Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
The twentieth season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor premiered on February 11, 2010. Sandra Diaz-Twine became the first two-time Survivor winner, defeating Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz with a vote of 6–3–0. It is only the second season to features a cast consisting entirely of returning players, after All- stars.
About Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains in brief
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is the twentieth season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. It premiered on February 11, 2010 with a special two-hour episode. Sandra Diaz-Twine became the first two-time Survivor winner, defeating Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz with a vote of 6–3–0. The season was filmed in Upolu, Samoa. It was the show’s fourth season to feature contestants from past seasons, after Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Guatemala, and Survivor: Micronesia. The twenty contestants were initially divided into two tribes based on their prior reputation in their previous seasons, Heroes and Villains. When ten players remained, the two tribes merged and named their new tribe \”Yin Yang. After 39 days, Hantz was voted by fans to win \”Sprint Player of the Season\” award for the second consecutive season and the USD 100,000 prize that went with it, earning the fans’ vote over runner-up Rupert Boneham. Hantz received a nomination in the 2010 Teen Choice Awards for his performance on this season. It is only the second season to features a cast consisting entirely of returning players, after All- stars. The cast was initially selected 50 players from past season, narrowing down the list to twenty and keeping one spot open for a possible player from Survivor: Samoa. The producers would have liked Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The Australian Outback and Colleen Haskell from Borneo to participate, but knew neither of them would have accepted the offer.
Yul Kwon, Michael Skupin, and Terry Deitz of Panama had been considered for the \”Heroes\” tribe but were ultimately not chosen; Kwon,. Skupins, and Deitz returned for Survivor : Winners at War, Survivor and Survival: Cambodia, respectively. Yau-Man Chan and Corinne Kaplan were asked to return, but had to decline due to work commitments. According to episodes of the podcast Talking Talking Bird, Judd Sergeant and ShiiAnn Huang were both in the casting process for this season as well. Ian Coby Archy attended casting finals and said that his castmate from Palau, Ian Cole, was also considered for this year’s season. Jenna Reed was originally going to be a member of the Heroes tribe, but she had to step down because she got engaged to a producer from her season, and her tribe, Villains, was considered for Villains instead. There were several notable omissions have been directly addressed by Probst, the production team, and former contestants over the years. Richard Hatch, winner of the original Survivor, had to apply to leave the country since he was under house arrest at the time; his request was denied by a federal judge in Rhode Island. Brian Heidik was in talks to participate in this season, however Probst and other producers felt ‘too repulsed’ to include him once again.