After months of waiting Survivor finally returns later this month for its 39th season! Earlier today CBS announced the 20 castaways who will compete against each other for a shot at $1,000,000 and the title of Sole Survivor. In addition to an all-new cast of players, season 39 will also feature two returning legends as Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine enter the fold to serve as Survivor mentors.

Combined, Boston Rob and Sandra have played over 200 days of Survivor and plan to share their knowledge with the new castaways, but for the first time, they won’t be competing for the money. During the 39 days, some castaways will have the opportunity to visit the Island of the Idols to learn skills and strategy from these “idols.” Each player, selected to visit the special island in various ways throughout the season, will have to decide if they should put their knowledge to the test for a chance at a possible advantage in the game, or risk losing something very important in the process.

“For our 39th season, we are bringing back two of our most dominant winners to serve as mentors to a new group of castaways,” said executive producer and host Jeff Probst. “It’s a Survivor boot camp where each week, players will be instructed on a different facet of the game and then have a chance to test what they’ve learned for a shot at an advantage.”

These new castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other, and in the end only one will remain to claim the title of Sole Survivor. Survivor season 39 airs Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00PM ET/PT with a special 90-minute premiere. See below for this season’s castaways and check your local listings for more information as we draw closer to the season premiere of Survivor, only on CBS.

The following are the 20 castaways competing this fall.

“LAIRO” TRIBE

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Ronnie Bardah (35) 
Hometown: Brockton, Mass.
Current Residence: Henderson, Nev.
Occupation: Pro Poker Player

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Elizabeth Beisel (26)
Hometown: Saunderstown, R.I.
Current Residence: Saunderstown, R.I.
Occupation: Olympic Medalist

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Missy Byrd (24)   
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
Current Residence: Tacoma, Wash.
Occupation: Air Force Veteran

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Dean Kowalski (28)
Hometown: Westfield, N. J.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Tech Sales

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Tom Laidlaw (60)
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Current Residence: Greenwich, Conn.
Occupation: Former NHL Player

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Aaron Meredith (36)
Hometown: Uncasville, Conn.
Current Residence: Warwick, R.I.
Occupation: Gym Owner

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Vince Moua (27)  
Hometown: Merced, Calif.
Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
Occupation: Admissions Counselor

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Karishma Patel (37) 
Hometown:  Philadelphia
Current Residence: Houston
Occupation: Personal Injury Lawyer

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Elaine Stott (41) 
Hometown: Woodbine, Ky.
Current Residence: Rockholds, Ky.
Occupation: Factory Worker

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Chelsea Walker (26)
Hometown: Marlton, N.J.
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Digital Content Creator

“VOKAI” TRIBE

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Lauren Beck (28) 
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif. and Rochester Hills, Mich.
Current Residence: Glendale, Calif.
Occupation: Nanny

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Molly Byman (27)  
Hometown: Boston
Current Residence: Durham, N.C.
Occupation: Law Student

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Janet Carbin (59)  
Hometown: Neptune, N.J.
Current Residence: Palm Bay, Fla.
Occupation: Chief Lifeguard

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Kellee Kim (29)  
Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
Current Residence: Philadelphia
Occupation: MBA Student

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Jason Linden (32)  
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Personal Injury Lawyer

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Jack Nichting (23)  
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
Current Residence: Harrisonburg, Va.
Occupation: Graduate Student

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Noura Salman (36) 
Hometown: London, UK / Bethesda, Md.
Current Residence: North Potomac, Md.
Occupation: Entrepreneur

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Tommy Sheehan (26) 
Hometown: Bayville, N.Y.
Current Residence: Long Beach, N.Y.
Occupation: 4th Grade Teacher

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Jamal Shipman (33) 
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Current Residence: Providence, R.I.
Occupation: College Administrator

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Dan Spilo (48)
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Talent Manager