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[05/05/20 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Sets Lineup of Special COVID-19 Programming Featuring Familiar Faces and Sights from Around the World
"We took this unprecedented time in the world as an opportunity to re-think how we bring our talent and their stories and voices to audiences around the world," says Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.

[05/03/20 - 09:15 AM]
Get with It or Get Gone: It's True Survival of the Fittest in the All-New Season of "Naked and Afraid XL" on Sunday, May 24
This season takes 12 veteran survivalists to a grueling kill zone in South Africa, a land so punishing and deadly that generations of ancient tribes were forced to survive by one brutal principle - banishing the weak.

[02/06/20 - 12:47 PM]
Bring Nothing, Give Everything: An All New Season of "Naked and Afraid" Premieres February 23 on Discovery Channel
This season is one of unprecedented challenges as the first ever sibling pairs enter the challenge and put their family ties to the ultimate test.

[12/04/19 - 09:04 AM]
Stripped Down and Stranded: "Naked and Afraid" Returns Jan. 5 with the Most Isolating Challenge to Date
The series takes the challenge to a new level by bringing the best of the best to the most isolated areas around the globe, leaving them there with nothing on their backs and no one by their side.

[05/14/19 - 09:19 AM]
"Naked and Afraid XL" Survivalists Tackle the Treacherous Seas in All-New Season Premiering June 2
In the most grueling challenge yet, participants strive to survive a treacherous 40 days and 40 nights on an isolated island completely detached from civilization.

[03/30/18 - 08:02 AM]
40 Days, 40 Nights, 13 Survivalists, 1 Challenge: Discovery's "Naked and Afraid XL" Returns Sunday, May 6 at 10PM ET/PT
Beginning Sunday, April 1, viewers can visit the Discovery GO app to meet the new teams.

[01/08/18 - 01:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Rings in 2018 as Cable's #1 Network Among Men 25-54 (Excluding Sports)
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/06/17 - 03:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Ratings Soar in October with Year-Over-Year Growth in Key Demos
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[07/06/17 - 10:33 AM]
Discovery Channel Leads with More Top 10 Unscripted Cable Series Than Any Other Network
Discovery further spins the numbers for the year to date.

[06/05/17 - 11:20 AM]
Discovery Channel Scored Its Highest-Rated Mondays Ever for Third Consecutive Month
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/24/17 - 10:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces Summer Slate of Original Programming
Discovery Channel's summer schedule is jam-packed with a wide variety of both fan favorites and all-new programming.

[05/05/17 - 01:07 PM]
Discovery Channel Closes April with Ratings Rising Year to Year and the Top 5 Unscripted Cable Series for Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/06/17 - 08:03 AM]
Discovery Channel Unleashes "Epic Week" with Season Premieres, Supersized Episodes and All-New Documentary Special
The annual stunt kicks off Monday, April 10 and wraps on Sunday, April 16 on Discovery Channel.

[03/28/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Programming Slate
Highlights include the new scripted anthology series called "Manhunt: Unabomber," which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/13/16 - 11:39 AM]
Discovery's "Naked and Afraid XL" Takes on South Africa
Last summer, the series captivated audiences and was 2015's number one new unscripted series on all of cable across People and Men 25-54, People and Men 18-34 and P2+.

[03/31/16 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones.

[01/05/16 - 10:42 AM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Highest Rated Year Ever Across Persons and Men 25-54 with Most Watched Year Ever in 2015
Discovery spins the numbers for 2015.

[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[08/14/15 - 01:14 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid XL" Earns Series High Among Women and Ranks as #1 Basic Cable Telecast on Sunday in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 9.

[06/10/15 - 11:13 AM]
New 40 Day Survival Challenge "Naked and Afraid XL" Will Unveil on Discovery Channel This July
Said offering is a 40 day challenge, making it exponentially more difficult than anything that's ever been tried in the past.







NAKED & AFRAID XL (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/12/15 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (11 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its sixth season on 8/2/20; has yet to be renewed for a seventh season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, May 2020) The scorching savannah of South Africa sets the stage for a NAKED AND AFRAID XL challenge unlike anything ever attempted on previous seasons. Twelve survivalists enter The Valley of the Banished. With resources scarcer than ever, it's the ultimate take on survival of the fittest, leaving no room for slackers. To make it through this 40-day challenge alive, every survivalist will have to earn every step; while weak links will be cast out for the greater good of the group. All must give it their all or get out. In an all-new season of NAKED AND AFRAID XL, only the strong will survive as a new crop of survivalists, including some seeking redemption, are looking to make their mark on this challenge. Facing unforgiving conditions, grueling temperatures and clashing personalities, these survivalists will be pushed to their limits. NAKED AND AFRAID XL premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery. Viewers can also catch up on all episodes of NAKED AND AFRAID and NAKED AND AFRAID XL on Discovery Go and Discovery.com. In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Discovery GO app. Fans can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NakedandAfraidXL and by following Naked and Afraid on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates. Sundays will be all Naked all of the time as we visit survivalists in quarantine to chat about their experience with NAKED AND AFRAID WATCH PARTY (May 3, May 10, May 31, June 14, and June 19 at 9pm; May 17 at 10pm). XL veterans check-out the current season of the series giving their true and unfiltered opinions in NAKED AND AFRAID XL CLOTHED AND OPINIONATED (May 24 at 10pm; June 7 and June 28 at 9pm) This season of NAKED AND AFRAID XL takes 12 veteran survivalists to a grueling kill zone in South Africa, a land so punishing and deadly that generations of ancient tribes were forced to survive by one brutal principle - banishing the weak. For the first time, four teams of NAKED AND AFRAID veterans will have to follow the same rules for 40 days and 40 nights. In an environment where there is little to no vegetation and resources are nearly impossible to come by, only the strong will survive. Each survivalist must prove their worth to the group, or risk being cast out. The environment and new team dynamics push the survivalists from the moment the challenge begins, leading to fresh and exciting storylines for all of the teams.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Garfinkle as EP
· David Kirkwood as EP
· David Story as EP
· Jay Renfroe as EP
· Jim Morton as CO-EP
· Michael Gara as EP (Discovery)
· Shauna Stoddart as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Renegade 83 Entertainment