age: 23 Age: 26

Orlando, Fla. Springtown, Texas

Full-time Student/Sales Real Estate

Survivor: One World, 6th Jury Member


Laura Morett Ciera Eastin

Age: 43 Age: 24

Salem, Ore. Salem, Ore.

Co-owner of Morett Construction Cosmetology Student

Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member


Gervase Peterson Marissa Peterson

Age: 43 Age: 21

Philadelphia, Pa. Chapel Hill, N.C.

Cigar Lounge Owner Student

Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member


Tina Wesson Katie Collins

Age: 52 Age: 25

Robbinsville, N.C. New York, N.Y.

Motivational Speaker Hedge Fund Support

Survivor: Australia, Winner

All Stars, 1st Voted Out

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