PLAINS TWP. — Do you have what it takes to survive?
CBS network affiliate WYOU-TV will hold an open casting call for the hit reality show “Survivor” at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Oct. 24.
“We’re very excited about this casting call,” said Mike Bean, president and general manager of the facility, which has in the past hosted casting calls for other national programs, including the game show “Wheel of Fortune.”
According to information on WYOU’s website, PAHomepage.com, this edition of the long-running reality series will pit two teams of 10 castaways each against one another in the Caramoan Islands, a remote locale off the tip of a peninsula in the Philippines.
Those 20 contestants will spend seven weeks in the remote setting, building their own shelter and finding their own food in a bid to win $1 million.
All contestants must be at least 18 years old, although Alabama, Nebraska, Mississippi, Wyoming and the District of Columbia have higher minimum ages.
Participants also must be U.S. citizens living in the United States, be in “excellent physical and mental health,” submit to a background check and may not be candidates for public office until after the initial broadcast of all programs in which they appear.
“Building shelter and finding food will be much more taxing than a trip to your local hardware store or supermarket,” according to the eligibility requirements.
Registration will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the casino’s Sky Bridge, with casting auditions to follow in the Seasons Ballroom. Eligibility requirements and applications can be found at http://www.pahomepage.com/casting-call-survivor or by calling Mark Prutisto at 570-706-7442.