STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to series
DESCRIPTION: (from Animal Planet's press release, April 2013) Unprepared and left to fend for yourself, what would you do if you were captured, blindfolded and taken to a remote location? In CATCH AND RELEASE (wt), five of the world's most elite, thrill-seeking survivalists come together to do just that: playing a "game" that puts their skills to the ultimate test. Each survivalist has a different background: there's a Green Beret; a former Navy SEAL; two survival-school instructors; and a primitive-skills expert. Each is captured one at a time by the other four, is dropped in one of the world's harshest environments and has a maximum of 100 hours to find his way back to civilization, alive and unscathed, or he loses the game. It's man against nature (and his four best friends) as each action-packed, dramatic episode of CATCH AND RELEASE (wt) crisscrosses the globe - from dense jungles to frigid glaciers - to match wits in this game of survival. And with reputations and bragging rights on the line, do these guys have what it takes to survive the ultimate challenge?