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
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Laura Morett Ciera Eastin
Age: 43 Age: 24
Salem, Ore. Salem, Ore.
Co-owner of Morett Construction Cosmetology Student
Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member
UNCLE AND NIECE
Gervase Peterson Marissa Peterson
Age: 43 Age: 21
Philadelphia, Pa. Chapel Hill, N.C.
Cigar Lounge Owner Student
Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
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