MARK BURNETT TO TWEET LIVE ON BOTH COASTS TO OFFER COMMENTARY AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANECDOTES FOR THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE, THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 9:00 P.M., ET AND PT
In celebration of his new, epic summer reality series, "Expedition Impossible," Mark Burnett will be up on Twitter at @MarkBurnettTV on THURSDAY, JUNE 23 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET and PT, during the premiere of the show, to offer commentary on the exciting action taking place, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
In addition, ABC.com will host a live "Chat Party" during the airing of "Expedition Impossible," where viewers can come to the site, take a look at Burnett's tweets and chat with other fans during the show. The "Chat Party" will go live at 9:00 p.m., ET / 6:00 p.m., PT on Thursday, and remain live until the conclusion of the west coast airing at 10:00 p.m., PT.
For more on "Expedition Impossible," visit ABC.com at http://abc.go.com/shows/expedition-impossible.
On the premiere episode, "Sun! Sand! Sahara!," the 13 teams of ordinary Americans set out on the adventure of a lifetime across the ancient kingdom of Morocco, battling rugged terrain, untamable animals and each other. After facing the sand dunes of the Sahara and the cliffs of Todra Gorge, one team will be eliminated. Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show.
Featuring high adventure and human drama, "Expedition Impossible" follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.
"Expedition Impossible" is executive-produced by Mark Burnett. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.
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