CBS has ordered a new reality series, Hunted, produced by Endimol Shine North America, the same production company behind reality properties like Big Brother and The Biggest Loser. The new U.S. order is based on a UK series of the same name.
Here’s the CBS press release:
IF YOU HAD TO DISAPPEAR TOMORROW, COULD YOU? CBS ORDERS “HUNTED,” A NEW ALTERNATIVE SERIES WHERE PARTICIPANTS GO ON THE RUN TO EVADE CAPTURE BY SKILLED INVESTIGATORS
CBS has ordered HUNTED, a new one-hour alternative series where participants are challenged to go on the run as some of the world’s most highly skilled investigators and trackers pursue them in a nationwide manhunt. The series is being developed for broadcast based on the format of the UK show, which was created and produced by Shine TV. The new CBS series will be produced by Endemol Shine North America.
“HUNTED is a compelling new alternative series format, which our Alternative department had been tracking for a while, that feels tailor-made for CBS,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “It combines the suspense of a crime drama with the thrill of a competition reality series and some very topical social issues.”
HUNTED follows ordinary people attempting the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world, as professional investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to narrow down the search area. From searching their target’s home and scouring Internet and cell phone histories to identifying behavioral patterns, they look for clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture.
HUNTED premiered to strong ratings this month, especially among young adults, on Channel 4 in the UK.
Information regarding premiere date and how to apply to be a participant will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Would you watch this show? If you’ve watched the UK version, how is it?
My husband & I couldn’t wait to watch this show each Wednesday. We loved it until tonight. We felt it was not fair that the hunted had successfully hid and then had to “check in” two days prior to picking up the money. We each felt that if these couples could hide for 28 days unfound then they deserved the money. So glad that two couples won. We are not sure we will watch this show again knowing this ahead of time. Good show until we found out these last minute rules.
This show was interesting but very (very) frustrating…. since they ‘activated’ all of the couples at a different time, it was very difficult to know how long any of the couples were able to allude the hunters. It seems that the number of days of evasion should be listed for each couple and noted whenever they move from one couple to the next. I’m not sure I want to watch going forward … it was very frustrating to not know which couples did the best to remain on the run. Also agree with the previous comment that it would be… Read more »
Only worth watching if they’re isn’t anything else to watch. Even then, a good book would be better. It’s an interesting concept for a show but the reality is boring and manipulative. It might be more interesting if the show provided all the rules of the game so the watcher could envision how they might beat the game.
To start with for that much money, I do NOT have ANY friends, no email, my hard drives are wiped clean, and I would go to ground somewhere with a bundle of books, some candles, and wait for 28 days…..I have no social media as it is already……these younger folks are nuts, and cannot keep off of the grid….NO ONE would hear from me until the time is up…..If I had to live on Ramon Noodles and water, for that kind of money you better believe I could do it. Of course I am over 70 now, and come from… Read more »
Me. And my mom watch’s this show and we love it