Survivor

Survivor: Redemption Island's Returning Contestants Revealed

01/13/2011 at 08:00 AM EST

Russell Hantz, 'Boston' Rob Mariano Return to Survivor
Russell Hantz, left, and "Boston" Rob Mariano
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They're baaack!

Earlier this week, the producers of Survivor announced the identities of 16 cast members who will compete on the upcoming season.

Now, in keeping with the season's theme – Redemption Island – they're revealing which former contestants will return for another chance at the show's $1 million prize.

Get ready for drama: Villains Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano will face off again on the show.





"Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Hantz and Mariano return to compete for the $1 million prize and one last shot at redemption," CBS said in a statement. "They will each join a separate tribe of all new castaways at the start of the game, but it is the tribe who will ultimately decide if they will welcome the knowledge of an experienced veteran, or view these former castaways as a threat."

Redemption Island, which returns to Nicaragua and premieres Feb. 16 (8 p.m. ET) on CBS, will be the first installment of Survivor that allows players who are voted out a chance to return to the competition.

Instead of leaving the game completely, booted contestants will go to Redemption Island, where they'll live alone until someone else is voted out. Then, those two players will compete in a duel to determine which one stays and which one goes. The last person standing on Redemption Island has a chance to return to the game.

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