The producers of Naked and Afraid are bringing together a new and intense celebrity-filled adventure show that requires celebrities to leave the world of luxury for the unknown in the jungles of Panama where danger can lurk behind the foliage. CBS recently announced the premiere of Beyond the Edge, where celebrities will use their inner strength to survive the dangers of the unknown in hopes to raise enough money for their charities.
Nine celebrities will compete in Panama including country singer Lauren Alaina, Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis, country singer Craig Morgan, NBA champion Metta World Peace, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, NFL legend Mike Singletary, actress Jodie Sweetin and television personalities Colton Underwood and Eboni K. Williams.
“Beyond The Edge is the most extreme celebrity format ever attempted,” stated executive producer Greg Goldman. “The day before we started principal photography, all of the producers looked at each other with the sinking feeling that this celebrity cast might see where they were living for up to two weeks – the harsh jungles of Panama – and just bolt. To the contrary, we were amazed by how these icons pushed themselves to their breaking points, showing incredible mental fortitude and physical tenacity. And all for an incredible cause: to raise money for charities that are near and dear to their hearts.”
The official description:
For two weeks, the celebrities will see if they have the grit to withstand torrential downpours, scorching heat and deadly wildlife while living in the exotic Panama jungle. There won’t be any judges or eliminations – instead, each celebrity must rely on their inner fortitude, physical ability, and courage, and have faith in their teammates to endure in the wild. For each day they last, and every grueling adventure challenge they win with their team, the celebrities will raise more money for their charities. If a player reaches their breaking point, they can ring a bell to signal that they are ready to go home. At the end of the 14 days, the top two earners will go head to head in one final adventure, to see who can become the Beyond The Edge champion and take home the most money for their charity.
The show is scheduled to premiere March 16 at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Check out an extended preview below: