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Photo Credit:  Patrick Fallon/History
  • Premiered: 
    June 18, 2015
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: survival

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Plot Synopsis

ALONE is an adventure reality series that places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the wilderness -- no camera crew, no teams, no producers -- on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest. Throughout the competition, they face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience. Seasons 1 and 2 took place on Vancouver Island. On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, History premiered the 13-episode second season of ALONE, immediately following an all-day marathon (10am-9pm) of encore episodes from the previous season. Season 3 of ALONE premiered on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, immediately following a new one-hour special. The ten-episode new season places ten hardcore survivalists -- both male and female -- alone in the cold, isolated region of Patagonia, Argentina with one mission: to stay alive. As in previous seasons, with no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks, these survivalists face treacherous predators like never before, experience unforgiving and unpredictable weather conditions and showcase unbelievable building acumen by creating the most ingenious inventions. Before the season begins, the "Making the Cut: Season 3" special at 8pm introduced the ten brave participants on ALONE Season 3 and learn about the extreme new location at the edge of the world. Then, in the season opener (9pm), "A New Land," the adventure begins as ten new participants are abandoned in the remote wilderness of Patagonia to live as long as they possibly can. Faced with the unforgiving terrain of a foreign land and the onset of winter, each must act quickly to adapt to their new environment in order to survive. On December 7 -- one day before the Season 3 premiere -- History announced that it renewed ALONE for a fourth season. On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, History premiered the fourth season of ALONE. Season 4 features a brand new challenge as seven pairs of family members are dropped miles apart on Northern Vancouver Island, where they must find each other and survive together. They have two ultimate goals: navigate the brutal, unforgiving terrain of Vancouver Island in an attempt to locate their isolated partner and, once reunited, survive as long as they can. For these seven pairs of family members will having a partner help or hurt their chances of going the distance? Similar to previous seasons, the survivalists must build their own shelters, forage their own food, and overcome numerous obstacles if they want to be the last people standing. With ten survival tools to share per team, enough camera gear to self-document their experiences and a cash prize of $500,000 on the line, season four will bring more sacrifices and higher stakes than ever before. On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered the fifth season of ALONE, featuring 10 participants returning for a chance at redemption at the edge of Siberia. After coming up short in their respective seasons, these men and women have even greater motivations and well-planned strategies for survival. They must build their own shelters, hunt their own food, and overcome numerous deadly obstacles - such as the venomous Siberian Pit Viper and feral wolves - if they want to be the last person standing. With ten survival tools each, enough camera gear to self-document their experiences and a cash prize of $500,000 on the line, season five will bring higher stakes, impressive levels of ingenuity and a greater desire to succeed than ever before. No camera crew. No gimmicks. "Alone" is the utmost test of human will and fierce determination to overcome the elements. This season, who will have the strength to endure the longest and win the ultimate prize?
On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered ALONE's Season 5 Reunion Special. In this one-hour program, after getting their chance at redemption, participants from Alone's fifth season in Mongolia reunite to discuss their highs and lows, and reveal never-before-seen moments.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by LeftField Pictures


  • (Seasons 1, 2 & 4) - Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada
  • (Season 3) - Patagonia Argentina
  • (Season 5) - Mongolia