Season 38 of Survivor, known as the “Edge of Extinction”, is in full swing. The show airs in the 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT time slot on the CBS network, Wednesday nights and, for those who would like to watch new episodes of the show as they air but don’t have a cable subscription, you still have options. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch CBS live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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This season has put together new contestants, mixed with some veteran survivalists also. Tonight’s episode is titled “There’s Always a Tsist” and the CBS plot description of episode 2 reads, “Alliances are tested after a highly anticipated merge between tribes; one castaway wins the first individual immunity challenge of the season.” Below is a rundown on the two tribes and the contestants on each. And, for those unaware of the new twist this season, those voted out are waiting for an opportunity to rejoin the game. Those who are sitting and waiting as cast-offs, are on the Island of Extinction and they are in bold below.
Dan “The Wardog” DaSilva, a law student.
Kelley Wentworth, a Survivor veteran.
Rick Devens, a morning news anchor.
Wendy Diaz, a small business owner.
Lauren O’Connell, a college student.
Reem Daly, works in sales.
Keith Sowell, a pre-med student.
Chris Underwood, a district sales manager.
David Wright, a Survivor veteran.
Joe Anglim, a Survivor veteran.
Aurora McCreary, a divorce lawyer.
Aubry Bracco, a Survivor veteran.
Victoria Baamonde, a waitress.
Ron Clark, a teacher.
Julia Carter, a medical assistant.
Eric Hafemann, a firefighter.
Julie Rosenberg, a toymaker.
Gavin Whitson, a YMCA program director.
Clearly, the Manu Tribe has had a harder time and has had a lot more tribe members voted out. Kelley Wentworth, one of the tribe survivalists, who is a veteran and is still in the game at this point, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about why she thought her tribe was doing so poorly. Wentworth said, “Why were we having a hard time? Oh, man, where do I begin? We were living on about 1/2 cup of rice per day. That’s maybe 200 calories a day, if that. It was a struggle just to walk down to the beach to gather firewood. We had no fuel in the tank. We had no shelter. Our bed was the ground, literally. We laid palm fronds on the dirt and slept on them.” She continued, “Our challenge performances were a direct reflection of what we were experiencing back at camp. We had zero energy, we weren’t sleeping. The list goes on.”
The location of the new season of the show is Fiji again, as it is a favorite location for production. The long-running hit series is like a well-oiled machine at this point, according to production, especially when it comes to the behind-the-scenes work. It’s the new twists, contestants, and challenges that change up the game each season.