|Starring||Dave Canterbury (season 1-2)
Cody Lundin (season 1-4)
Joseph Teti (season 3-present)
Matt Graham (season 4-present)
|Narrated by||Paul Christie|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||43 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Charlie Corwin
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Original Media|
|Original channel||Discovery Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||June 11, 2010– present|
Dual Survival is an American reality cable television series which aires on the Discovery Channel. The show features a pair of survival experts in predetermined scenarios while in challenging environments.
For the first two seasons the show featured the differing outdoor survival philosophies and skills of Cody Lundin, a naturalist and primitive-skills expert who runs the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona and Dave Canterbury, a military-trained survival instructor who runs the Pathfinder Training School in Ohio. Beginning with the third season, Canterbury was replaced with Joseph "Joe" Teti and in season 4 Matt Graham replaced Lundin.
Dual Survival's first and second seasons originally aired in 2010 and 2011, respectively. A third season began production in 2012, and began airing on January 1, 2013. The show was renewed for a fourth season which debuted on April 23, 2014.
In Dual Survival's first two seasons, each episode featured Lundin and Canterbury in a different survival scenario: marooned on a deserted island, lost in a forbidding jungle, or stranded in an arid desert. They had to survive for a number of days with minimal gear which pertained to the scenario. Along the way, Lundin and Canterbury demonstrated various survival skills such as using primitive methods to make fire, obtaining potable water and hunting, foraging or gathering food.
Conflict often arose from differences between the actors philosophies and methods. For example, Canterbury often remarked on Lundin's choice to not wear shoes or long pants, regardless of the scenario's environment like glaciers.
In season 3, Joseph Teti replaced Dave Canterbury. Teti is a former Force Recon Marine and Army Special Forces soldier. While in the Special Forces Teti served under Mykel Hawke who also went on to star in his own Discovery Channel survival show called Man, Woman, Wild.
In February 2014, prior to the start of season 4 Cody Lundin announced via Facebook that he was fired by Discovery Channel due to what he alleges were "differences over safety and health concerns". Early in season 4 Matt Graham replaced Cody Lundin as Teti's partner. Graham was previously on another Discovery Channel survival show called Dude, You’re Screwed.
|Season||Episodes||Cast||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Network||Region 1|
|1||10||Cody Lundin||Dave Canterbury||June 11, 2010||August 20, 2010||Discovery Channel||August 23, 2011|
|2||12||Cody Lundin||Dave Canterbury||April 22, 2011||July 1, 2011||August 13, 2013|
|3||11||Cody Lundin||Joseph Teti||January 1, 2013||March 12, 2013||N/A|
|Joseph Teti||April 23, 2014||June 25, 2014||N/A|
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