THIRTEEN TEAMS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE DO THE EXTRAORDINARY
IN THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF THEIR LIVES AS THEY SET OUT ON
AN EXCITING EXPEDITION THROUGH THE FABLED KINGDOM OF
MOROCCO, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE"
From executive producer Mark Burnett comes the epic summer series "Expedition Impossible," premiering THURSDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show features ordinary people doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventure of their lives. Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show.
"Expedition Impossible" follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.
On the premiere episode, "Sun! Sand! Sahara!," the 13 teams of ordinary Americans set out on the adventure of a lifetime across the ancient kingdom of Morocco, battling rugged terrain, untamable animals and each other. After facing the sand dunes of the Sahara and the cliffs of Todra Gorge, one team will be eliminated.
"Expedition Impossible" was created by Mark Burnett, who also serves as executive producer with Lisa Hennessy. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.
"Expedition Impossible" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.