NBC has released that Survivor has been renewed for another two seasons 2012/2013. According to a few sites online both season 25 and 26 are being filmed in the Caramoan Islands, Philippines. Other world Survivor Shows have filmed there such as Survivor France, Serbia, India, Israel and Bulgaria.
There has been a lot of speculation about who the castaways will be on season 25 and 26 of Survivor. It is rumoured that they will be contestants who were well liked that are getting a second chance. I don’t think we’re going to see Coach and Russell Hantz again but you never know what Survivor producers have up their sleeves. At the Survivor after show of Redemption Island, Russell said he would not be doing another Survivor. Money can change that but with his new show Flipped Off on A&E, I don’t see it happening. Jeff Probst recently had an interview with Gordon Holmes regarding Colton Cumbie who had to be medevac’d for acute appendicitis (turns out it was a bacterial infection).
Probst:I had no idea how ugly Colton was being at camp. I saw one display at Tribal Council when he talked about “I have a black friend, a housekeeper, who I pay.” I didn’t realize how aggressive he was intreating people and how poorly he treated people. Colton is one of the few people I can recall where the audience just has a true dislike for. He’s different from Russell (Hantz) who you just might love to hate.
Holmes: Think we’ll see Colton again?
Probst: Russell you bring back. Colton, I don’t think you do. I can’t imagine celebrating Colton and bringing him back. But, I could be wrong on that.
So with any luck Colton won’t be coming back, nobody likes him anyways. The 4 names that have shown up on Twitter and the fan forums for returning castaways are Andrew Savage (Pearl Islands), Mike Skupin (Australia), Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands/Micronesia) and Russel Swan (Samoa). All contestants that were well liked and fans would like to see get a second chance.
Jonathan Penner was forced to leave his season of Survivor: Micronesia because he suffered a puncture wound to his leg and had it stitched up, it became infected and he had to be medevac’d. Mike Skupin was also medevac’d because he was blowing on the fire inhaled smoke, passed out and landed in the fire…he suffered severe burns to his hands. Russell Swan was medevac’d with heart problems. If this is true then I’m sensing there could be a theme here. Let’s look at all the injured castaways.
Colton Cumbie: Bacterial Infection
Kourtnay Moon: Fractured Wrist
Jonathan Penner: Leg Injury/Infection
Michael Skupin: Severly Burn Hands
Russell Swan: Heart Problems
Gary ‘Papa Smurf’ Stritesky: Allergic Reaction to Bug Bites
Bruce Kanegai: Bowl Obstruction
Joe Dowdle: Knee Injury
James Clement: Finger Infection
Mike Borassi: Dehydration/Low Blood Pressure
There are quite a few people on this list that probably feel like they got a raw deal and would like a 2nd chance. I think we could see a lot of castaways that had to leave for medical reasons in the upcoming season of Survivor 25. Hopefully they will make it through without another injury.