Since I got some support I'd thought I'd elaborate some. Here's the cast I'm going for:
TDRI: Zoey, Mike, Cameron, Dawn, B, Dakota, Sam, Anne Maria, Brick, Jo, Scott
TDPI: Shawn, Jasmine, Sky, Dave, Ella, Scarlett, Max, Amy, Sammy
Yeah, bit heavy on the female side but only cause those three males from TDPI were the only ones I could like, I could add Topher and Beardo but we'd most likely be fodder, unless you're okay with them as fodder.
One character I wanna change is Amy, she really wasn't a good character, just picking on her sister and being obnoxious. I was thinking of portraying her as a more loving sister trying to help Sammy be more assertive as people tend to push her around and make her think she's an inferior copy of Amy.
For couples I'm going with MikexZoey, ShawnxJasmine, and SkyxDave. I'm not doing ScottXDawn for obvious reasons, TopherxElla cause there is nothing between them and BrickxJo because they don't work as a couple, Brick is a honorable soldier who values his comrades and Jo is a bully who is all screw honor and camaraderie all I care about is winning, I am against this pairing 100%. I don't know about some other pairings MaxxScarlett, DawnxB or any cross pairings.
I also wanna try making challenges more like season 1, as some people have stated one problem with Total Drama is that it got mean-spirited, focusing on trying to make the contestants suffer instead them just being entertaining.