Fri 1/13: The Wheel (Discovery)
There have been a number of programs that have found success in the broadcasting of regular people entering survival scenarios. For a new series to find an audience, they need to offer something different, and that is exactly what Discovery is doing with The Wheel. Here six participants are not sent to just one difficult environment, but rather half a dozen different deadly terrains including freezing tundra, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforest. The contestants are equipped only with light survival packs and SOS devices that can be used at any time to quit the challenge and call for help. They have no idea when they the wheel that determines their task will change, or when they will be thrust into a new location, forced to use a completely different set of skills to survive.