CBS ANNOUNCES THE NINE TEAMS OF FUGITIVES
WHO WILL GO ON THE RUN IN "HUNTED"
NEW COMPETITION SERIES PREMIERES
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017,
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON CBS
CBS today announced the 18 everyday people who will go on the run as fugitives trying to evade capture in HUNTED. The new high-stakes competition series premieres immediately following the NFL's AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT - time is approximate after post-game coverage). The series moves to Wednesdays on Jan. 25, 2017, with a special two-hour episode, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. In subsequent weeks, HUNTED will air 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT.
HUNTED follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today's vast digital world, as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets' homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Command Center investigators and Hunters in the field work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.
The fugitives come from diverse backgrounds, including a former gang member-turned criminal defense attorney and his girlfriend, a pastor's daughter; a former Miss South Carolina USA and her real estate agent fiancée; a pair of moms hoping to use the prize money to make life better for each of their family's children; and an escape room business owner and his best friend, among others.
Following are the nine Fugitive teams:
HUNTED is produced by Endemol Shine North America. The format was created by Shine TV Ltd. Laura Fuest Silva, Brian Catalina, Eden Gaha, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg are executive producers.