'Naked & Afraid' to Premiere Sunday, June 23 on Discovery

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May 28th, 2013

Naked & Afraid

via press release:


(New York, NY) -- What happens when you put a man and a woman – sans clothes – in one of the most remote areas of the world?  The survival genre strips down when Discovery’s brand new series NAKED & AFRAID premieres on Sunday, June 23rd at 10:20pm ET/PT, immediately following SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA.  NAKED & AFRAID will move to its regular 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot the following Sunday, June 30th.


Discovery takes “survival of the fittest” to the next level with NAKED & AFRAID, where each week, a new pair of complete and total strangers – one man and one woman – will find themselves stranded in and, quite literally, exposed to one of the world’s most extreme weather environments.  This duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water…and no clothes.  They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. In NAKED & AFRAID, these brazen and bold couples will get acquainted with each other –and their new surroundings – very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts.


Will the nude castaways have the brains and brawn to endure the harsh conditions? Or will the challenges prove to be overbare-ing? Watch as each couple battles the elements, each other, and their own inner weakness to see who will triumph over the terrain or fail under the force of nature.


NAKED & AFRAID is produced for Discovery Channel by Renegade 83; David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Steve Rankin are executive producers. For Discovery, Denise Contis is executive producer.



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About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries -more- and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  • Restless

    Ooo 21 days. I’ll watch, gimmicky survival shows are a guilty pleasure of mine.

  • Parvati G.oddess

    Go watch Survivor, it’s better and longer with 16 to 20 half-naked strangers put in one of the remote areas of the world. And Discovery copycat much?

  • HoldOn2YaButts

    First thing they do is make clothes.

  • Observer

    Naked and afraid with a fully clothed camera team following them around.

  • Takesi Akamatsu

    Main differences between this and Survivor.
    1: No Cash prize
    2: No tribal issues or support… only two people!

    I imagine there must be some sort of safety out.

  • Steve

    I suppose if it flies (of course, that’s questionable), they could expand it to 16 people for 21 days. Then again, I don’t know how Discovery could air that. Maybe Playboy?

  • TV Viewer

    Blurs and pixels. That’s how almost any network could air a TV series with a bunch of naked adults on them. They know how to distort the images of body parts they don’t want shown. It’s similar to Chelsea Handler naked in a shower with Sandra Bullock and Conan O’Brian, and (Chuy), on her E! talk show.

  • cas127

    Exploitive and creatively exhausted.

  • AppleStinx

    “What happens when you put a man and a woman…in one of the most remote areas of the world?”

    First they learn about ants and other insects living in the grass. Next they learn that walking straight may leave them exposed… to predators. Then it would be around-the-clock effort to continue the species if the cameraman and rest of the crew didn’t exit.

  • Trained Surviver

    I was curious what 1 item they picked – the man has a knife – not bad but not what I would have picked. Fire please! a lighter or butane torch! if you do this show or anything like it – choose fire! Medicine is always good too – but do everything you can to try and not get sick = make clothes – prevents sun burn – because that sucks too!

    I’m curious how this will turn – I’d be bored to death after the first 3 days unless they drop you in the ocean or artic – no thanks! not naked!

  • Weirdo

    Well this should be interesting and I think it’s a little too far. I mean who would do that on tv?

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