Discovery's new survival series: 'Dude, You're Screwed!' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Here’s a title that will get your attention: Discovery is launching a new survival series called Dude, You’re Screwed!

The format might interest you, too. Have you ever watched Bear Grylls on Man vs. Wild and thought you could likewise survive being dropped in some unknown remote location? Dude, You’re Screwed is similar. Five survival experts with different backgrounds (a Green Beret, a former Navy SEAL, etc) are “kidnapped,” blindfolded, and then plopped into one of the world’s harshest environments (such as a jungle or a glacier). They each must make their way back to civilization unscathed within 100 hours. As each contestant tries to escape the wild, the other four contestants will watch and comment on their progress from a remote command center.

The show’s original working title, by and by, was Catch and Release, but that probably sounded too much like a low-stakes fishing show. Dude, You’re Screwed! will premiere on Discovery on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m., then will have a second window on Animal Planet early next year.

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