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:
“Why do villains have so much influence? Because the honest people are terribly dense.”
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“Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658 B.C.)