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Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid

Photo Credit:  Discovery Channel
  • Premiered: 
    June 23, 2013
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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Plot Synopsis

A pair of strangers -- one man and one woman -- survive in the wilderness for 21 days after being stranded without food, water and clothing and with only one personal item each. Each episode chronicles a different pair, as they get acquainted with each other, their surroundings, and the elements -- and then find a way to survive together or possibly die apart. In this series, survivalists try to survive 21 days in the Costa Rican rainforest (Kim and Shane), on the African Serengeti (EJ Synder and Kellie Nightlinger), in Massif D'lsalo in Madagascar (Jeff and Eva), and many more of the world's most extreme weather environments. Season 1 included 60-minute episodes, with Season 2 installments having a running time between 60 and 90 minutes in duration. Immediately following an eight-hour marathon (2-10pm ET/PT) of encore episodes, NAKED AND AFRAID returned with new episodes on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. In this episode, "Primal Fear," an unlikely pair of survivalists must coexist on the unforgiving African savannah of Namibia. A lack of food and fire -- and the difficulty of navigating the thorny landscape -- threaten to keep the intrepid team from completing their 21-day survival challenge. Discovery Channel premiered a new season of NAKED AND AFRAID on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following a brand-new, two-hour special, "Survival Countdown," which aired from 8-10pm. This season, Discovery Channel follows through with the #ShowUsWhatYouGot contest, which was launched the previous fall. Fans of the series were asked to submit videos explaining why they would want to take on the ultimate survival challenge. Two winners were chosen by a fan vote to take part in their very own NAKED AND AFRAID challenge. These super fans-turned survivalists will have their experience in survival training showcased in an exclusive series on, and their special episode of NAKED AND AFRAID will air on Discovery Channel later this season. In the season opener, "Alligator Alley," one Army mom and one Marine are shipped out to the sweltering swamps of the Florida Everglades where they will put their military survival training to the test, facing 8-foot alligators, venomous water moccasins, and bloodthirsty mosquitoes. NAKED AND AFRAID returned for its fifth season on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT. In Season 5, survivalists are stranded all over the world, from Panama to Namibia, Belize to Thailand. Add in elephants, venomous snakes, skunks, tarantulas, killer bees, hippos, boa constrictors and mosquitoes that will just not quit... and that makes these the toughest and most challenging episodes of NAKED AND AFRAID to date. In the season opener, "Forsaken," an ex-cop and a 'wild child' clash over cuddling in the Panamanian jungle, but when one gets overwhelmed, the other steps up to the plate. A new season of NAKED AND AFRAID premiered on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following an all-day marathon (9am-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "King of the Forest," a self-proclaimed 'King of the forest' and a skilled endurance athlete take on the Alabama backwoods. They secure shelter and fire on Day 1, but once hunger kicks in it pushes one of them to do something that's never been done before on the series. Discovery Channel premiered a new season of NAKED AND AFRAID on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Eye of the Storm," a wild child and retired sergeant are stranded in the Belize Jungle following a catastrophic hurricane that threatens their entire challenge. Can they survive in a rainforest that has been turned completely upside down? Plus, for the first time ever, this season features two survivalists, YouTuber Cory Williams and pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley, who documented their experience across social media. Fans of the series can catch daily highlights and low points of the NAKED AND AFRAID survival journey in real time. Cory and Anastasia both shared their journey in across their social platforms, as they trained and also during the challenge itself -- from Monday, February 20 until Sunday, March 5. Cory and Anastasia's episode airs later in the season. On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered a new season of NAKED AND AFRAID, immediately following a new one-hour special. The night opens at 9pm with "Suffering, Sunburn and Sharks," a new 60-minute program that reveals the grueling locations the survivalists will encounter and what some of their most dangerous threats and challenges will be in the new season. Plus, the special gets up close and personal with six pairs of new survivalists. Then, in the season opener (10pm), "Lost at Sea," a divemaster and a Navy Seal are, for the first time on Naked and Afraid, stranded at sea. On their arduous journey to land they face exposure to deadly sharks and heatstroke. If they make it to land, can they work together despite their differences? On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered a new season of NAKED AND AFRAID.

NAKED AND AFRAID returned for its tenth season on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 8-10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. This season, survivalists are put in the most challenging locations to date including the frozen tundra of Alaska, an alligator-infested swamp in Florida and an African Kill Zone where they are stalked by lions, dozens of crocodiles and a herd of 100 elephants. Six NAKED AND AFRAID ALL-STAR survivalists return to take on locations so dangerous they put their elite skills to the ultimate test. This season also features NAKED AND AFRAID's first threesome challenge, a four-survivalist Battle of the Sexes as well as the first couple to take on this challenge. Even with the harsher elements and survival situation, personal skill, a good partner or partners, and the will to keep going no matter what comes your way is a typical path to success. Each man and woman will have to grapple with immeasurable anguish as they attempt to create shelter, forage for food, and find water in the nude. The perils of the wild and the harsh elements are more terrifying than ever before, and only the strongest - both physically and mentally -- will come out on the other side of their personal endurance challenge.
Season 13 of NAKED AND AFRAID premiered on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. This season, newcomers, fans and veterans are taking on some of the most hostile environments known to man and come face-to-face with deadly predators, such as territorial baboons, aggressive water buffalo, caiman, jaguars, snakes, and poisonous bullet ants. All-stars Fernando Calderon & Dani Beauchemin return to a rainforest in Ecuador where they attempt to hunt for piranha with their bare hands, while a threesome pairing of two men and one woman will risk their lives in order to find food by scaling massive waterfall cliffs down to a beach. And for the first time, four survivalists from different countries will come together in South Africa for the ultimate international challenge -- USA versus the World.

In the season opener, "Baskets and Bullet Ants," all-stars Fernando and Dani land in a forbidding rainforest in Ecuador for their third challenge, where jaguars, caiman, anacondas and bullet ants are on the prowl. But their divergent approaches to primitive survival might do them in first.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Renegade 83 Entertainment