Casting for the 2011-2012 seasons of Survivor will begin soon, as CBS has brought back the Sears online casting competition, which lets viewers vote to select a cast member. Last year, they gave us Jimmy T, so the bar is set pretty high.
Prospective cast members who want to leave their casting in the hands of CBS.com-dwelling fans can upload videos from Dec. 7 to 28, and the top 10 will be selected by producers on Jan. 11 based on “creativity (25%), feasibility of winning the Survivor show (25%), personality (25%) and body language/performance (25%).”
The rules point out out that if you win, “you may be competing against program participants who may have knowledge of your identity and/or various information concerning you prior to the commencement of the production of the Survivor Show.”
If you want to be cast the old fashioned way, you’d best try to get the attention of a recruiter by getting yourself to Santa Monica and start walking around looking hot, cocky, and/or dumb, because the regular application is still from last year. Presumably, a new application will be available soon, after the casting contest generates traffic for CBS.com and makes its visitors feel like they are integral to the casting process.