The fresh twists just keep coming on "Survivor."

The venerable CBS reality series on Wednesday announced the cast for its latest edition, "Blood vs. Water," which features 10 previous contestants who will compete with -- and ultimately against -- their loved ones. And, yes, Rupert is back. Again.

Here's the rundown:

RETURNING PLAYER: Tyson Apostol (Tocantins, Heroes Vs. Villains)

LOVED ONE: Rachel Foulger (girlfriend)

RETURNING PLAYER: Rupert Boneham (Pearl Islands, All-Stars, Heroes Vs. Villains)

LOVED ONE: Laura (wife)

RETURNING PLAYER: Aras Baskauskas (Panama—Exile Island)

LOVED ONE: Vytas (brother)

RETURNING PLAYER: Gervase Peterson (Borneo)

The cast of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water"
The cast of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" (CBS)

LOVED ONE: Marissa (niece)

RETURNING PLAYER: Kat Edorsson (One World)

LOVED ONE: Hayden Moss (boyfriend and Big Brother 12 winner)

RETURNING PLAYER: Candice Cody (Cook Islands, Heroes Vs. Villains)

LOVED ONE: John (husband)

RETURNING PLAYER: Laura Morett (Samoa)

LOVED ONE: Ciera Eastin (daughter)

RETURNING PLAYER: Monica Culpepper (One World)

LOVED ONE: Brad (husband)

RETURNING PLAYER: Colton Cumbie (One World)

LOVED ONE: Caleb Bankston (fiance)

RETURNING PLAYER: Tina Wesson (Australian Outback, All-Stars)

LOVED ONE: Katie Collins (daughter)


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This edition of Survivor will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the $1 million prize. The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to "save" their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.

"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" premieres with a 90-minute season opener at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 (CBS).

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