Siberia: canceled or renewed?Network: NBC
Episodes: 11 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 1, 2013 — September 16, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Joyce Giraud, Johnny Wactor, Daniel Sutton, Neeko Skervin, Natalie Scheetz, Sam Dobbins, Esther Anderson, Tommy Mountain, George Dickson, Anne-Marie Mueschke, Miljan Milosevic, Irene Szuchun Yee, Berglind Icey, Harpreet Turka, Victoria Hill, Sabina Akhmedova, and Jonathan Buckley.

TV show description:      
The storyline of this scripted series begins in 1908, when an unexplained event occurs deep in the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. More than 100 years later, 16 reality-show participants descend on Tunguska — unknowing of the land’s mysterious past.

These contestants are from varied walks of life and attempt to battle the elements (and each other) in a quest to survive the harsh winter and claim a large cash prize. What is initially met with unbridled enthusiasm quickly turns to sheer panic as a series of strange events begin to occur.

The contestants soon attribute the occurrences to ruses set up by the producers, even dismissing the death of a fellow player as an accident.

When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the other players meet the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, the competitors must band together in an effort to survive.

The show is hosted by Jonathan Buckley (Jonathan Buckley) and the participants are Carolina (Joyce Giraud), a bartender from Colombia; Johnny (Johnny Wactor), a bull rider from Jedburg, South Carolina; Daniel (Daniel Sutton), a computer programmer from Minneapolis; Neeko, a professional rugby player from London; Natalie (Natalie Scheetz), veterinary assistant from Santa Barbara; Sam (Sam Dobbins), an auto mechanic from Brooklyn; and Esther (Esther Anderson), a model from Melbourne.

The remaining contestants are Tommy (Tommy Mountain), a philanthropist from Boston; George (George Dickson), an accountant from Louisville; Anne-Marie (Anne-Marie Mueschke), a graphic artist from New Orleans; Miljan (Miljan Milosevic), a DJ from Podgorica, Montenegro; Irene (Irene Szuchun Yee), a fashion designer from Taiwan; Berglind (Berglind Icey), a photo journalist from Iceland; Harpreet (Harpreet Turka), a graduate student from Washington, DC; Victoria (Victoria Hill), a sales clerk from Winnipeg; and Sabina (Sabina Akhmedova), a soldier from Israel.

Series Finale:     
Episode #11 — Into the Oven
Reunited and seemingly safe, the contestants begin to put the pieces together — and encounter yet another mind-blowing surprise.
First aired: September 16, 2013.


What do you think? Do you like the Siberia TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. Mike says

    It’s like watching a train wreck hit, slow and disastrously bad news. I’m amazed that NBC was so desperate as to buy it. Yet, I do TIVO it to see just how dumb they all are acting.

  2. anonymous in nm says

    Ok. Let’s be clear – this is NOT a reality show! And for a scripted show – it is so very very bad. It borders on corny. If they wanted to truly follow the “reality show” idea, they should have paid more attention to details…fixed the things that were so blatantly ridiculous they were laughable. Well, it is what it is. But I do agree with some of the previous folks’ comments – for those who like the show, they at least deserve the right to see it through to its end.

  3. janice erwine says

    I really like this show. I think it should have been put on earlier in the evening, more people would have watched. Keeps me on the edge of my seat. Please do not cancel.

  4. OnlyPersonLeft inAmericawhoneverWatchedtheCBSSurvivorShow says

    As my name above implies, I never watched the CBS show Survivor-ever. I was drawn to check-out Siberia as I love Sci-Fi and the trailers were so interesting. That being said, I thought it was super. Yeah, the acting could be better and the characters are not as developed as in my other favorite show of the summer “Under the Dome”, but its a heck of a ride. I live in NC and it does make me laugh that Johnny is a “bull-rider”-ok. Also, Sam has ended up being my favorite character. He may not be the eye-candy that Neeko & Johnny are but having someone with a knowledge in the Cyrillic alphabet and muscle is someone I want in my cabin. If this was a reality shown gone way wrong-I think the camera crew would be more involved by now as at least some of them would also be fluent in Russian. Could this be an “experiment” funded by a sinister research group?
    Anyway, I love the show and do hope that it isn’t cancelled and can renewed long enough to let the full story play out. Thank goodness for DVRs. And please don’t call me between 10-11pm on Monday nights. My inner teen sci-fi nerd is busy! Good job NBC.

  5. Karla says

    This show is bad but I cant stop watching it. It was taped near where I live and keep thinking if they take the Chickadee trail it will lead them straight to the coffee shop and horse barn, and they’ll be out of the cold Manitoba winter, have some hot chocolate and take a hay ride back. lol

  6. Nana says

    Please, don’t cancel! Siberia is totally different from other reality shows. When you watch this show you want to know the end. Please, finish this show!!!! I love ” Siberia”, I’m from former Soviet Union and to me it is ineteresting anyway.

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  8. Alice A. says

    Probably the worst TV show to come along in a long, long time. It’s so poorly written and so predictable, there is zero suspense. Bad acting. I’m surprised it got picked up by NBC. However, it’s probably sold well internationally to TV exhibitors given the diverse cast. A smart business decision but bad TV.

  9. Sue says

    I LOVE this show. It s so stupid, the acting is bad, but I think it is great!!!! How many episodes are left? Are we going to get final answers? Don’t cancel!!!!!

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