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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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