The best way to disrupt the trend of seeing big names go home early is to address it head on. Champs vs. Challengers was supposedly what casting was aiming for during S34 production and I *hope* it eventually gets used. I like the idea of dividing three tribes : WINNERS (Sole Survivors) CHAMPIONS (3x, 4x + Final Tribalists) & CHALLENGERS (Second Chancers). If taken seriously, i think this format could provide for a filler-free all returnee cast. Jeff can make comments on how the CHAMPS are also technically 'challengers' and the WINNERS are the 'real champs' and how some of the CHALLENGERS who make it far in the game might already have proven they deserve a 'CHAMP' status.
anyway, i'd love to see any fan casts on this topic within these parameters... here's mine!
SURVIVOR : CHAMPS VS. CHALLENGERS
What do y'all think? What's the likelihood of this format getting used? Bonus points if this theme gets used WITH a brand new location.