In the hour-long The Island, internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls gives the modern American man the ultimate challenge: Can a man of today's world survive on a deserted island without the luxuries - or even the basics - of contemporary everyday life?
The Island, based on the hit Shine TV-produced Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, doesn't include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. No camera teams. The entire series is filmed by the men themselves. The six episodes will show 14 American men isolated on a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools, committed to filming every moment themselves.
These 21st-century American men, who are accustomed to roofs over their heads, restaurants and the benefits of technology, are stripped of all modern conveniences and catapulted back to the basics. They must hunt for food, source water, erect shelter, build community and try to survive using only their strength, determination and know-how. All of the men, including a stay-at-home dad, a trauma surgeon, a firefighter and a criminal defense attorney, have something to prove to themselves and each other. This experiment takes them to the very edge of human endurance. They will test their physical, mental and emotional limits and fight for their very existence.
The Island is about the adventurous life of 14 ordinary American men who are stripped of their modern-day conveniences and lifestyles to survive on a deserted island with only minimal survival tools and the clothes on their backs, forcing them to hunt for food, find their own water, build shelter and a community to survive.
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The Island Airs: Monday
The Island Status: Pending
THE ISLAND - General Information
Series Premiere: May 25, 2015 Classification: Reality Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Reality-TV Network: NBC Airs: Monday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
THE ISLAND - Season 1 -- 6 Episodes
1x1 -- May 25, 2015 -- Man Up 1x2 -- Jun 01, 2015 -- No Water, No Life 1x3 -- Jun 08, 2015 -- Easier Said Than Done 1x4 -- Jun 22, 2015 -- Expect the Unexpected 1x5 -- Jun 29, 2015 -- Anything Can Happen 1x6 -- Jul 06, 2015 -- The Things That Really Matter