Richard Hatch may return to 'Survivor'

Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch, whose mental manipulation and nude antics led him to a win on the first "Survivor," may return to the series.

Hatch, essentially on house arrest after being found guilty of tax evasion, has submitted documents asking a federal court to let him leave the country for the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 19th season of the show will film in Samoa in August, but Hatch would be there as part of a 20th season filmed concurrently. Speculation fueled by former "Survivor: Palau" contestant Coby Archa is that the season will pit the series' so-called heroes against its villains.

Hatch had been serving time at a West Virginia prison, but was released to home confinement in May for good behavior.

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