"This Has Never Happened Before!" -- Twenty new castaways are abandoned on one beach. As the castaways row one large boat through the waters surrounding Palau, host Jeff Probst points them towards their new beach and indicates there will be two machetes and a map to water waiting for them. In addition, he indicates there will be two immunity necklaces for the first man and the first woman to reach the shore. With that, Jeff departs and the anticipation and panic sets in…who will stay in the boat? Who will be first to jump? Who will win immunity? By the end of the first episode, three castaways will leave the island.
THE CASTAWAYS OF SURVIVOR: PALAU:
Coby Archa, 32, Athens, Texas
Ashlee Ashby, 22, Easley, S.C.
Gregg Carey, 28, Chicago
Bobby Jon Drinkard, 27, Troy, Ala.
Katie Gallagher, 29, Merced, Calif.
Caryn Groedel, 46, Solon, Ohio
Angie Jacusz, 24, New Orleans
Jolanda Jones, 39, Houston
Stephenie LaGrossa, 25, Philadelphia
Jonathan Libby, 23, Dallas
Jennifer Lyon, 32, Encino, Calif.
James Miller, 33, Mobile, Ala.
Kimberly Mullen, 25, Huber Heights, Ohio
Ibrehem Rahman, 27, Birmingham, Ala.
Ian Rosenberger, 23, Key Largo, Fla.
Wanda Shirk, 55, Ulysses, Pa.
Willard Smith, 57, Bellevue, Wash.
Janu Tornell, 39, Las Vegas
Tom Westman, 41, Sayville, N.Y.
Jeff Wilson, 22, Ventura, Calif.