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07/01/2013 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : INTERNATIONAL CONTESTANTS AGREE TO TEST THEIR SANITY AND WILL TO SURVIVE IN THE REMOTE SIBERIAN WILDERNESS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A LOT OF MONEY- Sixteen contestants from around the world are dropped off by helicopter into an unpopulated Siberian wilderness. With only the clothes on their backs, the contestants must try to survive this "last man/woman standing" endurance competition with no rules or help from producers or the outside world to win a big cash prize. Leaders and followers emerge as the contestants' survival is constantly threatened as they are faced with frightening events and unexpected situations that go horribly awry.
SEASON(S): 1 (11 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: presumably canceled on 3/26/14 as the series was not among nbc's summer 2014 plans
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, May 2013) NBC has acquired the one-hour series "Siberia" from Sierra/Engine Television and Oscar-nominated producer Michael Ohoven's Infinity Films. The series will premiere Monday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET. In 1908, a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land's mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.