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Survivor Season 33 Cast

Survivor Season 33 Pits Millennials vs. Generation X — Meet the Castaways

CBS is teeing up a showdown for the ages. Actually, make that a showdown of the ages.

The upcoming 33rd season of Survivor, premiering Sept. 21 at 8/7c, will pit 10 members of Generation X against 10 millennials — one of which is still in high school, making him the youngest contestant in the series’ storied history.

Per CBS’ research, millennials “grew up in a time of rapid change and are often described as having priorities that are vastly different from previous generations,” while Gen X-ers are known as “hard-working and independent people.”

Though the official release warns that the groups’ differences and beliefs could be “too much to overcome,” I’m pretty sure they’ll all agree on one thing: Rats taste better with ketchup.

Click through the gallery below to meet the Season 33 castaways, then drop a comment with your thoughts on this season’s gimmick.

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  1. 'A' Got a Secret says:

    Season 31 & 32 were among the best seasons of Survivor.
    Excited for the new season & I hope TVLine recaps this season atleast.

  2. Shaun says:

    quite a few dogfaces this season.

  3. charlie says:

    This season sounds truly awful. I hope I’m wrong.

    • Sam says:

      Will has said it was a fantastic season! Yes, he is incredibly biased but if he thinks it will be fun to watch, being an extreme superfan, I’ll take his word on that and hope for the best!

  4. BritBrat says:

    This can either be really good or really annoying.

  5. Faun says:

    I’m super excited to see Mari compete! I watch her on Smosh Games and her being a retired ballerina will really help her and her team win!

  6. Jennifer says:

    WTF? The oldest Millennial and the youngest Gen-Xer are only 2 years apart? And since when is someone born in the 80s Gen-X? Generation X was coming of age in the 80s, not learning to walk.

    • fella says:

      Gen x ended in 82 and a little later per others. Millennials are millennials because they come of age/graduate high school in the Millennium…get it?

      • Jennifer says:

        I get it, thanks, but by most definitions, someone born in 1982 (and at 33, likely 1983) is not a GenXer. If you are born in 1982, you graduated high school in 2000 – the Millenium. Most definitions define GenX as someone born in the late 60s through the 70s – people who came of age in the 80s/early 90s.

        IMO if you weren’t even old enough to read Douglas Coupland’s novel when it was published, you probably aren’t GenX.

    • LH86 says:

      I’m 30 and was curious which “team” I would’ve been put on… the oldest “millennial” is 31 and the youngest “gen x” is 33?! I guess there is no real survivor logic here.