Survivor 11 Starts Tonight!

f you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve most likely seen CBS promotional spots hyping the big twist in the latest edition of “Survivor” (8 p.m.Thursday, Ch. 2).

This being the age of the Internet scoop, however, anyone with access to the Web should be able to find out what the “surprise” of “Survivor: Guatemala” is in under 10 seconds.

It wouldn’t be fair to give the twist away here, but go to the end of this article if you want a few clues.

What we do know, via CBS press releases, is that “two additional surprises” will greet the 16 announced “Survivor” contestants at some point during their Guatemalan sojourn. We also know that former NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom will be one of the competitors.

And rather than unfolding on a beach, this edition of the program will take place in the Guatemalan jungle. Contestants will live and plot among “the ancient Mayan ruins and ceremonial sites (some as many as 2,000 years old),” according to CBS.

Given the change of scenery and the fact that “Survivor,” the network granddaddy of reality television, has proved adept at reinventing itself as the years go by, this 11th edition of the show likely will prove just as addictive as the rest.

Now — Spoiler alert! Don’t read this if you don’t want to know! — here are a few clues as to the big “Survivor” secret: It’s interesting that CBS’ own press release lists 16 contestants for “Survivor: Guatemala.” In recent seasons, there have been up to 18 or 20 competitors.

As for the “two additional surprises,” could they be, as several reality-TV Web sites have speculated and CBS’ own promos indicate, a couple of folks familiar to “Survivor” fans? We’ll just have to watch to find out.

– CBS alreay spilled the beans and said they are having two x survivor contestants!

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