Check out the Pirates

Ahoy, matey. We’ve got your scurvy crew right here.

Well, scurvy in the a-lotta-hotties kind of way.

CBS today introduced the 16 pirates who will compete in “Pirate Master,” a new reality-based series from “Survivor” creator – and newly wed to that divine Roma Downey – Mark Burnett.

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CAST OF “PIRATE MASTER”

Australian actor Cameron Daddo will serve as host.

According to the press release, “Pirate Master” will send 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million.

Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

Each week, the pirates will embark on extraordinary expeditions where they will decipher clues along the way in search of missing treasure. Gold coins — real money which the pirates may take with them beyond the show — will be awarded after each expedition, but only to some. The gold will play a key role as pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long-term security.

In addition to claiming the lion’s share of the week’s riches, one pirate will become the captain of the ship and will assign roles and chores to the remaining crew members, setting the tone for either law and order or betrayal and sabotage, which could lead to mutiny by the crew.

Each episode will conclude on the ship at Pirate’s Court, a lively gathering of public speaking and judgment where one individual will be eliminated and “cut adrift.” In the end, one will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000, and claim the title of “Pirate Master.”

The show comes on at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31 on CBS. Until then, check out the booty.

The pirates competing in PIRATE MASTER (in alphabetical order) are:

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CHRISTA DeANGELO

29

Tamaqua, Pa.

Ex-Military

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BEN FAGAN

23

Boston

Student/Musician

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LOUIE FRASE

43

Fishing Creek, Md. (originally from Park Ridge, Ill.)

Marina Owner

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KENDRA GUFFEY

38

Los Angeles (originally from Anchorage, Alaska)

Dive Master

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JAY HATKOW

37

Detroit

Automotive Parts Salesman

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AZMYTH KAMINSKI

26

Los Angeles (originally Mt. Vernon, Wash.)

Music Producer

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CHERYL KOSEWICZ

35

Sparks, Nev. (originally from Grand Couler, Wash.)

District Attorney

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JOHN LAKNESS

25

Carlisle, Mass.

Scientist/Chippendale Dancer

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JOCELYN “JOY” MCELVEEN

21

West Columbia, S.C.

Receptionist

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ELICIA “JUPITER” MENDOZA

30

Los Angeles (originally from Santa Rosa, Calif.)

Bartender

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JOE DON “J.D.” NORTON

36

Ft. Wainwright, Alaska (originally from Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Smokejumper

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NESSA NEMIR

29

Berkeley, Calif. (originally from Oakland, Calif.)

Make-Up Artist

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CHRISTIAN OKOYE

45

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (originally from Enugu, Nigeria)

Former NFL Player

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LAUREL SCHMIDT

21

Los Angeles (originally Detroit)

Glass Blower

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ALEXIS SHUBIN

26

Laguna Beach, Calif. (originally from Fountain Valley, Calif.)

Fashion Publicist

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SEAN TWOMEY

27

Venice, Calif. (originally from Pensacola, Fla.)

Bartender

7 Comments

  1. Kim said,

    May 3, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    *sputter* “Scientist/Chippendale dancer”?!

  2. Mad Jenny Flint said,

    May 4, 2007 at 7:19 am

    Ahoy Maties!
    Now you’ve met the pirates, come check the lay of the land… see Dominica, the beautiful island wherer these rowdy pirates searched for their treasure… visit PiratesDominiac.com

  3. Mad Jenny Flint said,

    May 4, 2007 at 7:21 am

    Arghh… I musta had too much rum last night… the website is PiratesDominica.com. See you there!

  4. Mady & Shell said,

    May 22, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Yarr and he rocks at both, he’s gonna kick ass!

  5. Huge Bear said,

    August 2, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    KENDRA GUFFEY
    Dive Master

    Thought she could not swim very well…

  6. Joan Grishaw said,

    September 7, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    My husband and I watched the show every week. What happened to the last few episodes? Were they not shown for some reason? I really wanted to know who won!

  7. Susan said,

    September 7, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    CBS pulled the show, but the last few episodes are available online at http://www.cbs.com.