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CBS Announces Season 34 Theme – Survivor: Game Changers


Twenty former castaways are set to change the game in the thirty-fourth edition of the long-running reality series.

Jeff Probst confirmed the theme for Season 34, which Inside Survivor first reported back in June, during tonight’s live reunion show for Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. The new season, Survivor: Game Changers – Mamanuca Islands, will feature returning players and premieres March 8, 2017, in its regular Wednesday night timeslot from 8-9PM ET/PT.

The season, which was filmed in Fiji, will see twenty former castaways return in another attempt to outwit, outplay and outlast the competition. It marks the second all-returnee cast in under two years; CBS aired Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance in September 2015, a cast made up of past players voted onto the season by viewers. Unlike the Second Chance competitors, the Game Changers cast was picked specifically by CBS/SEG.

The cast, some of who were in the audience during tonight’s reunion show,  is made up of second, third, and even four-time Survivor players, including former winners JT Thomas, Sandra Diaz-Twine (two-time winner!), and Tony Vlachos. Alongside those are fan favorites such as Ciera Eastin, Cirie Fields, Malcolm Freberg, and Ozzy Lusth. Last season’s runner-up Aubry Bracco also returns for a second shot, as well as Caleb Reynolds who was medically evacuated that same season. Also taking part are two castaways from this most recent season, Millennials vs. Gen X, Michaela Bradshaw who was shockingly eliminated just before the merge, and Zeke Smith who was taken out in ninth place due to being seen as a threat to win.

Stay tuned to Inside Survivor over the coming months for all your Survivor: Game Changers news and features, including cast retrospectives and interviews with former castaways who have played with the Game Changers cast. You can already view our previous Game Changers news and features in the Season 34 section.


Martin is a 28-year-old writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing, and recaps/reviews TV shows, currently for Yahoo TV. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. When not writing Martin can usually be found attending Wrestlemania events.