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What time does 'Survivor' Season 46 start? Premiere date, episode sneak peak, where to watch

The cast of "Survivor" Season 46.
The cast of "Survivor" Season 46.

The tribe has spoken: "Survivor" is back this week.

The 46th season of the long-running reality competition show returns to CBS this week, as 18 new contestants (also known as castaways) compete against each other in physical challenges and strategy with the goal of earning the title of "sole survivor" and the $1 million prize.

Players are divided into tribes in the beginning of the season and must survive on an island in Fiji by finding food, building shelter and fire, and learning to get along with the other strangers on their tribe. They must also compete in challenges to win immunity and rewards, and if they lose, vote each other out at a tribal council. Eventually, players merge into one tribe where the game shifts to an individual one, and players who are voted out form a jury that ultimately selects the winner.

"Survivor" has been on air since 2000, with Jeff Probst as the host for every single one of the show's hundreds of episodes.

Here's what to know about "Survivor" Season 46, including the cast and how to watch the premiere episode.

When is the 'Survovir' Season 46 premiere?

The Season 46 premiere will air on CBS Wednesday, Feb. 28 in a supersized two-hour episode from 8-10 p.m. EST. The second episode will also be two hours, and subsequent episodes will run for 90 minutes.

According to CBS, the premiere episode is titled "This is Where the Legends Are Made."

How to watch and stream 'Survivor' Season 46

Episodes of "Survivor" Season 46 will air live on CBS and Paramount+ on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers will have access to a live feed of the episodes via their local CBS affiliate, as well as watching it on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers won't be able to stream live, but can watch it on demand the following day.

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Who is in the 'Survivor' Season 46 cast?

“This is Where the Legends Are Made” – Eighteen new castaways embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are left stranded on the breathtaking islands of Fiji. Tribes must be the first to crack the code to earn essential camp supplies. Then, three castaways will go on a journey away from their new tribes, on the historic two-hour premiere of the 46th edition of 'Survivor'.

This season, 18 new castaways are stranded in Fiji and placed into three tribes of six, all aiming to become the "Survivor" Season 46 winner.

The three tribes in Season 46 are called Siga, Yanu and Nami.

Full 'Survivor' Season 46 cast: Meet the 18 contestants playing to win $1 million in Fiji

Premiere episode sneak peek

On Monday, CBS dropped the first 12 minutes of the premiere episode on TikTok, separated into three different clips.

Who won 'Survivor' Season 45?

Dee Valladares, a 26-year-old entrepreneur from Miami, beat out the other three final contestants, Austin Li Coon and Jake O'Kane in the final jury vote to win Season 45.

Who is the 'Survivor' Season 46 host?

"Survivor" starring host Jeff Probst
"Survivor" starring host Jeff Probst

The show has been hosted by Jeff Probst since its first season in 2000. While "Survivor" once traveled around the world filming in new locations every season, the show has stayed put and filmed exclusively in Fiji since 2016.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Survivor' Season 46: Premiere date, time, where to watch and stream