“Survivor” fans, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 26. That’s the day that the landmark 37th season is set to debut on CBS with a supersized 90-minute premiere. This season’s twist is “David vs. Goliath,” which pits the underdog versus the favorite in a biblical showdown for the ages. While the 20 contestants are all new to “Survivor,” two of them are celebrities who you may recognize: filmmaker Mike White and pro wrestler John Hennigan. Watch the two-minute Season 37 preview trailer above.
“David vs. Goliath” filmed between March 29 and May 6 in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji, the sixth such season to take place in that country. This time around the castaways have to deal with Fiji’s rainy season, which no doubt makes things more challenging for the players.
“It’s a hard season,” host Jeff Probst told Entertainment Weekly about the weather conditions. “They will earn it every day, especially early on. Yeah, the weather continues.” Probst has hosted every episode of “Survivor” since it first debuted back in 2000.
Whoever is named the ultimate winner of “David vs. Goliath” will join the list of esteemed champions like Wendell Holland, who notably won “Ghost Island” this spring after a history-making tie vote with Domenick Abbate.
Other recent winners of CBS’s reality TV show include war vet Ben Driebergen from “Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers,” police officer Sarah Lacina from “Game Changers,” and superfan Adam Klein from “Millennials vs. Gen X.” See the complete “Survivor” winners list.