Survivor: Samoa is the 19th season of the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor. The season premiered on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Participant applications were due by January 14, 2009. Approximately 800 were invited to be interviewed in several states. Following this, approximately 48 semi-finalists were invited to Los Angeles in April 2009 for final interviews with the producers. From there, 20 finalists were selected to be contestants in the show, which was scheduled to occur between mid June and mid-July 2009 in Samoa. Similar to Survivor: Tocantins, the minimum age requirement for this season was 18 for most states.
On November 18, 2014, the season was released in a DVD set including all episodes and numerous special features, including unaired scenes and the Life at Ponderosa webseries. It is only made available through online purchase, manufactured by Amazon.com's CreateSpace.