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|description = Former castaways compete for another shot at winning the title of [[Sole Survivor]].
 
|description = Former castaways compete for another shot at winning the title of [[Sole Survivor]].
|seasonsappeared = {{S2|8}}<br />{{S2|11}}<br />{{S2|16}}<br />{{S2|20}}<br />{{S2|22}}<br />{{S2|23}}<br />{{S2|25}}<br />{{S2|26}}<br />{{S2|27}}<br />{{S2|31}}<br />{{S2|34}}
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|seasonsappeared = {{S2|8}}<br />{{S2|11}}<br />{{S2|16}}<br />{{S2|20}}<br />{{S2|22}}<br />{{S2|23}}<br />{{S2|25}}<br />{{S2|26}}<br />{{S2|27}}<br />{{S2|31}}<br />{{S2|34}}<br />{{S2|38}}
 
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'''Returning Player''' seasons offer the opportunity to former contestants to play the game of ''Survivor''.
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'''Returning Player''' seasons offer the opportunity to former contestants to play the game of ''Survivor'' again.
   
 
==Origins==
 
==Origins==
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===All-Stars===
 
===All-Stars===
"All-Stars" seasons feature casts comprised entirely of returning players. The eponymous season, {{S4|8}}, saw 18 returnees divided into three competing tribes. The All-Stars twist was revived for the ten-year anniversary season, {{S4|20}}. This season divided the returnees based on the heroic or villainous reputations.
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"All-Stars" seasons feature casts comprised entirely of returning players. The eponymous season, {{S4|8}}, saw 18 returnees divided into three competing tribes. The All-Stars twist was revived for the ten-year anniversary season, {{S|20}}. This season divided the returnees based on the heroic or villainous reputations.
   
{{S|31}} featured a "second chance" theme, consisting of contestants who played only once and lost; and its cast was entirely chosen by viewers through an online poll. {{S|34}} featured former contestants who have contributed to the evolution of ''Survivor'' strategy and game play.
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{{S|31}} featured a "second chance" theme, consisting of contestants who played only once and lost; and its cast was entirely chosen by viewers through an online poll. {{S|34}} featured former contestants who contributed to the evolution of ''Survivor'' strategy and gameplay.
   
 
===Fans vs. Favorites===
 
===Fans vs. Favorites===
Although initially intending to produce a second all-stars season, Burnett pushed for ''Survivor'' to experiment with different twists in their 16th season. The result was the "Fans vs. Favorites" twist that saw a tribe of ten returning players pitted against a tribe of ten "superfans." {{S|16}} and {{S|26}} were the iterations of this format.
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Although initially intending to produce a second all-stars season, Burnett pushed for ''Survivor'' to experiment with different twists in their 16th season. The result was the "Fans vs. Favorites" twist that saw a tribe of ten returning players pitted against a tribe of ten "superfans". {{S|16}} and {{S|26}} both utilized this format.
   
 
===One Returnee per Tribe===
 
===One Returnee per Tribe===
This format featured 2-3 former castaways, each being assigned to a tribe of new players. {{S|11}}, {{S|22}}, {{S|23}}, and {{S|25}} followed this format.
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This format features two to three former castaways, each being assigned to a tribe of new players. {{S|11}}, {{S|22}}, {{S|23}}, and {{S|25}} followed this format.
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{{S|38}} expanded on this format, bringing back four former castaways and assigning two to each tribe of new players.
   
 
===Blood vs. Water===
 
===Blood vs. Water===
Another type of "Returnees vs. New Players" format is the couples format, where returnees would compete against people they personally know. It was first used in {{S|27}}, where ten returning castaways would compete against their loved ones, similarly to the "Fans vs. Favorites" format. However, each castaway would compete individually, so a castaway would still be in the game even after their partner was voted out. The twist would play its part when a castaway can opt to replace their partner who is currently on Redemption Island before a [[duel]] takes place, thus allowing their partner to take their place in the tribe.
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Another type of "Returnees vs. New Players" format is the couples format, where returnees would compete against people they personally know. It was first used in {{S|27}}, where ten returning castaways would compete against their loved ones, similarly to the "Fans vs. Favorites" format. However, each castaway would compete individually, so a castaway would still be in the game even after their partner was voted out. The twist would play its part when a castaway could opt to replace their partner on {{dab|Redemption Island|twist}} before a [[duel]] took place, thus allowing their partner to take their place on their tribe.
   
 
==Returning Players by Season==
 
==Returning Players by Season==
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| [[File:Borneo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Borneo]]
 
| [[File:Borneo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Borneo]]
| [[File:S1 gervase t.jpg|60px|link=Gervase Peterson]][[File:S1 jenna t.jpg|60px|link=Jenna Lewis]][[File:S1 kelly t.jpg|60px|link=Kelly Wiglesworth]]<br />[[File:S1 richard t.jpg|60px|link=Richard Hatch]][[File:S1 rudy t.jpg|60px|link=Rudy Boesch]][[File:S1 susan t.jpg|60px|link=Susan Hawk]]
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| [[File:S1 gervase t.png|60px|link=Gervase Peterson]][[File:S1 jenna t.png|60px|link=Jenna Lewis]][[File:S1 kelly t.png|60px|link=Kelly Wiglesworth]]<br />[[File:S1 richard t.png|60px|link=Richard Hatch]][[File:S1 rudy t.png|60px|link=Rudy Boesch]][[File:S1 susan t.png|60px|link=Susan Hawk]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorAustraliaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: The Australian Outback]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorAustraliaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: The Australian Outback]]
| [[File:S2 alicia t.jpg|60px|link=Alicia Calaway]][[File:S2 amber t.jpg|60px|link=Amber Mariano]][[File:S2 colby t.jpg|60px|link=Colby Donaldson]]<br />[[File:S2 jeff t.jpg|60px|link=Jeff Varner]][[File:S2 jerri t.jpg|60px|link=Jerri Manthey]]<br />[[File:S2 kimmi t.jpg|60px|link=Kimmi Kappenberg]][[File:S2 michael t.jpg|60px|link=Michael Skupin]][[File:S2 tina t.jpg|60px|link=Tina Wesson]]
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| [[File:S2 alicia t.png|60px|link=Alicia Calaway]][[File:S2 amber t.png|60px|link=Amber Brkich]]<br />[[File:S2 colby t.png|60px|link=Colby Donaldson]][[File:S2 jeff t.png|60px|link=Jeff Varner]][[File:S2 jerri t.png|60px|link=Jerri Manthey]]<br />[[File:S2 kimmi t.png|60px|link=Kimmi Kappenberg]][[File:S2 michael t.png|60px|link=Michael Skupin]][[File:S2 tina t.png|60px|link=Tina Wesson]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:Africa NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Africa]]
 
| [[File:Africa NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Africa]]
| [[File:S3 ethan t.jpg|60px|link=Ethan Zohn]][[File:S3 lex t.jpg|60px|link=Lex van den Berghe]][[File:S3 tom t.jpg|60px|link=Tom Buchanan]]
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| [[File:S3 ethan t.png|60px|link=Ethan Zohn]][[File:S3 lex t.png|60px|link=Lex van den Berghe]][[File:S3 tom t.png|60px|link=Tom Buchanan]]
 
| [[File:Marquesas NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Marquesas]]
 
| [[File:Marquesas NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Marquesas]]
| [[File:S4 kathy t.jpg|60px|link=Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien]][[File:S4 rob t.jpg|60px|link=Rob Mariano]]
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| [[File:S4 kathy t.png|60px|link=Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien]][[File:S4 rob t.png|60px|link=Rob Mariano]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:ThailandTransparentLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Thailand]]
 
| [[File:ThailandTransparentLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Thailand]]
| [[File:S5 shiiann t.jpg|60px|link=Shii Ann Huang]]
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| [[File:S5 shiiann t.png|60px|link=Shii Ann Huang]]
 
| [[File:Amazon NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: The Amazon]]
 
| [[File:Amazon NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: The Amazon]]
| [[File:S6 jenna t.jpg|60px|link=Jenna Morasca]][[File:S6 rob t.jpg|60px|link=Rob Cesternino]]
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| [[File:S6 jenna t.png|60px|link=Jenna Morasca]][[File:S6 rob t.png|60px|link=Rob Cesternino]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:SurvivorPearlIslandsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Pearl Islands]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorPearlIslandsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Pearl Islands]]
| [[File:S7 andrew t.jpg|60px|link=Andrew Savage]][[File:S7 jon t.jpg|60px|link=Jon Dalton]]<br />[[File:S7 rupert t.jpg|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]][[File:S7 sandra t.jpg|60px|link=Sandra Diaz-Twine]]
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| [[File:S7 andrew t.png|60px|link=Andrew Savage]][[File:S7 jon t.png|60px|link=Jon Dalton]]<br />[[File:S7 rupert t.png|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]][[File:S7 sandra t.png|60px|link=Sandra Diaz-Twine]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorAllStarsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: All-Stars]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorAllStarsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: All-Stars]]
| [[File:S8 colby t.jpg|60px|link=Colby Donaldson]][[File:S8 jerri t.jpg|60px|link=Jerri Manthey]]<br />[[File:S8 robm t.jpg|60px|link=Rob Mariano]][[File:S8 rupert t.jpg|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]][[File:S8 tina t.jpg|60px|link=Tina Wesson]]
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| [[File:S8 colby t.png|60px|link=Colby Donaldson]][[File:S8 jerri t.png|60px|link=Jerri Manthey]]<br />[[File:S8 robm t.png|60px|link=Rob Mariano]][[File:S8 rupert t.png|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]][[File:S8 tina t.png|60px|link=Tina Wesson]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:Vanuatu NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Vanuatu]]
 
| [[File:Vanuatu NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Vanuatu]]
| [[File:S9 ami t.jpg|60px|link=Ami Cusack]][[File:S9 eliza t.jpg|60px|link=Eliza Orlins]]
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| [[File:S9 ami t.png|60px|link=Ami Cusack]][[image:S9 eliza t.png|60px|link=Eliza Orlins]]
 
| [[File:Palau NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Palau]]
 
| [[File:Palau NB.png|100px|link=Survivor: Palau]]
| [[File:S10 bobbyjon t.jpg|60px|link=Bobby Jon Drinkard]][[File:S10 stephenie t.jpg|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]][[File:S10 tom t.jpg|60px|link=Tom Westman]]
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| [[File:S10 bobbyjon t.png|60px|link=Bobby Jon Drinkard]][[File:S10 stephenie t.png|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]][[File:S10 tom t.png|60px|link=Tom Westman]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:GuatemalaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Guatemala]]
 
| [[File:GuatemalaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Guatemala]]
| [[File:S11 stephenie t.jpg|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]]
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| [[File:S11 stephenie t.png|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]]
 
| [[File:PanamaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Panama]]
 
| [[File:PanamaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Panama]]
| [[File:S12 aras t.jpg|60px|link=Aras Baskauskas]][[File:S12 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[File:S12 danielle t.jpg|60px|link=Danielle DiLorenzo]][[File:S12 terry t.jpg|60px|link=Terry Deitz]]
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| [[File:S12 aras t.png|60px|link=Aras Baskauskas]][[File:S12 cirie t.png|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[File:S12 danielle t.png|60px|link=Danielle DiLorenzo]][[File:S12 terry t.png|60px|link=Terry Deitz]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:SurvivorCookIslandsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cook Islands]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorCookIslandsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cook Islands]]
| [[File:S13 candice t.jpg|60px|link=Candice Woodcock]][[File:S13 jonathan t.jpg|60px|link=Jonathan Penner]]<br />[[File:S13 ozzy t.jpg|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]][[File:S13 parvati t.jpg|60px|link=Parvati Shallow]]
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| [[File:S13 candice t.png|60px|link=Candice Cody]][[File:S13 jonathan t.png|60px|link=Jonathan Penner]]<br />[[File:S13 ozzy t.png|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]][[File:S13 parvati t.png|60px|link=Parvati Shallow]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorFijiLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Fiji]]
 
| [[File:SurvivorFijiLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Fiji]]
| [[File:S14 yauman t.jpg|60px|link=Yau-Man Chan]]
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| [[File:S14 yauman t.png|60px|link=Yau-Man Chan]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:ChinaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: China]]
 
| [[File:ChinaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: China]]
| [[File:S15 amanda t.jpg|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[File:S15 courtney t.jpg|60px|link=Courtney Yates]]<br />[[File:S15 james t.jpg|60px|link=James Clement]][[File:S15 peihgee t.jpg|60px|link=Peih-Gee Law]]
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| [[File:S15 amanda t.png|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[File:S15 courtney t.png|60px|link=Courtney Yates]]<br />[[File:S15 james t.png|60px|link=James Clement]][[File:S15 peihgee t.png|60px|link=Peih-Gee Law]]
 
| [[File:MicronesiaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Micronesia]]
 
| [[File:MicronesiaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Micronesia]]
| [[File:S16 amanda t.jpg|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[File:S16 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[File:S16 erik t.jpg|60px|link=Erik Reichenbach]][[File:S16 james t.jpg|60px|link=James Clement]][[File:S16 jonathan t.jpg|60px|link=Jonathan Penner]]<br />[[File:S16 ozzy t.jpg|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]][[File:S16 parvati t.jpg|60px|link=Parvati Shallow]]
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| [[File:S16 amanda t.png|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[File:S16 cirie t.png|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[File:S16 erik t.png|60px|link=Erik Reichenbach]][[File:S16 james t.png|60px|link=James Clement]][[File:S16 jonathan t.png|60px|link=Jonathan Penner]]<br />[[File:S16 ozzy t.png|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]][[File:S16 parvati t.png|60px|link=Parvati Shallow]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:GabonLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Gabon]]
 
| [[File:GabonLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Gabon]]
| [[File:S17 corinne t.jpg|60px|link=Corinne Kaplan]][[File:S17 randy t.jpg|60px|link=Randy Bailey]][[File:S17 sugar t.jpg|60px|link=Sugar Kiper]]
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| [[File:S17 corinne t.png|60px|link=Corinne Kaplan]][[File:S17 randy t.png|60px|link=Randy Bailey]][[File:S17 sugar t.png|60px|link=Sugar Kiper]]
 
| [[File:TocantinsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Tocantins]]
 
| [[File:TocantinsLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Tocantins]]
| [[File:S18 coach t.jpg|60px|link=Coach Wade]][[File:S18 jt t.jpg|60px|link=J.T. Thomas]]<br />[[File:S18 stephen t.jpg|60px|link=Stephen Fishbach]][[File:S18 tyson t.jpg|60px|link=Tyson Apostol]]
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| [[File:S18 coach t.png|60px|link=Coach Wade]][[File:S18 jt t.png|60px|link=J.T. Thomas]]<br />[[File:S18 stephen t.png|60px|link=Stephen Fishbach]][[File:S18 tyson t.png|60px|link=Tyson Apostol]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:SamoaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Samoa]]
 
| [[File:SamoaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Samoa]]
| [[File:S19 laura t.jpg|60px|link=Laura Morett]][[File:S19 monica t.jpg|60px|link=Monica Padilla]]<br />[[File:S19 russellh t.jpg|60px|link=Russell Hantz]][[File:S19 russells t.jpg|60px|link=Russell Swan]]
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| [[File:S19 laura t.png|60px|link=Laura Morett]][[File:S19 monica t.png|60px|link=Monica Padilla]]<br />[[File:S19 russellh t.png|60px|link=Russell Hantz]][[File:S19 russells t.png|60px|link=Russell Swan]]
 
| [[File:HvVLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains]]
 
| [[File:HvVLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains]]
| [[File:S20 candice t.jpg|60px|link=Candice Woodcock]][[File:S20 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]][[File:S20 coach t.jpg|60px|link=Coach Wade]]<br />[[File:S20 jt t.jpg|60px|link=J.T. Thomas]][[File:S20 rob t.jpg|60px|link=Rob Mariano]][[File:S20 rupert t.jpg|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]]<br />[[File:S20 russell t.jpg|60px|link=Russell Hantz]][[File:S20 sandra t.jpg|60px|link=Sandra Diaz-Twine]][[File:S20 tyson t.jpg|60px|link=Tyson Apostol]]
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| [[File:S20 candice t.png|60px|link=Candice Cody]][[File:S20 cirie t.png|60px|link=Cirie Fields]][[File:S20 coach t.png|60px|link=Coach Wade]]<br />[[File:S20 jt t.png|60px|link=J.T. Thomas]][[File:S20 rob t.png|60px|link=Rob Mariano]][[File:S20 rupert t.png|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]]<br />[[File:S20 russell t.png|60px|link=Russell Hantz]][[File:S20 sandra t.png|60px|link=Sandra Diaz-Twine]][[File:S20 tyson t.png|60px|link=Tyson Apostol]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:NicaraguaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Nicaragua]]
 
| [[File:NicaraguaLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Nicaragua]]
| [[File:S21 brenda t.jpg|60px|link=Brenda Lowe]]
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| [[File:S21 brenda t.png|60px|link=Brenda Lowe]]
 
| [[File:RedemptionIslandLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Redemption Island]]
 
| [[File:RedemptionIslandLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Redemption Island]]
| [[File:S22 andrea t.jpg|60px|link=Andrea Boehlke]][[File:S22 francesca t.jpg|60px|link=Francesca Hogi]][[File:S22 phillip t.jpg|60px|link=Phillip Sheppard]]
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| [[File:S22 andrea t.png|60px|link=Andrea Boehlke]][[File:S22 francesca t.png|60px|link=Francesca Hogi]][[File:S22 phillip t.png|60px|link=Phillip Sheppard]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:SouthPacificLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: South Pacific]]
 
| [[File:SouthPacificLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: South Pacific]]
| [[File:S23 brandon t.jpg|60px|link=Brandon Hantz]][[File:S23 cochran t.jpg|60px|link=John Cochran]]<br />[[File:S23 dawn t.jpg|60px|link=Dawn Meehan]][[File:S23 ozzy t.jpg|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]]
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| [[File:S23 brandon t.png|60px|link=Brandon Hantz]][[File:S23 cochran t.png|60px|link=John Cochran]]<br />[[File:S23 dawn t.png|60px|link=Dawn Meehan]][[File:S23 ozzy t.png|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]]
 
| [[File:OneWorldLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: One World]]
 
| [[File:OneWorldLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: One World]]
| [[File:S24 colton t.jpg|60px|link=Colton Cumbie]][[File:S24 kat t.jpg|60px|link=Kat Edorsson]]<br />[[File:S24 monica t.jpg|60px|link=Monica Culpepper]][[File:S24 troyzan t.jpg|60px|link=Troyzan Robertson]]
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| [[File:S24 colton t.png|60px|link=Colton Cumbie]][[File:S24 kat t.png|60px|link=Kat Edorsson]]<br />[[File:S24 monica t.png|60px|link=Monica Culpepper]][[File:S24 troyzan t.png|60px|link=Troyzan Robertson]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:PhilippinesLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Philippines]]
 
| [[File:PhilippinesLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Philippines]]
| [[File:S25 abimaria t.jpg|60px|link=Abi-Maria Gomes]][[File:S25 malcolm t.jpg|60px|link=Malcolm Freberg]]
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| [[File:S25 abimaria t.png|60px|link=Abi-Maria Gomes]][[File:S25 malcolm t.png|60px|link=Malcolm Freberg]]
 
| [[File:CaramoanLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Caramoan]]
 
| [[File:CaramoanLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Caramoan]]
| [[File:S26 andrea t.jpg|60px|link=Andrea Boehlke]][[File:S26 malcolm t.jpg|60px|link=Malcolm Freberg]]
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| [[File:S26 andrea t.png|60px|link=Andrea Boehlke]][[File:S26 malcolm t.png|60px|link=Malcolm Freberg]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:BvWLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Blood vs. Water]]
 
| [[File:BvWLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Blood vs. Water]]
| [[File:S27 brad t.jpg|60px|link=Brad Culpepper]][[File:S27 ciera t.jpg|60px|link=Ciera Eastin]][[File:S27 vytas t.jpg|60px|link=Vytas Baskauskas]]
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| [[File:S27 brad t.png|60px|link=Brad Culpepper]][[File:S27 ciera t.png|60px|link=Ciera Eastin]][[File:S27 vytas t.png|60px|link=Vytas Baskauskas]]
 
| [[File:CagayanLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cagayan]]
 
| [[File:CagayanLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cagayan]]
| [[File:S28 kass c.png|60px|link=Kass McQuillen]][[File:S28 sarah c.png|60px|link=Sarah Lacina]][[File:S28 spencer c.png|60px|link=Spencer Bledsoe]]<br />[[File:S28 tasha c.png|60px|link=Tasha Fox]][[File:S28 tony c.png|60px|link=Tony Vlachos]][[File:S28 woo c.png|60px|link=Woo Hwang]]
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| [[File:S28 kass t.png|60px|link=Kass McQuillen]][[File:S28 sarah t.png|60px|link=Sarah Lacina]][[File:S28 spencer t.png|60px|link=Spencer Bledsoe]]<br />[[File:S28 tasha t.png|60px|link=Tasha Fox]][[File:S28 tony t.png|60px|link=Tony Vlachos]][[File:S28 woo t.png|60px|link=Woo Hwang]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[File:SJDSLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: San Juan del Sur]]
 
| [[File:SJDSLogo.png|100px|link=Survivor: San Juan del Sur]]
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|-
 
| [[File:Survivor31logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cambodia]]
 
| [[File:Survivor31logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Cambodia]]
| [[File:S31 ciera t.png|60px|link=Ciera Eastin]][[File:s31 jeff t.png|60px|link=Jeff Varner]]
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| [[File:S31 ciera t.png|60px|link=Ciera Eastin]][[File:s31 jeff t.png|60px|link=Jeff Varner]]<br />[[File:S31 joe t.png|60px|link=Joe Anglim]][[File:S31 kelley t.png|60px|link=Kelley Wentworth]]
 
| [[File:Survivor kaoh rong logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Kaôh Rōng]]
 
| [[File:Survivor kaoh rong logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Kaôh Rōng]]
 
| [[File:S32 aubry t.png|60px|link=Aubry Bracco]][[File:S32 caleb t.png|60px|link=Caleb Reynolds]]<br />[[File:S32 debbie t.png|60px|link=Debbie Wanner]][[File:S32 tai t.png|60px|link=Tai Trang]]
 
| [[File:S32 aubry t.png|60px|link=Aubry Bracco]][[File:S32 caleb t.png|60px|link=Caleb Reynolds]]<br />[[File:S32 debbie t.png|60px|link=Debbie Wanner]][[File:S32 tai t.png|60px|link=Tai Trang]]
 
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| [[File:Survivor 33 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X]]
 
| [[File:Survivor 33 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X]]
| [[File:S33 michaela t.png|60px|link=Michaela Bradshaw]][[File:Zeke Smith t.png|60px|link=Zeke Smith]]
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| [[File:S33 david t.png|60px|link=David Wright]][[File:S33 michaela t.png|60px|link=Michaela Bradshaw]][[File:Zeke Smith t.png|60px|link=Zeke Smith]]
 
| [[File:Survivor 34 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Game Changers]]
 
| [[File:Survivor 34 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Game Changers]]
| ''None''
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| [[File:S34 aubry t.png|60px|link=Aubry Bracco]]
 
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| [[File:Survivor 35 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers]]
 
| [[File:Survivor 35 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers]]
 
|''None''
 
|''None''
 
| [[File:Survivor 36 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Ghost Island]]
 
| [[File:Survivor 36 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Ghost Island]]
|''Current Season''
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|''None''
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|-
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| [[File:Survivor 37 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: David vs. Goliath]]
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| ''None''
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| [[File:Survivor 38 Logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Edge of Extinction]]
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| ''None''
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|-
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| [[File:Survivor Island of the Idols logo.png|100px|link=Survivor: Island of the Idols]]
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| ''Current season''
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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* Of the 92 returnees: 67 have played twice, 21 have played three times, and 4 have played four times.
* Of the 91 returnees: 69 have played twice, 18 have played three times, and 4 have played four times.
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** [[Rob Mariano]], [[Rupert Boneham]], [[Cirie Fields]], and [[Ozzy Lusth]] are the only contestants to play four times. Rob is the only four-time returnee who won on his fourth attempt.
** [[Rob Mariano]], [[Rupert Boneham]], [[Cirie Fields]], and [[Ozzy Lusth]] are the only contestants to play four times. Mariano is the only 4-time returnee who won in his fourth attempt.
 
 
* [[Jenna Morasca]], [[Michael Skupin]], and [[Colton Cumbie]] are the only returning players to never be voted out.
 
* [[Jenna Morasca]], [[Michael Skupin]], and [[Colton Cumbie]] are the only returning players to never be voted out.
** [[Amanda Kimmel]], [[Russell Hantz]], and [[Sandra Diaz-Twine]] each played their first two seasons without being voted out, but were each voted out of their [[Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains|third]] [[Survivor: Redemption Island|sea]][[Survivor: Game Changers|son]].
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** [[Amanda Kimmel]], [[Russell Hantz]], and [[Sandra Diaz-Twine]] each played their first two seasons without being voted out, but were each voted out in their [[Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains|third]] [[Survivor: Redemption Island|sea]][[Survivor: Game Changers|son]].
* On every season featuring an all-returnee cast, the eventual Sole Survivor was playing for the second time.
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* On every season featuring an all-returnee cast, the eventual [[Sole Survivor]] was playing for the second time.
* [[Kelly Wiglesworth]] currently holds the record for the longest period between appearances on ''[[Survivor (U.S.)|Survivor]]'', with 30 seasons.
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* [[Kelly Wiglesworth]] currently holds the record for the longest period between appearances on ''{{dab|Survivor|U.S.}}'', with 30 seasons.
   
 
===Seasons and Twists===
 
===Seasons and Twists===
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* [[J.T. Thomas|All]] [[Stephen Fishbach|four]] [[Coach Wade|returning]] [[Tyson Apostol|players]] from {{S|18}} have reached [[Final Tribal Council]] at some point in their ''Survivor'' careers.
 
* [[J.T. Thomas|All]] [[Stephen Fishbach|four]] [[Coach Wade|returning]] [[Tyson Apostol|players]] from {{S|18}} have reached [[Final Tribal Council]] at some point in their ''Survivor'' careers.
 
* All the returnees from {{S|13}} have participated in the game at least three times, with [[Ozzy Lusth]] having competed four times. ''Cook Islands'' has introduced the highest number of three-time players, with four.
 
* All the returnees from {{S|13}} have participated in the game at least three times, with [[Ozzy Lusth]] having competed four times. ''Cook Islands'' has introduced the highest number of three-time players, with four.
* Throughout his ''Survivor'' career, [[Ozzy Lusth]] is the only person to compete in all different styles of player seasons: [[Survivor: Cook Islands|an all-new players season]], [[Survivor: Micronesia|a season with half new players and half returnees]], [[Survivor: South Pacific|a one returnee per tribe season]], and [[Survivor: Game Changers|an all-returnees season]]. Ozzy has also been to both {{dab-twist|Exile Island}} and {{dab-twist|Redemption Island}}.
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* Throughout his ''Survivor'' career, Ozzy Lusth is the only person to compete in all different styles of player seasons: [[Survivor: Cook Islands|an all-new players season]], [[Survivor: Micronesia|a season with half new players and half returnees]], [[Survivor: South Pacific|a one or two returnee per tribe season]], and [[Survivor: Game Changers|an all-returnees season]]. Ozzy has also been to both {{dab|Exile Island|twist}} and {{dab|Redemption Island|twist}}.
** [[Aras Baskauskas]] and [[Candice Cody]] are the other two contestants who have been to [[Exile Island|both]] [[Redemption Island|Islands]].
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** [[Aras Baskauskas]] and [[Candice Cody]] are the other two contestants who have been to [[Exile Island|both]] [[Redemption Island|islands]].
** Of the three, Ozzy is the only person to return from the Redemption Island.  
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** Of the three, Ozzy is the only person to return from Redemption Island.  
 
* [[Stephenie LaGrossa]] is the only female contestant to return in [[Survivor: Guatemala|a season with one returnee per tribe]].
 
* [[Stephenie LaGrossa]] is the only female contestant to return in [[Survivor: Guatemala|a season with one returnee per tribe]].
* Every season pre-{{S|34}} has produced at least one returning player.
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* Every season prior to {{S|35}} has produced at least one returning player.
 
** However, no players that debuted in {{S|11}} or {{S|26}} have returned. The only returnees from ''Guatemala'' ([[Stephenie LaGrossa]]) and ''Caramoan'' ([[Andrea Boehlke]] and [[Malcolm Freberg]]) were returnees themselves on those seasons.
 
** However, no players that debuted in {{S|11}} or {{S|26}} have returned. The only returnees from ''Guatemala'' ([[Stephenie LaGrossa]]) and ''Caramoan'' ([[Andrea Boehlke]] and [[Malcolm Freberg]]) were returnees themselves on those seasons.
* Prior to {{S|25}}, no contestant to place worse than 10th on their first season had returned. ''Philippines'' broke this pattern by having [[Michael Skupin]] (11th) from {{S4|2}} and [[Russell Swan]] (14th) from {{S4|19}} return.
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* Prior to {{S|25}}, no contestant to place worse than 10th on their first season had returned. ''Philippines'' broke this pattern by having [[Michael Skupin]] (11th) from ''The Australian Outback'' and [[Russell Swan]] (14th) from {{S4|19}} return.
** Swan was the first pre-merge returnee who could not reach the merge twice. He was followed by [[Francesca Hogi]] and [[Caleb Reynolds]].
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** Russell was the first pre-merge returnee who failed to reach the [[merge]] twice. He was followed by [[Francesca Hogi]], [[Colton Cumbie]], and [[Caleb Reynolds]].
** Though he did reach the merge once, [[Jeff Varner]] competed thrice and missed a spot on the jury in all three of his seasons.
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** Though he did reach the merge once, [[Jeff Varner]] competed thrice and missed a spot on the [[jury]] in all three of his seasons.
 
* In all three seasons where the tribes were divided as new players against returning players:
 
* In all three seasons where the tribes were divided as new players against returning players:
** A [[Tribe Switch|tribe switch]] occurred, mixing the tribes between new and returning players.
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** A [[Tribe Switch]] occurred, mixing the tribes between new and returning players.
 
** Post-switch, the tribe originally consisting of new players won every [[Immunity Challenge]].
 
** Post-switch, the tribe originally consisting of new players won every [[Immunity Challenge]].
** The [[Sole Survivor]] and at least one runner-up were returning players, and no new players received votes from the [[jury]].
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** The Sole Survivor and at least one runner-up were returning players, and no new players received votes from the jury.
 
* In every all-returnee season in which at least one previous winner returned, a [[Richard Hatch|wi]][[Tom Westman|nn]][[J.T. Thomas|er]] was the fifth person eliminated.
 
* In every all-returnee season in which at least one previous winner returned, a [[Richard Hatch|wi]][[Tom Westman|nn]][[J.T. Thomas|er]] was the fifth person eliminated.
* In every season with a returnee, at least one returnee reached the Final Tribal Council.
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* Among the eight seasons that featured a mix of new and returning players, {{S|38}} is the first and only season where all the returning players were voted out before the [[Final Tribal Council]].
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** Due to the {{dab|Edge of Extinction|twist}} twist that allowed players to stay in the game after being voted out, all eight seasons have featured at least one returning player actively competing in the season finale.
 
* [[Andrea Boehlke]] has received more votes over her ''Survivor'' career than any other returning player, with 36 total votes.
 
* [[Andrea Boehlke]] has received more votes over her ''Survivor'' career than any other returning player, with 36 total votes.
* [[Cirie Fields]] is the only contestant to successfully make it to the finale episode of a season on three separate occasions.
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* [[Cirie Fields]] and [[Aubry Bracco]] are the only contestants to successfully make it to the finale episode of a season on three separate occasions.
* On every all-returnee season that included at least one [[tribe switch]], [[Mogo Mogo|one]] [[Ta Keo|tri]][[Nuku|be]] had no members remain on the tribe during its entire existence.
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* On every all-returnee season that included at least one Tribe Switch, [[Mogo Mogo|one]] [[Ta Keo|tri]][[Nuku|be]] had no members remain on the tribe during its entire existence.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Survivor: Cambodia]]
 
[[Category:Survivor: Cambodia]]
 
[[Category:Survivor: Game Changers]]
 
[[Category:Survivor: Game Changers]]
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[[Category:Survivor: Edge of Extinction]]
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[[Category:Statistics]]

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Returning Player seasons offer the opportunity to former contestants to play the game of Survivor again.

OriginsEdit

The idea of former players returning originally occurred in Survivor: All-Stars. Executive Producer Mark Burnett wanted to showcase "The best of the best" after the ratings increase of Survivor: Pearl Islands. During pre-production for All-Stars, Burnett wrote down the series' most likable, villainous, and memorable players on a legal pad and shortlisted eighteen names within minutes.  

All-StarsEdit

"All-Stars" seasons feature casts comprised entirely of returning players. The eponymous season, All-Stars, saw 18 returnees divided into three competing tribes. The All-Stars twist was revived for the ten-year anniversary season, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. This season divided the returnees based on the heroic or villainous reputations.

Survivor: Cambodia featured a "second chance" theme, consisting of contestants who played only once and lost; and its cast was entirely chosen by viewers through an online poll. Survivor: Game Changers featured former contestants who contributed to the evolution of Survivor strategy and gameplay.

Fans vs. FavoritesEdit

Although initially intending to produce a second all-stars season, Burnett pushed for Survivor to experiment with different twists in their 16th season. The result was the "Fans vs. Favorites" twist that saw a tribe of ten returning players pitted against a tribe of ten "superfans". Survivor: Micronesia and Survivor: Caramoan both utilized this format.

One Returnee per TribeEdit

This format features two to three former castaways, each being assigned to a tribe of new players. Survivor: Guatemala, Survivor: Redemption Island, Survivor: South Pacific, and Survivor: Philippines followed this format.

Survivor: Edge of Extinction expanded on this format, bringing back four former castaways and assigning two to each tribe of new players.

Blood vs. WaterEdit

Another type of "Returnees vs. New Players" format is the couples format, where returnees would compete against people they personally know. It was first used in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, where ten returning castaways would compete against their loved ones, similarly to the "Fans vs. Favorites" format. However, each castaway would compete individually, so a castaway would still be in the game even after their partner was voted out. The twist would play its part when a castaway could opt to replace their partner on Redemption Island before a duel took place, thus allowing their partner to take their place on their tribe.

Returning Players by SeasonEdit

Season Returned to Future Season Season Returned to Future Season
Borneo S1 gervase tS1 jenna tS1 kelly t
S1 richard tS1 rudy tS1 susan t
SurvivorAustraliaLogo S2 alicia tS2 amber t
S2 colby tS2 jeff tS2 jerri t
S2 kimmi tS2 michael tS2 tina t
Africa NB S3 ethan tS3 lex tS3 tom t Marquesas NB S4 kathy tS4 rob t
ThailandTransparentLogo S5 shiiann t Amazon NB S6 jenna tS6 rob t
SurvivorPearlIslandsLogo S7 andrew tS7 jon t
S7 rupert tS7 sandra t
SurvivorAllStarsLogo S8 colby tS8 jerri t
S8 robm tS8 rupert tS8 tina t
Vanuatu NB S9 ami tS9 eliza t Palau NB S10 bobbyjon tS10 stephenie tS10 tom t
GuatemalaLogo S11 stephenie t PanamaLogo S12 aras tS12 cirie t
S12 danielle tS12 terry t
SurvivorCookIslandsLogo S13 candice tS13 jonathan t
S13 ozzy tS13 parvati t
SurvivorFijiLogo S14 yauman t
ChinaLogo S15 amanda tS15 courtney t
S15 james tS15 peihgee t
MicronesiaLogo S16 amanda tS16 cirie t
S16 erik tS16 james tS16 jonathan t
S16 ozzy tS16 parvati t
GabonLogo S17 corinne tS17 randy tS17 sugar t TocantinsLogo S18 coach tS18 jt t
S18 stephen tS18 tyson t
SamoaLogo S19 laura tS19 monica t
S19 russellh tS19 russells t
HvVLogo S20 candice tS20 cirie tS20 coach t
S20 jt tS20 rob tS20 rupert t
S20 russell tS20 sandra tS20 tyson t
NicaraguaLogo S21 brenda t RedemptionIslandLogo S22 andrea tS22 francesca tS22 phillip t
SouthPacificLogo S23 brandon tS23 cochran t
S23 dawn tS23 ozzy t
OneWorldLogo S24 colton tS24 kat t
S24 monica tS24 troyzan t
PhilippinesLogo S25 abimaria tS25 malcolm t CaramoanLogo S26 andrea tS26 malcolm t
BvWLogo S27 brad tS27 ciera tS27 vytas t CagayanLogo S28 kass tS28 sarah tS28 spencer t
S28 tasha tS28 tony tS28 woo t
SJDSLogo S29 jeremy tS29 keith tS29 kelley t WALogo S30 hali tS30 joe t
S30 shirin tS30 sierra t
Survivor31logo S31 ciera tS31 jeff t
S31 joe tS31 kelley t
Survivor kaoh rong logo S32 aubry tS32 caleb t
S32 debbie tS32 tai t
Survivor 33 Logo S33 david tS33 michaela tS33 zeke t Survivor 34 Logo S34 aubry t
Survivor 35 Logo None Survivor 36 Logo None
Survivor 37 Logo None Survivor 38 Logo None
Survivor Island of the Idols logo Current season

TriviaEdit

Seasons and TwistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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