Survivor: Season 15


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20

A Chicken's a Little Bit Smarter

Survivor: China features a cast of 16 Americans who will begin the series amid the bustle downtown Shanghai before moving to Huangpu Mountain’s Mio Tuo Temple for a Buddh…

2 Sep 27

My Mom Is Going to Kill Me!

The castaways get physical as mud flies and tops are ripped off in one of the most physical and dirtiest challenges in Survivor history. A vulnerable castaway believes she̵…

3 Oct 04

I Lost Two Hands and Possibly a Shoulder!

After the Reward Challenge, the kidnapped castaway bonds with the other tribe and reveals their own tribe’s shortcomings. One castaway overhears crude comments from their…

4 Oct 11

Ride the Workhorse 'Till the Tail Falls Off

Sherea’s work ethic, or lack thereof, is beginning to bother her tribemates. An ominous tree mail instructing both tribes to meet at Tribal Council prompts fireworks. The…

5 Oct 18

Love Is in the Air

Jaime and Erik admit to a mutual attraction as a romance blossoms. A tribal switch leads to chaos, tears, fears and cracks in former alliances. The fifth person is voted off th…

6 Oct 25

That’s Love, Baby! It Makes You Strong!

One castaway finds the Hidden Immunity Idol at their camp but a rival tribemate discovers they have it and cuts a deal to benefit them both. At the Reward Challenge, the castaw…

7 Nov 01

I'm Not as Dumb as I Look

The tribes merge and the fierce hunt for Hidden Immunity Idols continues as private property is violated and one castaway falsely believes three Idols are in play. At Tribal Co…

8 Nov 08

High School Friend Contest

While everyone is asleep, a castaway searches for the Hidden Immunity Idol, collecting random items in the desperate hope that one of them might be it. Overconfidence takes ove…

9 Nov 15

Just Don't Eat the Apple

A new force to be reckoned with takes on the power players. One castaway sends affections to someone outside their alliance which bothers some. One vulnerable castaway may chan…

10 Nov 22

It's Been Real and It's Been Fun

Revisit the first nine episodes and watch out for some never before seen footage.

11 Nov 29

Ready to Bite the Apple

One castaway threatens to change things up by blindsiding their best friend in the game. Simultaneously, an alliance considers blindsiding one of their own. And, all the castaw…

12 Dec 06

Going for the Oscar

While most castaways shed tears of joy after receiving news from home, one sheds tears of sorrow…but some believe they are crocodile tears. After fulfilling a tribemate&#…

13 Dec 13

Hello, I'm Still a Person!

The winner of the Reward Challenge gets to go to The Great Wall of China (along with two other tribemates). A series of challenges from episodes past will determine who wins Im…

14 Dec 16

A Slippery Little Sucker

The finale will contain three Tribal Councils over two hours and produce one ultimate Survivor.

15 Dec 16

Survivor: China Reunion

During a live Reunion Show broadcast from Los Angeles, the Survivors get together for the first time since being in China to discuss the results of the game.

About Survivor

Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more “Tribes”, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game’s “Jury”. Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the “Sole Survivor” and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or “twists”, on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through “Redemption Island”.