Published at: July 28, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
The big news out of CBS’ TCA event today is the next edition of “Survivor” will be literally swimming with oldsters.
Ten of the contestants will be under 30 (per “Survivor” tradition) and form one tribe. The other 10 contestants will be over 40 and form the other tribe.
This is almost certainly the first time a single season of “Survivor” has had so many over-40 contestants, but the old vs. young conceit is a bit of recycle. I seem to recall a few seasons ago the contestants being divided up into four tribes: younger men, younger women, older men and older women. (I also have a vague recollection of thirtysomething Cirie Fields being plenty peeved about being lumped in with the elders.
Jimmy Johnson, 67, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl victories in 1992 and 1993, will be among those running the obstacle courses this year, according to a Dallas Morning News report published last week.
The oldest “Survivor” contestant of the series’ first decade was season-one Navy vet Rudy Boesch. He competed twice, at ages 72 and 76.
The next season launches Wednesday, September 15, the same night CBS broadcasts the 2-hour season finale of “Big Brother 12.”