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)
“That for which Paul lived and died so gloriously; that for which Jesus gave himself to be crucified; the end that animated the thousand martyrs and heroes who have followed his steps, was to redeem us from a formal religion, and teach us to seek our well-being in the formation of the soul.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)