Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is the twentieth season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. It premiered on February 11, 2010 with a special two-hour episode. It was the show's fourth season to feature contestants from past seasons after Survivor: All-Stars, Survivor: Guatemala, and Survivor: Micronesia.
Sandra Diaz-Twine became the first two-time Survivor winner, defeating Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz with a vote of 6–3–0. Hantz, for the second consecutive season, was voted by fans to win "Sprint Player of the Season" award and the US$100,000 prize that went with it, earning the fans' vote over Rupert Boneham.
Russell Hantz and Rob "Boston Rob" Mariano returned to compete once again in Survivor: Redemption Island where they placed 17th and first, respectively. Benjamin "Coach" Wade returned to compete in Survivor: South Pacific where he finished as runner-up.
The complete season, including the pre-season "Surviving Survivor" special and live reunion show, was released on DVD exclusively through Amazon.com on February 22, 2011. It was initially released as a 10-disc package, but was later reissued condensed into 5 discs. Special features include full exit interviews and Ponderosa webisodes.
Famous quotes containing the words villains and/or heroes:
“I dont believe in villains or heroes, only in right or wrong ways that individuals are taken, not by choice, but by necessity or by certain still uncomprehended influences in themselves, their circumstances and their antecedents.”
—Tennessee Williams (19141983)
“The murmurs of many a famous river on the other side of the globe reach even to us here, as to more distant dwellers on its banks; many a poets stream, floating the helms and shields of heroes on its bosom.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)