The Island

The Island

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Survivalist Bear Grylls presents 21st-century American men with a challenge: surviving on a deserted island without the modern conveniences to which they are accustomed -- and without the promise of a prize or a winner being declared.
Survivalist Bear Grylls presents 21st-century American men with a challenge: surviving on a deserted island without the modern conveniences to which they are accustomed -- and without the promise of a prize or a winner being declared.

Season 1 (6 episodes)

  • 1. Man Up

    Original air date: 05/25/2015 Runtime: 42:32 min.

    Original air date: 05/25/2015 Runtime: 42:32 min. World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls gives the modern American man the ultimate challenge. Fourteen men on a deserted island are stripped of all modern conveniences where they will have to hunt for food, source water, erect shelter, build community and try to survive using only their strength, determination and know-how. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. No camera teams. The entire series is filmed by the men themselves. This experiment takes them to the very edge of human endurance where they will test their physical, mental and emotional limits and fight for their very existence. In the end only the strongest will survive and remain standing.

  • 2. No Water, No Life

    Original air date: 06/01/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 06/01/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min. Day three on the Island proves to be difficult as the men have yet to find fresh drinking water. As they expend energy in the tireless search to find hydration, the realization that their days may be numbered hits the men hard. Bear Grylls ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") hosts.

  • 3. Easier Said Than Done

    Original air date: 06/08/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 06/08/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min. With two men off the Island, the remaining men's desperation now turns from water to food. Without proper nutrition some question their desire to stay on the Island, which has everyone wondering if they can survive and make it to the end. Bear Grylls ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") hosts.

  • 4. Expect the Unexpected

    Original air date: 06/22/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 06/22/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min. The men with families begin to rethink their decisions for leaving their loved ones behind. Meanwhile, some of the participants band together to try to find food before those contemplating leaving the Island throw in the towel. Bear Grylls ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") hosts.

  • 5. Anything Can Happen

    Original air date: 06/29/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 06/29/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min. The majority of the men begin to discover the difference between surviving and thriving - shelters and a community. However, there is a clear divide as two of the participants remain content to stay separated from the main camp and do nothing. Bear Grylls ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") hosts.

  • 6. The Things That Really Matter

    Original air date: 07/06/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 07/06/2015 Runtime: 42:33 min. With the end in sight, the divide between the camps comes to a head. Finally, after a 28-day struggle to survive, Bear Grylls returns and faces a group of truly changed men. Bear Grylls ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls") hosts.