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Survivor announces Season 33 cast: Millennials vs. Gen X

Survivor is back next month for its 33rd season, and this time they’re shaking things up a bit by dividing the cast by generation. CBS’ 90-minute premiere on Sept. 21 will feature 10 millennials on the Vanua Tribe and 10 Gen-Xers on the Takali Tribe, though 33 years old is considered Gen X for the show.

As E! News describes the show:

Facing off in Fiji, the two teams will fight to prove their generation has what it takes to outwit, outplay, and outlast the other. Will the Millennials, who CBS describes as “the largest living generational group and most diverse in U.S. history,” survive on the island without their beloved technology? (CBS’ question, not ours.) And will the Gen. X-ers, those hard-working individuals who bridge the gap between the Baby Boomers and the tech-obsessed Millennials, be able to see past their preconceived notions and bond with the youngsters?

Time will tell if the millennials live up to these “preconceived notions” about being entitled and lazy, or if they will have what it takes when $1 million is on the line.

The show features contestants as young as 18 with New Jersey high school student Will Wahl, and as old as 52 with Paul Wachter, a boat mechanic from Florida.

CBS is also behind The Great Indoors, an upcoming show starring Joel McHale which pokes fun of millennials in the workplace.


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