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‘Survivor’ Season 46: The Cast, Premiere Date, & More You Need to Know

The 'Survivor 46' cast has been announced! Get the latest updates on the upcoming season.

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Survivor is looking to complete a hat trick of great seasons, following the successes of Survivor 44 and Survivor 45. The combination of intriguing cast members and innovative twists has helped Survivor remain one of the best reality shows on television over 20 years after it premiered. The cast for Survivor 46 was announced on February 5 ahead of the premiere later in the month.

Here is everything you need to know about Survivor 46.

 When Does Survivor Season 46 Premiere?

Survivor 46 will premiere Wednesday, February 28 on CBS and Paramount+. CBS confirmed this on social media in November 2023, much to the excitement of fans. The season is expected to wrap up in May 2024.

Who Is in the Cast for Survivor Season 46?

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‘Survivor 46’ cast (Photo: Robert Voets/CBS )

The cast for Survivor season 46 was announced by CBS on February 5. The 18 new contestants will be split into three tribes at the start of the season. The full cast is listed below.

  • Soda Thompson, a 27-year-old special education teacher from Long Island.
  • Maria Gonzalez, a 48-year-old parent coach from Texas.
  • Tim Spicer, a 31-year-old college coach from Georgia.
  • Venus Vafa, a 24-year-old data analyst from Canada.
  • Bhanu Gopal, a 41-year-old IT quality analyst from India.
  • Tevin Davis, a 24-year-old actor from Virginia.
  • Randen Montalvo, a 41-year-old aerospace tech from New York.
  • Ben Katzman, a 31-year-old musician from Florida.
  • Hunter McKnight, a 28-year-old science teacher from Mississippi.
  • Liz Wilcox, a 35-year-old marketing strategist from Michigan.
  • Tiffany Ervin, a 33-year-old artist from New Jersey.
  • David “Jelinsky” Jelins, a 22-year-old slot machine salesman from Las Vegas.
  • Jemila “Jem” Hussain-Adams, a 32-year-old international brand mentor from Guyana.
  • Kenzie Petty, a 29-year-old salon owner from Michigan.
  • Charlie Davis, a 26-year-old law student from Massachusetts.
  • Q Burdette, a 29-year-old real estate agent from Mississippi.
  • Moriah Gaynor, a 28-year-old program coordinator from Florida.
  • Jessica “Jess” Chong, a 37-year-old software engineer from Hong Kong and Canada.

Of course, Jeff Probst will return to host the show. Jeff praised the season 46 cast in an interview with EW after the season 45 finale aired.

“The cast of season 46 is a really unusual collection of smart, funny, eclectic humans,” the Emmy Award-winning host said. “You’re going to love so many of them. You’ll feel it in the opening moments of day one when we first meet everyone. There is a sense of humor and sense of fun that is going to make this group really entertaining to watch.”

How Long Are the Episodes for Survivor Season 46?

Good news, Survivor fans: we’re getting longer episodes again for season 46! For the first time in the franchise’s history, the episodes for Survivor 45 were extended to 90 minutes because of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The decision paid off as season 46 enjoyed high ratings.

The first two episodes of Survivor 46 will both be two hours long (8-10 pm ET). Then, the rest of the episodes until the finale will be 90 minutes long. Survivor finale episodes are typically three hours long.

Who Won Survivor Season 45?

Dee Valladares was revealed as the winner of Survivor 45 during the finale episode on December 20. She beat Austin Li Coon and Jake O’Kane in a 5-3-0 jury vote. Katurah Topps and Julie Alley were the other players who made it to the finale.