Hunted (2017 TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hunted
Genre Action
Reality
Competition
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7 (list of episodes)
Production company(s) Endemol Shine North America
Release
Original network CBS
Original release January 22 (2017-01-22) – March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
External links
Website

Hunted is an American reality TV series based on the UK TV series of the same name. It premiered on January 22, 2017, on CBS.[1]

Premise[edit]

The show is a competition series that centers on nine teams of two as they are fugitives on the run from highly skilled investigators. Each pair attempts to use their wits to evade capture for 28 days in a 100,000-square-mile region in the southeastern United States in order to win the grand prize of $250,000.[2][3]

Premiere[edit]

Hunted premiered on January 22, 2017, on CBS after the 2017 AFC Championship Game.[4][5]

Contestants[edit]

Fugitive Team Relationship First Episode Last Episode Result Days
Lasted
English King & Stephen King[6] Married 4: "Fight, Flight or Freeze" 7: "The Final Escape" Eluded Capture

Won $250,000

28
Lee Wilson & Hilmar Skagfield[7] Best friends 2: "Snitches Get Stitches" 7: "The Final Escape" Eluded Capture

Won $250,000

28
Aarif Mirza & Immad Ahmed[8] Friends 2: "Snitches Get Stitches" 7: "The Final Escape" Captured

by Team India (assisted by Team Golf)

19
Troy Pfost & Chele Pfost[9] Married 2: "Snitches Get Stitches" Captured

by Team Bravo in Dade City, FL

18
David Windecher & Emiley Cox[10] Dating 1: "The Internet Never Forgets" 6: "Poking the Bear" Captured

by Team Alpha (assisted by Team Charlie) in Oxford, AL

16
Miles Svoboda & Will Muzika[11] Friends 3: "Operation Cupid's Revenge" Captured

by Team Hotel (assisted by Team Echo) in Beaufort, SC

16
Sentra Tran & Thu Tran[12] Friends 3: "Operation Cupid's Revenge" 4: "Fight, Flight or Freeze" Captured

by Team Delta in Lake City, FL

14
Angela Brinson & Michele Domenick[13] Childhood friends 1: "The Internet Never Forgets" 2: "Snitches Get Stitches" Captured

by Team Echo in Augusta, GA

9
Matt Sundberg & Christina Zapolski[14] Engaged 1: "The Internet Never Forgets" Captured

by Team Foxtrot (assisted by Team Golf) in Atlanta, GA

1

Investigators[edit]

Command Center[edit]

Robert W. Clark
Commander, FBI (Ret.)[15]

Intelligence

Theresa Payton
Head of Intelligence, Former White House CIO[16]
Ben Owen
Senior Analyst, MI5 (Former) & Hunter on Hunted UK[17]

Operations[edit]

Lenny DePaul
Head of Operations, US Marshals (Ret.)[26]
Ryan 'Ry Phi' Phillips
Operations Supervisor, SWAT[27]
Andrew Stumpf
Operations Supervisor, Navy SEAL (Ret.)[28]

Hunters

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"The Internet Never Forgets"January 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)11.85[47]

Angela & Michele began running in Douglasville, Georgia and Stone Mountain, Georgia. They traveled to a campground.

David & Emiley began running in Atlanta, Georgia. They immediately withdrew $100 at an ATM then traveled to a friend's house. Content of a page removed from Emiley's desk planner was recovered by the hunters when they shaded the next page using a pencil.

Matt & Christina began running in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They withdrew $100 at an ATM near a bus station at which they proceeded to buy tickets and board a bus. Using this information, the investigators sent hunters to the bus' destination in Atlanta, where Team Foxtrot (assisted by Team Golf) captured them near the bus station after 1 day on the run.

Eliminated:​ 
  • Matt & Christina
2"Snitches Get Stitches"January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)5.48[48]

Angela & Michele were captured after 9 days on the run by Team Echo in Augusta as they were leaving a friend's business.

Aarif & Immad began running in Marietta, Georgia and traveled to a farm.

Lee & Hilmar began running in Atlanta, Georgia and traveled to a friend's house.

Troy & Chele began running in New Port Richey, Florida. They went camping in a forest, but were captured after 18 days on the run by Team Bravo in Dade City, Florida, near their friend's property.

Eliminated:​ 
  • Angela & Michele
  • Troy & Chele
3"Operation Cupid's Revenge"February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)5.39[49]

Lee's wife told Lee & Hilmar about her unknowingly butt-dialing the hunters who had then called her back and told her some of what they'd heard during the call.

Miles & Will began running in Atlanta, Georgia. A "Have You Seen Me?" campaign by the investigators on social media produced a tip (by the sister of the woman currently helping them) which led to the investigators tracking the movements of the tipster's sister's phone as she was driving the fugitives to South Carolina. A flying drone found them on a boat. They were captured after 15 days on the run by Team Hotel (assisted by Team Echo) in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Sentra & Thu began running in Woodstock, Georgia. They immediately withdrew $100 at an ATM and bought a burner phone. The investigators were able to determine the purchase location and time, with which they were able to get the receipt with the phone number. The investigators began tracking the phone's movements.

Eliminated:​ 
  • Miles & Will
4"Fight, Flight or Freeze"February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08)5.37[50]

English & Stephen began their run.

Sentra & Thu were captured after 14 days on the run by Team Delta in Lake City, Florida.

Eliminated:​ 
  • Sentra & Thu
5"A $250,000 Gamble"February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15)5.26[51]
Eliminated:​ 
  • None
6"Poking the Bear"February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)5.07[52]

David & Emiley were captured after 16 days on the run by Team Alpha (assisted by Team Charlie) in Oxford, Alabama.

Eliminated:​ 
  • David & Emily
7"The Final Escape"March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)4.79[53]

Aarif & Immad were captured after 22 days on the run by Team India (assisted by Team Golf).

After 28 days on the run, English & Stephen made it to the extraction point at Lake Blue Ridge Marina in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

After 28 days on the run, Lee & Hilmar made it to their extraction point at Blairsville Municipal Airport in Blairsville, Georgia.

Eliminated:​ 
  • Aarif & Immad
Winners:​ 
  • English & Stephen
  • Lee & Hilmar

Production[edit]

The show was filmed without the assistance of government or law enforcement.[54] Each episode ends with a disclaimer stating that 'while the investigative techniques shown are real, some procedures have been replicated for broadcast.'

Some information the hunters obtained — such as the Enterprise rental agreement and the car’s location — came from the production itself, provided to the hunters when they requested it.[55] Also, participants granted access in advance to their personal records, homes and phones, and then that information was meted out to the hunters the same way it would have been during an actual investigation.[54]

There was a clear firewall between the hunter team and fugitive team.[54] The production team did considerable research to ensure that the requests and receipt of information simulated what would happen in the real world, such as waiting for a subpoena. Additionally, the hunters had to make proper requests, and were sometimes denied information by the production team.[55]

Hunted was picked up by Channel 4 in the UK, but renamed Hunted USA to avoid confusion with the UK version.[56]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS Sets Big Football Launch Platform for Reality Series 'Hunted'". November 28, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "New 'Hunted' reality series to premiere on CBS in January". November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "'Hunted' Trailer: First Look At CBS' Manhunt Competition Series". December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "VIDEO: CBS Shares First Look at New Competition Series HUNTED". December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "TV Talk — New CBS reality series 'Hunted' has contestants trying to avoid capture". December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Meet The Fugitives From Hunted". Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Meet The Command Center Investigators From Hunted". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  29. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  30. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  31. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  32. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  33. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  34. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  35. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  36. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  37. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  38. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  39. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  40. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  41. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  42. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  43. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  44. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  45. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  46. ^ "CBS Press Express". December 14, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  47. ^ Porter, Rick (January 24, 2017). "'Hunted' is the season's No. 1 series premiere: Sunday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  48. ^ Porter, Rick (January 26, 2017). "'SVU' and 'Modern Family' reruns adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  49. ^ Porter, Rick (February 2, 2017). "'The Goldbergs' rerun adjusts up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  50. ^ Porter, Rick (February 9, 2017). "'Goldbergs,' 'Modern Family,' 'Blindspot' adjust up, 'Black-ish' adjusts down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 
  51. ^ Porter, Rick (February 16, 2017). "'Speechless' adjusts up, 'SVU' and 'Blindspot' adjust down: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  52. ^ Porter, Rick (February 24, 2017). "'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Goldbergs' and 'Speechless' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  53. ^ Porter, Rick (March 2, 2017). "'The Goldbergs' and 'Criminal Minds' adjust up: Wednesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  54. ^ a b c "'Hunted' and 'The Selection': Igniting Resistance, or Smashing It". 
  55. ^ a b Dehnart, Andy. "Fact-checking a scene from CBS' Hunted". 
  56. ^ "Hunted USA - On Demand - All 4". www.channel4.com. 

External links[edit]