CBS has unveiled its command team for Hunted, a new competition series airing in the U.S. that stages a manhunt in the modern digital world.
Former senior FBI official Robert W. Clark (pictured, standing, center), former commander, U.S. Marshals Lenny DePaul (pictured, sitting, left),and former White House chief information officer Theresa Payton (pictured, sitting, right) will head up the center in charge of the “hunts.” They’ll be backed up by a team of 10 intelligence, military, and law enforcement professionals, and further complimented by nine teams of “hunters” in the field who are tasked with finding traces of the nine teams of fugitives.
The competition sees nine teams of two try to avoid real special investigators using cutting-edge technologies and old-fashioned tracking methods to find them. Teams are tasked with evading capture within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States for up to 28 days. On the line is a grand prize of US$250,000.
The series is based on the UK format of the same name, now in its second season on Channel 4. It was originally created and produced by Shine TV. So far the format has been sold in Russia, China, Spain, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
The American format is being produced by Endemol Shine North America.
Hunted is scheduled to air on CBS following the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 10 -11 p.m., EST/7 – 8 p.m., PST, depending on the length post-game coverage.