Monica and Brad Culpepper try for a million on "Survivor: Blood vs. Water"

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Los Angeles, California -- The Tampa Bay area has two locals to root for on the 27th season of CBS' Emmy Award-winning series "SURVIVOR".

The network announced Wednesday Monica Culpepper, who previously starred on "SURVIVOR: One World", and her husband, Brad, will be among the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on "SURVIVOR: Blood vs. Water". For those of you who don't know, Brad Culpepper is an attorney in Tampa Bay and retired Buccaneer.

The fall edition of SURVIVOR, themed "Blood vs. Water," will feature former players competing with - and ultimately against - their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. 

Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker - Blood or Water?

CBS says 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 million dollar 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.

The new season will premiere with a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8:00 - 9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on 10 News.

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