Naked and Afraid XL

Naked and Afraid XL is an American reality television series that premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2015. [1] [2]

A group of people are given the task of surviving in the wilderness for 40 days. Each survivalist is only allowed to bring one or two helpful items of his or her choice. They are not given any other items, clothing, food, or water. The camera crews are not allowed to intervene, except for medical emergencies. Any member of the audience is allowed to tap at any time, meaning he or she decides not to continue with the task and goes home. The contestants hunt, trap, and gather their food in the wild and build their own hands. At the end of the 40 days, the remaining survivalist (s) must arrive at the designated extraction point. The success of this last task indicates their ability to survive in a long time period.

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

The contestants from Season 1, who have participated in previous seasons of Naked and Afraid , are:

  • Alana Barfield, who competed in Fiji,
  • Chris Fischer, who competed in Dominica,
  • Danielle Beau, who competed in Colombia,
  • Dani Julien, who competed in the Bahamas,
  • EJ Snyder, who competes in Tanzania and the Amazon,
  • Eva Rupert, who competed in Madagascar,
  • Hakim Isler, who competed in India,
  • Honora Bowen, who competed in Brazil,
  • Jeff Zausch, who competed in Madagascar,
  • Laura Zerra, who competes in Panama and the Amazon,
  • Luke McLaughlin, who competes in Namibia, and
  • Shane Lewis, who competed in Costa Rica.

Results

All of twelve contestants were separated into four teams of three in the first day of the 40-day challenge. During the challenge period, Isler, Lewis and Julian tapped out before they could complete, resulting in sickness (injuries, nausea, heat exhaustion) or quit for personal reasons and Bowen threw their teammates survival tools to the river before tapping out. Midway through the challenge, the remaining eight people formed two teams.

No. No. in
season
title Original air date Production
code
US viewers
(millions)
1 1 “Special: Welcome to the Jungle” July 12, 2015 101 2.21 [3]
2 2 “40 Days & 40 Nights” July 12, 2015 102 2.95 [3]
3 3 “No Escape” July 19, 2015 103 3.01 [4]
4 4 “Snake in the Grass” July 26, 2015 104 2.88 [5]
5 5 “Rich Jungle” August 2, 2015 105 2.70 [6]
6 6 “Death March” August 9, 2015 106 2.80 [7]
7 7 “Sacrifice” August 16, 2015 107 2.83 [8]
8 8 “Falling Apart” August 23, 2015 108 2.65 [9]
9 9 “Filth and Fury” August 30, 2015 109 2.42 [10]
10 10 “Special: Dirty Dozen Return” September 6, 2015 110 N / A

Season 2 (2016)

The contestants are:

  • Alyssa Ballestero, who competed in the Yucatán,
  • Angel Rodriguez, who competed in Nicaragua,
  • Carrie Booze, who competed in Cambodia,
  • Clarence Gilmer II, who competed in Honduras,
  • Darrin Reay, who competed in Thailand,
  • Jake Nodar, who competes in the Amazon,
  • Kim Kelly, who competed in Panama,
  • Phaedra Brothers, who competed in India,
  • Ryan Holt, who competes in the Everglades,
  • Stacey Osorio, who competed in Croatia,
  • Steven Lee Hall Jr., who competed in Alabama
  • Tawny Lynn, who competed in the Seminole Forest of Florida.

Likewise, they participated in several Naked and Afraid seasons.

results

Angel Rodriguez, Carrie Booze, Clarence Gilmer II, Jake Nodar, Kim Kelly, Phaedra Brothers and Lynn Tawny, Ryan Holt. On day 39, the last remaining fishers are able to harvest a large amount of fish. Clarence Gilmer II had fish hooks and caught fish, which he shared with his teammates before he was released to medical condition. Clarence did not have a fishing pole or atlatl. Steven Lee Hall Jr. did not have an atlatl which he used in an attempt to hunt wild boars, but he was unsuccessful. He then decided to combine his atlatl with Clarence’s fish hooks to form proper fishing poles.

No. No. in
season
title Original air date Production
code
US viewers
(millions)
11 1 “Special: Mission Impossible” July 3, 2016 201 1.04 [11]
12 2 “Lions at the Gate” July 10, 2016 202 2.07 [12]
13 3 “Man on Fire” July 17, 2016 203 2.06 [13]
14 4 “Human Prey” July 24, 2016 204 2.17 [14]
15 5 “Too Many Chiefs” July 31, 2016 205 2.06 [15]
16 6 “Rock Bottom” August 7, 2016 206 1.84 [16]
17 7 “Deadly Consequences” August 14, 2016 207 1.75 [17]
18 8 “The Sickness” August 21, 2016 208 2.20 [18]
19 9 “The Last Roar” August 28, 2016 209 2.39 [19]
20 10 “Special: Out of Africa” September 1, 2016 210

Season 3 (2017)

The third season of Naked Afraid XL takes place in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin. participants:

  • Matt Wright, who competes in Thailand,
  • Russell Sage, who competed in Panama,
  • Charlie Frattini, who competed in Colombia,
  • Lacey Jones, who competed in Belize,
  • Giovanna Horning, who competed in Ecuador,
  • Amber Hargrove, who competes in the Everglades of Florida and Namibia
  • Fernando Calderon, who competes in Malaysia,
  • Shannon Kulpa, who competes in Trinidad,
  • Matt Alexander, who competed in the Philippines
  • Chance Davis, who competed in Ecuador (joined the cast on Day 20).

The series premiered on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

results

Matt Wright, Russell Sage, Charlie Frattini, Lacey Jones, and Matt Alexander all tapped out because of medical issues or personal choice. On Day 20, Chance Davis joined the group of his Naked and Afraid challenge, and he stayed with the XL group until they finished on Day 40.

No. No. in
season
title Original air date Production
code
US viewers
(millions)
21 1 “Special: Brave New World” April 16, 2017 301 1.54 [20]
22 2 “Heart of Darkness” April 23, 2017 302 2.06 [21]
23 3 “What Lies Beneath” April 30, 2017 303 2.23 [22]
24 4 “Shattered” May 7, 2017 304 1.95 [23]
25 5 “Outbreak” May 14, 2017 305 2.01 [24]
26 6 “Worlds Collide Part 2” May 21, 2017 306 2.20 [25]
27 7 “Divided We Fall” May 28, 2017 307 1.69 [26]
28 8 “Left Behind” June 4, 2017 308 N / A
29 9 “The Final Fight” June 11, 2017 309 1.76 [27]
30 10 “Special: Unfinished Business” June 18, 2017 310 N / A
31 11 “Special: Triple Threat” June 25, 2017 311 N / A

Season 4 has been filmed in South Africa October and November of 2017, Discovery will release information about the air date early 2018.

Production

Continent Rentals (season number)
africa South Africa (2,4)
antarctica
asia
australia
Europe
North America
South America Colombia (1), Ecuador (3)

Broadcast

In Australia, the series premiered on September 10, 2015 on Discovery Channel . [28]

See also

  • Naked and Afraid

References

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