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“Survivorman” returns to Discovery Channel

The U.S. cable network is bringing back adventure series Survivorman, starring survivalist Les Stroud (pictured), for two episodes that will air in August and September.
August 1, 2012

Discovery ChannelĀ is bringing back adventure series Survivorman, airing to two one-hour episodes which will kick off in August. The survivalist series stars Canadian filmmaker and adventurer Les Stroud (pictured), and originally aired for three seasons on the U.S. cable network between 2005-2008.

Produced by Stroud’s Survivorman Productions, the new specials see him dropped into a remote wilderness locale for 10 days with no food, water or film crew. In the two upcoming episodes, which will air on August 19 and September 2, he lands on the uninhabited Mexican island of Tiburon and battles the elements in the Norwegian mountains.

In all, he has visited 23 locations and spent 170 days alone on his survival trips. Executive producers on the specials are Stroud and Discovery’s Joshua C. Berkley.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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