When does 'Survivor' start? Season 45 cast, premiere date, start time, how to watch

"Survivor" Season 45 cast
"Survivor" Season 45 cast

The 45th season of hit reality show "Survivor" is here.

The long-running series has been popular since premiering on CBS in 2000. Last season saw Yamil "Yam Yam" Arocho crowned as the champion and winner of the cash prize.

The landmark 45th season features 17 new contestants and one returning player competing for the title of Sole Survivor and the cash prize that comes with it: $1 million.

This season's cast includes a software developer, a critical care nurse and a school principal. It also features the return of Bruce Perreault, a contestant from last season who was medically evacuated just minutes into the first episode after hitting his head on a beam.

This season "continues to define a bold new era of the series with the return of risky advantages, game-changing twists and a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits," CBS said in a news release.

Here's everything you need to know about "Survivor 45" ahead of its premiere.

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'Survivor' Season 45 premiere date, start time

The 45th season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

The show will have 90-minute episodes for the entire 13-episode season, CBS confirmed to USA TODAY.

How to watch 'Survivor' Season 45

"Survivor" will be broadcast on its longtime home, CBS. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

'Survivor' Season 45 cast

Here's the full cast of "Survivor 45" including ages and occupations, per CBS:

  • Austin Li Coon, 26, grad student

  • Dee Valladares, 26, entrepreneur

  • Brandon Donlon, 26, content producer

  • Emily Flippen, 28, investment analyst

  • Brandon "Brando" Meyer, 23, software developer

  • Hannah Rose, 33, therapist

  • Janani Krishnan-Jha, 24, singer (stage name: J. Maya)

  • Bruce Perreault, 47, insurance agent

  • Drew Basile, 23, grad student

  • Julie Alley, 49, estate attorney

  • Jake O'Kane, 26, attorney

  • Katurah Topps, 35, civil rights attorney

  • Kaleb Gebrewold, 29, software sales

  • Kellie Nalbandian, 30, critical care nurse

  • Nicholas "Sifu" Alsup, 30, gym owner

  • Kendra McQuarrie, 31, bartender

  • Sean Edwards, 35, school principal

  • Sabiyah Broderick, 28, truck driver

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'Survivor' host

Emmy Award-winner Jeff Probst returns as host and executive producer of the show.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Survivor 45' cast, premiere date, start time, how to watch new season