next season, Survivor Palau, will feature 20 survivors and “dramatic” changes.

next season, Survivor Palau, will feature 20 survivors and “dramatic” changes.
As Survivor Maps once again correctly identified, the next season of Survivor will stay in the south Pacific as the crew moves northwest to Palau. That’s not to be confused with Pulau Tiga, the island in Borneo where the first season took place. For Survivor Palau, Jeff promised that, “from the beginning, the game will be changed in a dramatic way. Everything the survivors have come to expect will be wiped out in the first 10 minutes.” One of those changes: There will be two more players than this season, for a total of 20; most seasons have featured just 16. Some reports have the new season airing as early as February, although some analysis suggests that it could be late March or even April.
+ also: possible contestants already being revealed.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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