[11/14/13 - 07:20 AM]
Discovery Takes on the Survival "Game" with New Series "Dude, You're Screwed"
The seven-part series is the newest twist in the survival genre, premiering on Discovery Channel Sunday, December 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


(New York, NY) -- Whose turn is it to play the game? In DUDE, YOU'RE SCREWED, five of the world's most elite, thrill-seeking survivalists will find out! The seven-part series is the newest twist in the survival genre, premiering on Discovery Channel Sunday, December 8th at 10:00pm ET/PT, and on Animal Planet in early 2014.

Unprepared and left to fend for yourself, what would you do if you were captured, blindfolded and taken to an unknown, remote location? Viewers are about to find out as these five survivalists must prove they have what it takes week after week as they play this "game" that puts all of their skills to the ultimate test.

Each survivalist has a different background:

· Terry Schappert, a Green Beret, A -Team leader, medic, sniper and close combat specialist

· John Hudson, an Extreme Survival Instructor for the UK Royal Air Force.

· Matt Graham, a primitive skills expert and a desert survival instructor

· Jake Zweig, a former Navy SEAL, certified in Surface Warfare & as a dive safety officer and helicast master

· Tom Moore, a veteran Army Scout, bush craft master and wilderness guide

Each survivalist is captured one at a time by the other four. The capture could take place at work, at home, at a coffee shop, ANYWHERE! They must always be on guard. Then, they are dropped in one of the world's harshest environments and must make their way back to civilization, alive and unscathed, all within 100 hours, or it's game over! Meanwhile, the other four compatriots monitor & scrutinize the target's progress (and vital signs) from a nearby remote command center. It's man against nature (and his four "best" friends) as each action-packed, dramatic episode of DUDE, YOU'RE SCREWED crisscrosses the globe -- from dense jungles to frigid glaciers -- to match wits in this game of survival. With reputations and bragging rights on the line, do these guys have what it takes to survive the ultimate challenge?

To win the game you got to do more than just survive.

DUDE, YOU'RE SCREWED is an original production of Animal Planet by High Noon Entertainment. Jim Berger and Scott Feeley are the executive producers, and Scott Madden is the co-executive producer for High Noon Entertainment. For Animal Planet, Erin Wanner is the executive producer and Hilary Tholen is the associate producer. DUDE YOU'RE SCREWED was created and developed by Charlie Foley, EVP, Original Content Group and head of development for Animal Planet. For Discovery Channel, Julie Meisner Eagle is the executive producer and Katy Jones Garrity is the coordinating producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

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 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 U.S. 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.

  [november 2013]  


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