Synopsis by Michael Hastings
A hybrid of game show and reality-based adventure, this CBS series offers 16 candidates the chance to be stranded in a remote locale, with limited resources, in the hopes that one person will outlast the others and secure the show's one-million-dollar prize. Each week, the socioeconomic cross section has to perform a variety of grueling tasks: the winners get extra supplies; the losers get voted off the site. The show premiered with much fanfare in the late spring of 2000.
island, survivalist, survivor