via press release:
BIO CHANNEL PRESENTS “I SURVIVED… BEYOND AND BACK” PREMIERING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 AT 10PM ET/9PM CT/11PM PT
NEW SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE HIT BIO SERIES
“I SURVIVED…” CHRONICLES THE EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE
WHO FLAT-LINED AND CAME BACK TO LIFE
NEW YORK, NY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 – BIO Channel follows the critically acclaimed “I Survived…” franchise with “I Survived… Beyond and Back,” chronicling the stories of people who flat lined; some for a few seconds, others for up to an hour, and came back to life. The one-hour series features six episodes and premieres Sunday, December 5 at 10PM ET/9PM CT/11PM PT on BIO Channel.
“I Survived… Beyond and Back” reveals one of life’s greatest mysteries by profiling the extraordinary stories of people who have literally passed on to the other side. The series combines the compelling and emotionally gripping stories of “I Survived…” with the unexplainable experiences some people have when they are pronounced legally dead. Through first-person accounts and testimony from the medical personnel and family members who were present, “I Survived… Beyond and Back” will not only explore the survivor’s encounter with death, but also the ways in which it has changed their outlook on life forever.
In the series premiere, Michael was just 16 years old, sitting in class at school, when he began to feel very tired. Within minutes he suddenly found himself high up in the air looking down at his body which had fallen to the floor under cardiac arrest. Julie was travelling on the New York freeway with her friend Robyn when a truck loomed out of the rain on the shoulder of the lane they were in and they unavoidably crashed, and she found herself in a cave-like tunnel and a strong sense of needing to go back. Charles was riding his motorcycle on a freeway when a truck pulled out of a side road without seeing him. Charles threw himself from his bike but slid under the truck but got caught under the front wheel and suddenly found himself running towards his deceased mother and grandmother who tell him to turn back that this is not his time. Miraculously, they all regained consciousness and lived to tell about their incredible stint with the afterlife.
“I Survived…Beyond and Back” is produced by NHNZ for BIO. Judith Curran is Executive Producer and Janice Finn is Series Producer for NHNZ.
At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning “Biography®” series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes “I Survived…,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” “Psychic Investigators” and the William Shatner hosted talk show “Shatner's Raw Nerve.” The 24-hour network is now available in more than 55 million households. The BIO web site is located at www.bio.com.