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Fans upset as Nine fails to fast-track Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

NewsKevin Perry

The cast of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
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Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, the 33rd season of the award-winning adventure reality series, begins Thursday 29th September on Channel Nine.

The series which premiered today in the US, will air on a one week delay in Australia in a move that has angered fans of the series.

Previously Nine has aired Survivor fast-tracked from the US on 9GO. The series will air after The Footy Show at 10pm in NRL states and 10:30pm in AFL states. It will be interesting to see if Nine moves the series to an earlier timeslot after the footy season.

Filmed in Fiji, the upcoming season will feature 20 castaways separated by generation and forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other and win the $1 million prize.

The battle unfolds between two very different generations when the two tribes compete for the title of Sole Survivor.

The 20 castaways include an assistant district attorney, a youth pastor, a police sergeant, a television writer, a professional gamer, and the youngest player to ever compete in the game, a high school student.

Each group of 10 castaways possesses similar characteristics that represent their generation and help to unify their tribe.

Millennials grew up in a time of rapid change and are often described as having priorities that are vastly different from previous generations. How will this group fare without technology on the island? Will they opt for shortcuts in challenges or go the distance?

Generation X forms the bridge between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials and has been collectively labelled as hard-working and independent people. Will they find anything in common with the younger castaways or stick to their own group? Will their differences and preconceived beliefs be too much to overcome?

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is again presented by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc. Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.

Which generation has what it takes to win the game? And which player will be crowned the Sole Survivor and winner of the $1 million prize?