If you've been living on, say, a deserted island and have never had any reason to watch CBS's "Survivor," this might be your year.

Season 33 of the reality TV show, which pits millennials against Generation Xers this time, opens Wednesday (Sept. 21) with a distinctly local twist: West Valley High School graduate Michelle Schubert (see video above) is one of the castaways who's in the running for the $1 million top prize.

The show was prerecorded in Fiji this year, and while Michelle couldn't say much about what happens, she did stop by the studio to talk about her experiences (grueling, apparently) and what she's gained by taking part (new levels of self-confidence, she says).

The program premieres Wednesday night (Sept. 21) and includes a special live -- and free -- screening at The Capitol Theatre, 19 S. Third. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Michelle says she'll be there to take questions from the audience.

We won't know who wins until December, but we like her odds. Apparently the show's host, Jeff Probst, does too:


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