Australian Survivor - Jonathan LaPaglia
Host Jonathan LaPaglia on set at Samoa for "Australian Survivor." Twitter/Australian Survivor

In the country’s third attempt, Channel 10 is again bringing in “Australian Survivor.” This year promises an interesting and widely-varied cast and a beautiful yet dangerous location.

The series was first brought into Australia in 2002 and then in 2006 by Channels 9 and 7 respectively. Now Ten is getting in on the craze as well. This time around, “Australian Survivor” could be a success as the network has taken to reality TV very well. Currently, Ten has “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Master Chef” under its wing.

The promos previously released by Ten shows a wide-range of individuals participating. From a teacher who boasts on his knowledge of the game to a firefighter who simply wants to make her daughter proud. There will also be a retired customs officer who says she will do whatever it takes to win, and a Charity CEO who admits losing is not something he takes to well. There will be those individuals that will definitely play the villains in the series as well, with one threatening to “bring trouble.”

There will be a total of 24 locals participating in “Australian Survivor” and fighting for the coveted $500,000 prize. The show will be hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia and is set in Samoa. LaPaglia has described the location as “look[ing] like paradise, but can be as dangerous as it is beautiful.”

According to, network executive Stephen Tate is sure Ten has a hit on its hands. “We’re incredibly proud of it and the production values are second to none,” he claimed. “We’ve made a family show that can run in prime time and that you can sit down and enjoy on many levels.”

As The Courier reports, Tate also shares that one of the vital factors is that previous “Australian Survivor” attempts were set in Australia. According to him, it is important that the contestants are taken out of their regular contest and become “fish out of water.”

“Australian Survivor” will premiere on Ten on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.