Survivor Vets Russell Hantz and 'Boston' Rob Will Seek Redemption

It is official: As long Survivor is on the air, “Boston” Rob will be able to put food on the table (even if it’s oftentimes merely rice).

CBS said on Thursday that Rob Mariano (from the Marquesas and Heroes vs. Villains editions) and Russell Hantz (Samoa, Heroes vs. Villains) — neither of who has claimed the million-dollar prize in their previous tries — will join 16 previously announced first-time castaways for Survivor: Redemption Island.

Redemption Island‘s titular twist is that ejected players will cool their sun-chapped heels at a remote isle, with the jope of possibly being voted back into the game.

What do you make of this pair of encores, Survivor loyalists? Are you more or less inclined to visit Redemption Island this winter?
The 22nd cycle of the CBS reality juggernaut premiered Wednesday, February 16, at 8/7c.