Out wit, out play, out cast

Local CBS affiliate WCAV has announced they will be holding an open casting call for the 16th season of the reality show Survivor right here in Charlottesville.

The auditions, taking place Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at fittingly named Rivals Sports Bar and Grill on Rio Road, mark only the second time CBS has directly recruited contestants for its tribal-themed flagship reality show in Charlottesville. The last open casting, attended by roughly 120 people, was held at the WCAV station in January of 2005.

Marketing Director Daniel Adams and General Manager Roger Burchett of WCAV said they selected the Rivals bar for the casting because of the larger space and because they felt its customers would be interested in getting involved in the Survivor hype.

Survivor hopefuls will need to bring more than just their game faces with them to the bar. All potential contestants must fill out the Survivor application and bring it with them. To be eligible for a spot on the island, you must be 21-years-old and a citizen of the United States. Each person will get two minutes of camera time to wow the producers.

No word yet on which exotic location will play host to Survivor 16. The show is set to air in 2008.