The new castaways of "Survivor: Gabon" have been revealed by CBS. The upcoming seventeenth season will premiere with a two-hour episode on September 25th and will be broadcast in HD, a first for the series. Exile Island will return, but since the show filmed on Gabon's coast, it will just be called "Exile". That's not the only change says host Jeff Probst "When you go to Exile this time you can either get a clue that will help you find the hidden immunity idol or you can get 'instant comfort'-a nice thing to sleep on, some food, some fruit. Depending upon the time, we'll make the temptation bigger and bigger. The idea was to see if anybody would be dumb enough to choose comfort over the only thing that guarantees you to stick in the game, which is immunity."
The season will begin with the castaways divided into two tribes by a schoolyard pick'em and then they immediately compete in their first challenge. Jeff Probst also touched on this season's tag line 'Earth's Last Eden'. "In a strange coincidence to Earth's Last Eden, good vs. evil emerges as a major theme this season. I think the audience will quickly identify with one group or the other."
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