via press release:
DISCOVERY’S SURVIVAL LIVE (WT) TO PREMIERE IN LATE 2014
First Ever Live Survival Event To Air On TV
(NEW YORK, NY) – Forty two days. Eight survivalists. One winner. Discovery is about to take “survival of the fittest” to the next level in this new, never been done before reality event SURVIVAL LIVE (WT), premiering in late 2014.
Eight survivalists who think they have what it takes will compete in this 42-day live event…but they’re not surviving solely on their own. In this 24/7 real time, multi-platform viewing experience, viewers will play a large role in each survivalist’s success or failure. The survivalists struggle will be streamed live, day and night, from the moment they are abandoned into the remote wilderness with only the clothes on their back. Viewers will have the ability to check out the survivalists biometric data to see who is physically struggling, and can then elect to help them out. The survivalists will be able to build a relationship with the audience by talking to them through the cameras. That relationship could be the difference between failing to succeed on the first week or making it the full 42 days. To prosper, these survivalists will need the audience in their corner.
SURVIVAL LIVE (WT) will include pre-recorded episodes that will detail the survivalists successes – and failures – from that week. There will also be live episodes, where the weakest survivalist of the bunch will be extracted. Extraction will be based on how well the survivalists have demonstrated their skills and how well they have maintained themselves physically. At the end of 42 days, there will be one survivalist with the right mix of knowledge, lifesaving skills and physical endurance standing.
Staying alive will take everything these survivalists have: physical AND mental strength, endurance, intelligence, survival skills – and simply the will to survive.
SURVIVAL LIVE (WT) is produced by Adjacent Productions for Discovery Channel. Executive producer for Adjacent Productions is Jane Tranter. Executive producers for Discovery Channel are Denise Contis, Dolores Gavin, Matthew Kelly and Michael Sorensen.