Hunted CBS Premiere Date

CBS' Hunted 'Fugitives' Competition to Debut After NFL AFC Championship

CBS’ latest reality competition series is getting a primo kickoff.

Hunted, in which highly skilled investigators try to track down teams of “fugitives,” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 22 at approximately 10/9c, immediately following the network’s coverage of the NFL’s well-watched AFC Championship game. Starting Jan. 25, the series moves to Wednesdays at 8 pm, beginning with a two-hour episode.

Specifically, Hunted follows nine teams of two as they attempt to “disappear” in today’s vast digital world, while elite investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods (e.g. scouring Internet and cell phone histories) with traditional tactics to pursue them. (It’s kinda like when a gal “ghosts” me after a first date, yet I inevitably track her down. Kinda.) The series logline asks, “Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States?”

A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.

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  1. Daya says:

    Sounds like The Running Man come to life…except in a limited area and without the inevitable death.

  2. LK says:

    Kinda hard to hide when you have a camera crew following you around…

    • Jack Jackson says:

      My thoughts exactly. Don’t hunt the runners who have turned off or purged all contact with civilization, just hunt the camera crew that will use cell phones, the internet and credit cards.

  3. chikec8 says:

    This is a direct copy of the UK series of the same name and concept. Just thought Matt should know.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      So true, per CBS press release: “The series is based on the format of the UK show, now in its second season.”

  4. Taylor says:

    Presumably the fill in show between Survivor seasons.

  5. AngelWasHere says:

    This seems like it could be really boring or really exciting. Hmm….

  6. Boiler says:

    Looks like this should go immediately into the losers part of the next article.

  7. Joe says:

    It sounds interesting to me. I wonder how you get on this show?

  8. Jackson says:

    I think the theme is based off of hunted by James patterson