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Survivor Season 43 Castaways Include Pet Cremator, Heart Valve Specialist and U.S. Paralympian — Full List

Survivor 43

The cast for Season 43 of CBS’ Survivor has been revealed, and the 18 castaways’ age range from 19 to 52, while their occupations include elevator sales, heart valve specialist, pet cremator and U.S. Paralympian.

Bowing Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c with a two-hour premiere, Survivor Season 43 will see 18 new players stranded on the beautiful islands of Fiji. “These determined castaways require strong social skills, strategic acumen and physical endurance,” per CBS. “They will be divided into three tribes of six and face a faster, more extreme season from the moment they step on the beach. The moral dilemmas and unpredictable situations will test even the strongest competitor, as food is scarce, rewards and supplies are minimal, and the mental and physical challenges require players to make impossible decisions and adjust their strategies every day.

The Eye network stresses that the individuals competing are from “diverse backgrounds and bring a fresh perspective to this new era of the game, with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast. And in the end, only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor and win the $1 million prize.”

Survivor will kick off an all-reality night for CBS, where it will be followed by The Real Love Boat (hosted by real-life marrieds Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell) and the 34th running of The Amazing Race (see cast list). Scroll down to peruse mini bios, photos and introduction videos, then hit the comments with your first impressions of the new castaways.