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[08/09/22 - 06:01 AM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Year Over Year Ratings Growth Among Key Demos in July
"Shark Week 34" (July 24-30) did not disappoint as the summer's most anticipated programming event delivered double digit (+10%) year over year ratings gains, marking the first time in four years (2018) that "Shark Week" delivered ratings growth.

[07/06/22 - 10:01 AM]
Hell Is Frozen Over: An All-New Spin-Off Series "Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen" Launches Out of Shark Week on July 31
In the frigid Rocky Mountains, sub-freezing temperatures, hypothermia and frostbite are only a few of the immediate dangers at hand as 12 of "Naked and Afraid's" most popular and experienced All-Stars take on 14 punishing days and nights in the frozen ice-covered wilderness.

[04/12/22 - 12:32 PM]
It's Everybody vs. The Amazon! A New Season of "Naked and Afraid XL" Premieres May 1 on Discovery
In "Naked and Afraid XL: Next Level," some of the franchise's most skilled and experienced survivalists prove no match for the Amazon's relentless threats - 15-foot anaconda, pounding rainstorms, aggressive bullet ants and even poisonous plants.

[04/13/21 - 09:46 AM]
An All New 60-Day "Naked and Afraid XL" Challenge Premieres April 25 on Discovery
This season of "XL" presents hazards and hardships only the toughest survivalists in the world can endure but also opportunities to showcase their elite skills.

[05/05/20 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Sets Lineup of Special COVID-19 Programming Featuring Familiar Faces and Sights from Around the World
"We took this unprecedented time in the world as an opportunity to re-think how we bring our talent and their stories and voices to audiences around the world," says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.

[05/03/20 - 09:15 AM]
Get with It or Get Gone: It's True Survival of the Fittest in the All-New Season of "Naked and Afraid XL" on Sunday, May 24
This season takes 12 veteran survivalists to a grueling kill zone in South Africa, a land so punishing and deadly that generations of ancient tribes were forced to survive by one brutal principle - banishing the weak.

[02/06/20 - 12:47 PM]
Bring Nothing, Give Everything: An All New Season of "Naked and Afraid" Premieres February 23 on Discovery Channel
This season is one of unprecedented challenges as the first ever sibling pairs enter the challenge and put their family ties to the ultimate test.

[12/04/19 - 09:04 AM]
Stripped Down and Stranded: "Naked and Afraid" Returns Jan. 5 with the Most Isolating Challenge to Date
The series takes the challenge to a new level by bringing the best of the best to the most isolated areas around the globe, leaving them there with nothing on their backs and no one by their side.

[05/14/19 - 09:19 AM]
"Naked and Afraid XL" Survivalists Tackle the Treacherous Seas in All-New Season Premiering June 2
In the most grueling challenge yet, participants strive to survive a treacherous 40 days and 40 nights on an isolated island completely detached from civilization.

[03/30/18 - 08:02 AM]
40 Days, 40 Nights, 13 Survivalists, 1 Challenge: Discovery's "Naked and Afraid XL" Returns Sunday, May 6 at 10PM ET/PT
Beginning Sunday, April 1, viewers can visit the Discovery GO app to meet the new teams.

[01/08/18 - 01:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Rings in 2018 as Cable's #1 Network Among Men 25-54 (Excluding Sports)
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/06/17 - 03:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Ratings Soar in October with Year-Over-Year Growth in Key Demos
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[07/06/17 - 10:33 AM]
Discovery Channel Leads with More Top 10 Unscripted Cable Series Than Any Other Network
Discovery further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[06/05/17 - 11:20 AM]
Discovery Channel Scored Its Highest-Rated Mondays Ever for Third Consecutive Month
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/24/17 - 10:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces Summer Slate of Original Programming
Discovery Channel's summer schedule is jam-packed with a wide variety of both fan favorites and all-new programming.

[05/05/17 - 01:07 PM]
Discovery Channel Closes April with Ratings Rising Year to Year and the Top 5 Unscripted Cable Series for Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/06/17 - 08:03 AM]
Discovery Channel Unleashes "Epic Week" with Season Premieres, Supersized Episodes and All-New Documentary Special
The annual stunt kicks off Monday, April 10 and wraps on Sunday, April 16 on Discovery Channel.

[03/28/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Programming Slate
Highlights include the new scripted anthology series called "Manhunt: Unabomber," which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/13/16 - 11:39 AM]
Discovery's "Naked and Afraid XL" Takes on South Africa
Last summer, the series captivated audiences and was 2015's number one new unscripted series on all of cable across People and Men 25-54, People and Men 18-34 and P2+.

[03/31/16 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones.

[01/05/16 - 10:42 AM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Highest Rated Year Ever Across Persons and Men 25-54 with Most Watched Year Ever in 2015
Discovery spins the numbers for 2015.

[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[08/14/15 - 01:14 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid XL" Earns Series High Among Women and Ranks as #1 Basic Cable Telecast on Sunday in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[06/10/15 - 11:13 AM]
New 40 Day Survival Challenge "Naked and Afraid XL" Will Unveil on Discovery Channel This July
Said offering is a 40 day challenge, making it exponentially more difficult than anything that's ever been tried in the past.







NAKED AND AFRAID XL (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/12/15 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its ninth season on 8/28/22; has yet to be renewed for a 10th season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery+'s web site, July 2022) Twelve Naked and Afraid All-Stars take on punishing locations together. The survivalists try to last up to 60 days with no food, water, clothes or shelter. Does teaming with other elite survivalists help their chances or make the challenge more difficult?
CREW INFORMATION:
· Daniel Hopps as CO-EP
· David Garfinkle as EP
· David Story as EP
· Jay Renfroe as EP
· Michael Gara as EP
· Sean Foley as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Renegade 83 Entertainment