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Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Castaways is like a boring version of Survivor
Source: Entertainment Weekly
ABC's new reality show that strands people on an island is similar to Survivor, except "the only thing these folks are trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast are their own personal demons," says Kristen Baldwin. She adds: "Beautifully shot and leisurely paced, Castaways is essentially Naked and Afraid without the winking titillation, or Survivor without the obstacle courses and interpersonal fireworks. If that makes it sound just this side of boring… well, that’s about right." ALSO: Castaways excels by focusing on the relationships between its participants.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 1:32PM EDT
ABC announces Castaways, a Lost-meets-Survivor reality show
Premiering on Aug. 7 after Bachelor in Paradise, Castaways will send 12 diverse strangers "torn from their ordinary lives" as they are dropped off on various islets in Indonesia. Like Lost, Castaways will flash back to their real lives back home. "Castaways is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued," ABC said in announcing the new series.