I Survived...

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I Survived...
GenreDocumentary, reality
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes68
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
1 hour, 30 minutes (9/11 episode)
Original networkThe Biography Channel
(Seasons 1-5)
Lifetime Movie Network
Original release24 March 2008 (2008-03-24) –
January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26)

I Survived... is a documentary television series produced by NHNZ that aired on Lifetime Movie Network and, as of 2022, can be seen on Court TV.

The show allows survivors to explain in their own words how they overcame life-threatening circumstances without dramatic reenactments. Most episodes feature two or three separate stories involving scenarios such as kidnapping, assaults, or getting injured or stranded in a remote location. The format shows the survivor speaking into the camera to describe their experiences, with occasional use of title cards to summarize events, or photographs of locations or people mentioned by the narrators.

The official website states:

What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived... allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances – offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever. I Survived... is storytelling at its most dramatic, most basic and most honest.[1]

The series premiered on March 24, 2008 and aired its last episode on January 26, 2015. Its sister series "I Survived... Beyond and Back" (in which people share their near death experiences) debuted in 2011.


Season Episodes Originally aired Season Premiere Season Finale
1 11 2008 March 24, 2008 June 16, 2008
2 18 2008–2009 December 1, 2008 August 30, 2009
3 26 2009-2011 December 6, 2009 January 30, 2011
4 30 2011–2012 May 5, 2011 September 30, 2012
5 26 2012-2013 October 7, 2012 July 21, 2013
6 6 2014-2015 December 12, 2014 January 26, 2015

Season 1[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1"Bridget/Daryl/Ryan and John"03-24-2008 (03-24-2008)
In this episode, Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her Killeen, Texas home; Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep in Washington State; and two boys, Ryan and John, survive a plane crash in Wichita, Kansas and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them.
2"Brandi/Joseph/Sam and Suzanne"03-31-2008 (03-31-2008)
In New Philadelphia, Ohio, Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to a man who turns on them, fatally stabbing Liz repeatedly and sexually assaulting Brandi and then throwing her into a river. Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days. And Sam and Suzanne are kidnapped in Waldron, Arkansas by a hitchhiker who forces them to drive several hundred miles at gunpoint.
3"Christine and Heidi/Debbie/Jim"04-07-2008 (04-07-2008)
Christine's and Heidi's trip on a Greek ferry becomes a nightmare when the boat begins to sink and the crew abandons the ship, leaving the panicked passengers to fend for themselves. In Newark, Delaware, Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker, who kills her husband, keeps her blindfolded and gagged, rapes her, and forces her to sleep next to him. And a simple act of kindness results in a vicious assault for elderly Jim when he is brutally attacked in his Rockford, Illinois apartment by his neighbor after inviting the young man into his home to talk.
4"Lonnie/Rulon/Stanley"04-14-2008 (04-14-2008)
Lonnie plays dead for four agonizing hours after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head. Rulon, a super-strong Olympic wrestler, gets stuck in a semi-frozen stream in Star Valley, Wyoming when he goes snowmobiling and faces a big decision. Stanley, a wise-cracking federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York is abducted by men with machine guns, and uses his unique talents and personality to show rapport with his captors in hopes they'll release him.
5"Denise/Nick/Leonilda"04-21-2008 (04-21-2008)
When Dollar Store manager Denise is savagely attacked by robbers in Jacksonville, North Carolina, one thing keeps her alive -- her determination to make sure that her father would not have to attend her funeral. Nick, a former Marine, is put to the survival test when he's stranded on a Lake Tahoe mountain in a snow blizzard with no cell phone, no food, and no winter clothing. And in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint, and tells her he's going to shoot her and dump her body in the river.
6"Wayne and Mary/Holly/Linda"04-28-2008 (04-28-2008)
Wayne and Mary wake up to find their Macdona, Texas farm house surrounded by a cloud of lethal chlorine gas following a train derailment. Thus begins a harrowing six-hour ordeal until emergency services arrive, where they struggle to take a breath, cough up blood and watch their metal appliances literally melt before their eyes. While Holly and her boyfriend Chris are taking a quiet stroll near the railroad tracks in Lexington, Kentucky, they are accosted by a man demanding money. Both are bound, gagged and then brutally bludgeoned. Chris dies at the scene, but Holly miraculously survives the rape and being stabbed in the neck and is able to seek help. What Holly doesn't know is that the man is serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz. Linda is driving home from work to her lakeside cabin in Canyon County, Idaho when she is run off the road in the middle of the night by four strangers. High on drugs, they viciously attack her, demand money, set her car ablaze, and leave her for dead in a deserted field. She is rescued by two teenagers in a passing car who see the fire and drag her to safety.
7"Cari/Kevin/Joe and Katherine"05-12-2008 (05-12-2008)
Cari, a young mother living in Chico, California, is brutally stabbed, beaten, and sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, but knows she must survive the attack to save her son. A four-inch steel tow hook accidentally lodges into Kevin's throat, and any movement could sever his jugular vein and end his life. When a gunman shoots and injures several people at a mall in Tacoma, Washington during Christmas time, Katherine, a store manager must obey his demands or risk having her co-worker Joe shot point blank in the head with a machine gun.
8"Michelle/Troy and Josh"05-19-2008 (05-19-2008)
Three masked gunmen burst into Michelle's home in Needles, California, then tape dynamite to the bodies of the bank executive and her 7-year-old daughter, and order her to rob the bank vault where she works or they'll blow up her little girl. Teenagers Troy and Josh take a small sailboat out to an inlet near Hardeeville, South Carolina to go fishing, when they get caught by a dangerous current and are swept out to sea for six days. They must struggle to survive against heavy seas, freezing temperatures at night, burning hot temperatures during the day, and sharks that keep circling their boat.
9"Maria/Jerry/Melissa"06-02-2008 (06-02-2008)
Maria fears for her safety as one of her fellow employees at the hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania where she works becomes increasingly volatile. She manages to get him fired, but a couple of months later, he bursts into her office with a gun, shooting her and killing her colleague. While driving in San Antonio, Texas, Jerry swerves his car to avoid a deer and crashes over an embankment where a tree branch becomes lodged in his throat. Barely alive, he survives two days in the ravine until he finally manages to drag himself to the road's edge where he is spotted and saved. Melissa and her two-year-old daughter are sleeping at their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when she is woken by an armed intruder. The man slashes her with a knife and sexually assaults her before stuffing her in the trunk of her car. He then drives around for hours, picks up his friends and assaults her again. Finally, he leaves the car, leaving a terrified and injured Melissa to drive home to her abandoned daughter.
10"Virginia Tech Massacre/Minneapolis School Bus Crash"06-09-2008 (06-09-2008)
This episode tells the harrowing story of how two students and a professor at Virginia Tech managed to survive the April 16, 2007 massacre at the school. One of the students, Colin, had to lay motionless and play dead as the gunman shot him four times. We also chronicle the amazing story of the Minneapolis school bus with 52 children that plummeted 45 feet when a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in August 2007. Trapped in her seat, driver Kim held the brake, keeping the bus from rolling backwards, as counselor Jimmy and his co-workers rush to evacuate the children, including Kim's own daughter.
11"Jennifer/Sampson/Norina"06-16-2008 (06-16-2008)
Jennifer, a young lawyer living in Houston, Texas, must use all of her instincts to fight off an intruder who stabs her with original intent to rape her; Sampson is a corn farmer in Kershaw County, South Carolina faced with the agonizing decision of whether to amputate his own arm or risk burning to death when his hand is pulled into a harvester that catches on fire. Norina, a primary school principal in Winterstown, Pennsylvania must fight off a crazed man with a machete to save the lives of her students.

Season 2[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1(12)"Dan and Danielle/James and David/Karli"12-01-2008 (12-01-2008)
A romantic walk in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania turns into a nightmare for young couple Dan and Danielle when a man forces them into his truck at gunpoint and shoots them both. A Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin snowmobile outing ends in a near-death experience for brothers James and David when they plunge through the ice of a frozen river. Karli is brutally attacked twice with sulphuric acid by the same gang of hoodlums in Calumet City, Illinois.
2(13)"Reverend Albert/Lois"12-08-2008 (12-08-2008)
A heart-wrenching drama unfolds when Albert struggles to save himself and his family from drowning in frigid waters in Port Arthur, Texas and Lois, a prison officer in Buckeye, Arizona is sexually assaulted, but uses her strength and quick thinking skills to stay alive during the longest prison siege in U.S. history.
3(14)"Jewish Federation/Alberto/Tamara"12-15-2008 (12-15-2008)
An ordinary Friday at the Seattle headquarters of the Jewish Federation turns nightmarish when a Pakistani gunman demands an end to the war in Iraq and Lebanon and shoots six workers. He kills one and wounds five before surrendering to the authorities. A criminal justice teacher in Corpus Christi, Texas is shot multiple times by an unknown assailant. Three months after recovery, he is poisoned three times by a woman who was stalking him. A young woman and three friends swim through shark-infested waters in Ormond Beach, Florida in a desperate bid for survival after their boat capsized during a storm. One of her friends is killed by sharks before the group is rescued.
4(15)"Christi/Fred/Maria"12-22-2008 (12-22-2008)
Christi, a single mother in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is kidnapped, raped, stabbed and left for dead by three hardened criminals and her heroic survival is unforgettable. Fred, a long-haul truck driver in Fillmore, Utah, must drive his 40-ton rig through the biggest fire in Utah History. Maria of Independence, Missouri is stalked and brutally attacked with a gun by her ex-boyfriend.
5(16)"Jackie/Todd/Stephanie"01-05-2009 (01-05-2009)
After three ruthless hijackers (the show erroneously says five) take control of an EgyptAir flight and begin executing passengers, Jackie silently says goodbye to her loved ones when the lead hijacker picks her to be the next one to die. She is shot in the back of the head but survives. Unfortunately, more than fifty passengers die when Egyptian commandos storm the plane. Todd loses half of the blood in his body while surfing when a great white shark clamps its jaws around his entire torso and shakes him like a rag doll. Stephanie, a young single mother in Cincinnati, Ohio, is repeatedly sexually assaulted and strangled in front of her 3-year-old son by the husband of a friend.
6(17)"Jim and Nell/Jennifer/Tammi"01-12-2009 (01-12-2009)
While hiking in Orick, California, Jim and his wife Nell must fight for their lives when they're attacked by a ferocious mountain lion. Jennifer and her 16-year-old cousin are driving at dusk in Lufkin, Texas, when a deranged man shoots her in the arm with a shotgun and kills the 16-year-old, before raping Jennifer. A quick stop at a gas station in Shelbyville, Indiana threatens Tammi's life when she's taken hostage by a violent criminal on the run from the police.
7(18)"Darren and Chastity/Ryan/Julie"01-19-2009 (01-19-2009)
Darren and Chastity's family is subjected to a vicious attack during a brutal home invasion in Madera, California. Ryan, a rail yard worker in Allentown, Pennsylvania, risks his life to save a town. Julie, a realtor in Sarasota, Florida, is beaten with an iron frying pan, by a man posing as a client.
8(19)"Donna/Danelle/Robert and Ana"02-02-2009 (02-02-2009)
Donna, a convenience store worker in rural Pasadena, Maryland, plays dead to escape her abductor. Danelle, an endurance athlete, faces her greatest challenge ever after falling 60 feet in a remote canyon at Dixie National Forest. Robert and Ana of Pocatello, Idaho put their lives on the line to protect their children in a home invasion.
9(20)"Lt. Prescott and Gwen/Rose/Kelly"02-09-2009 (02-09-2009)
Gwen and the lieutenant are held hostage in a library along with eight other people in Salt Lake City, Utah by a man armed with a bomb and a gun. Rose, who is newly pregnant, is horrifically injured when she is caught in a fish processing machine on a boat in The Bering Sea. Kelly, a mother of three in Perrington, Michigan, survives a prolonged attack from her estranged husband.
10(21)"Sarah/Sherman and Dee Ann/Ellen"02-16-2009 (02-16-2009)
Sarah, a heavily pregnant woman in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, is viciously attacked by a woman obsessed with making the unborn child her own. Sherman and Dee Ann cling to the rafters of their Crystal Beach, Texas home as Hurricane Ike unleashes its fury on them. In Austin, Texas, Ellen is beaten with a hammer by a man who has hidden in her attic for days before brutally attacking her.
11(22)"Teri/Angela/Ed"07-12-2009 (07-12-2009)
Teri, a mother in Wind Lake, Wisconsin, is jammed into a trash can filled with snow and left to die by her ex-husband. Angela scrambles to escape a gruesome pile up of injured bodies after an escalator malfunctions at a sports stadium in Denver, Colorado. Ed, a New York City bar owner, is savagely set upon by three men in a random attack carried out as part of a gang initiation.
12(23)"Alfred, Jan and Jerry/Ebony"07-19-2009 (07-19-2009)
Alfred, Jerry, and Jan, three survivors from the ill-fated Flight 232 relive the terrifying moments leading up to and after one of America's worst ever aviation disasters. In Alexandria, Virginia, Ebony is violently assaulted by two men, but displays extraordinary courage to flee her attackers.
13(24)"April/Mark/Jesse"07-26-2009 (07-26-2009)
A young woman in Paris, Tennessee is raped, stabbed then set on fire by her attacker. An Illinois man is forced to amputate part of his leg after it is caught in a drive shaft. Jesse is driving to Chicago when an act of kindness backfires on him. He is beaten with a metal chair and left fighting for his life in a freak blizzard on the plains outside Pampa, Texas.
14(25)"Jens and Jim/Dawn/Agnes"08-02-2009 (08-02-2009)
Two friends, Jim and Jens, and their fathers fly to Mexico for a fishing trip, but turbulence forces their plane to crash land and the foursome must fight for their lives in the ocean. Dawn is plunged into a nightmare when four armed men invade their beach home in Norfolk, Virginia and threaten to shoot her right in front of her two young daughters. While working at a convenience store in Winnie, Texas, Agnes is abducted by an armed robber, who takes her to an open field and forces her to open the car trunk, where she finds another terrified woman bleeding from a gunshot wound.
15(26)"Brent/Susan/Denise"08-09-2009 (08-09-2009)
After finishing a surveying job in a remote forest area, Brent finds himself face to face with a massive seven-foot-tall grizzly bear that begins to attack him. In a desperate attempt to save her and her husband's life, Susan grabs the .22 caliber pistol in her bedroom and engages in a gun battle with three masked men who invade their Jacksonville, Florida home late one night. And Denise must fight for her life when she is brutally assaulted by a man who gains entrance to her Houston, Texas apartment by claiming to be a maintenance man.
16(27)"Patrick/Reneé/Sharon"08-16-2009 (08-16-2009)
While on a spear-fishing outing, Patrick's friend is pulled out to sea and struggles to survive as four-foot waves batter him in the darkness. A Zanesville, Ohio woman is held at gunpoint by people she thought were her friends. Driving home from a friend's house late one evening in Coconut Creek, Florida, Sharon is shot by another driver, who then takes her to an apartment where he continues to rape her before slicing open her abdomen.
17(28)"Timothy/Scott and Sean/Stacey"08-23-2009 (08-23-2009)
While out walking his dog in the woods in Idaho, Timothy is attacked by a 400-pound grizzly bear as his faithful dog valiantly tries to distract the bear. Scott and Sean enjoy fishing on the Appalachian Trail near rural Bland, Virginia. However, they must fight for their lives when a drifter arrives at their campsite, pulls a gun, and shoots them multiple times. Stacey and her best friend must call upon all their inner strength and remain calm when a sadistic knife-wielding rapist invades their Queens, New York apartment and threatens to kill them if they do not do what he says.
18(29)"Dr. Roger and Dena/Sydney/Jennifer"08-30-2009 (08-30-2009)
Roger and Dena's Escondido, California home overlooking the San Pasqual Valley is everything they've ever dreamed of until Roger awakes one day to find a 40-foot wall of fire racing up the valley towards their house. After being raped during a home invasion, 15 year old Sydney bravely leaps 12 feet off the balcony of her Gary, Indiana home in a desperate attempt to escape her two attackers. And after Jennifer ends her relationship with her overly possessive boyfriend, he breaks into her home in East Marborough, Pennsylvania with a gun and terrifies Jennifer and her son for hours while a SWAT team descends on the house.
*"Death and Back"08-30-2009 (08-30-2009)
This special profiles the extraordinary stories of three ordinary people who literally died and then came back to life. Deb's heart stops shortly after delivering her second child, Steve is brutally stabbed by his schizophrenic brother, and Michaela is severely injured in a deadly car accident--each one literally flatlines, yet has inexplicable but very real experiences while they are clinically dead.

Season 3[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1(29)"Mary/Brooke/Sharlene[2]"12-06-2009 (12-06-2009)
A young runaway in Modesto, California has her arms cut off by a man in a horrific assault. A pregnant woman and her father flee a deadly firestorm in Marysville, Australia. A Fallbrook, California woman survives multiple stab wounds in a drug fuelled attack by her enraged boyfriend.
2(30)"Terry/Anne and Debi/Earleen[3]"12-13-2009 (12-13-2009)
An Emory, Texas man's family suffers a deadly home invasion arranged by his own daughter. Two mountain bikers are mauled by a mountain lion a remote trail in Mission Viejo, California. A hotel receptionist in Columbus, Mississippi goes into fight mode to survive a brutal attack by a man posing as a guest.
3(31)"Maggie/Gary/Barbara[4]"12-20-2009 (12-20-2009)
A 15-year-old girl is snatched off the street in Galion, Ohio on an early morning run. A man goes head-to-head with a killer chimpanzee in Sierra Leone, and a woman working in a restaurant in Davie, Florida is shot and left for dead in a freezer with two slain co-workers.
4(32)"Jessyca/Derek/LaToya"01-03-2010 (01-03-2010)
A 14-year-old girl from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Jessyca Mullenberg is kidnapped and held captive by her neighbor Steven Oliver who has sexually assaulted her numerous times before. A man crawls down Mount Adams in Washington state after breaking his ankle. A pregnant woman, Carnomas "LaToya" Manning is attacked in Memphis, Tennessee by her meth-addicted neighbor Jacqueline Hurt.
5(33)"Ron and Jill/Randy/Julie[5]"01-10-2010 (01-10-2010)
A Fort Worth, Texas couple fight for their lives in a terrifying home invasion. A lineman is electrically shocked while working alone up a 35 foot power pole in Rowley, Iowa. A Charlotte, North Carolina woman makes a desperate dash for safety after being repeatedly stabbed by her ex-boyfriend.
6(34)"Rudrani/Tracey/Teresa[6]"01-17-2010 (01-17-2010)
A woman is left for dead when two terrorists storm the Mumbai hotel that she is staying in. A 14-year-old girl saves her brother when their Long Island home is destroyed in a tragic house fire. A Redwater, Texas woman is left permanently scarred in a deadly domestic abuse incident.
7(35)"Verna/Theo/Debra[7]"01-24-2010 (01-24-2010)
A single mom living in Ball Ground, Georgia is attacked by an old classmate after spurning his affections. A gold prospector survives five days in the Outback. A woman is left for dead in the woods outside Fayetteville, North Carolina after being carjacked then shot several times at close range.
8(36)"Christine/Mike/Chris"01-31-2010 (01-31-2010)
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a doctor's assistant is violently attacked at home by a former patient who she spurned several years earlier. A Pine Mountain, Georgia man is attacked by a swarm of hornets on the roof of his holiday home and falls down a 100 foot bank. A man in Blue Springs, Missouri is shot and assaulted by his girlfriend when he tries to end their relationship.
9(37)"Franklin/Jeff and Frank/Connie"02-14-2010 (02-14-2010)
A husband and wife survive the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 that killed 125 passengers and crew after 3 men hijack it. A heroic rescue bid goes horribly wrong when 2 police officers are stranded on an iceberg with several other people on frigidly cold Lake Saint Clair. A woman is beaten, raped and left for dead after 2 men break into her remote Tyler, Texas farmhouse and kill her husband.
10(38)"Brandy/Steve/James"02-21-2010 (02-21-2010)
In Aurora, Colorado, a 16-year-old girl and her deaf friend Jeff are abducted and assaulted by two gunmen. The gunmen shot at Jeff, who escaped unhurt, and raped Brandy before driving into a pole. A Fredericksburg, Texas deer hunter drags himself up a dry creek bed after falling out of a tree and breaking both legs. A college student is used as a human shield by a gunman.
11(39)"Susan/John and Jean/Penny"07-25-2010 (07-25-2010)
A woman fights an intruder in her Portland, Oregon home and kills him only to find out that he was hired by her husband. A family survives the wreck of their catamaran in shark-infested waters. A restaurant manager in Evansville, Indiana is sexually assaulted and beaten before her attacker attempts to drown her.
12(40)"Glen/Barbara"07-25-2010 (07-25-2010)
A man from California survives after being taken hostage by Marxist rebels in Colombia by pretending that he's dying. In Spring Lake, North Carolina, two abducted teenage girls are sexually assaulted and brutally stabbed. One is found dead on the scene, but the other survives this horrific event and lives to tell her story.
13(41)"Stephanie/Rick and Laura/Craig and Crystal"08-01-2010 (08-01-2010)
A Puyallup, Washington woman is shot in the head and wounded three times by her abusive ex-husband. A family is attacked by bees at Sequoia National Park. Two survivors of the Columbine High School massacre in Columbine, Colorado tell their stories of survival.
14(42)"Alga/Blaine/Lincoya"08-08-2010 (08-08-2010)
An elderly woman living in Altus, Oklahoma is abducted, bludgeoned, stabbed, and locked in the trunk of her car by a church acquaintance. Miners are trapped for 77 hours in a flooded coal mine in Lincoln Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. A student and his roommate are held hostage by two gunmen in Nashville, Tennessee.
15(43)"Frederic/Henry and Becky/Missy and Mandy"08-15-2010 (08-15-2010)
A family from Tampa, Florida is stranded on a plane in flight when the pilot collapses. A boy witnesses his mother being attacked during a home invasion in Los Angeles. In Paducah, Kentucky, teen twin sisters become survivors of the 1997 Heath High School shooting when they are caught in the middle of a fellow student's shooting rampage.
16(44)"Sharon/Al and Linda/Misty"08-22-2010 (08-22-2010)
A North Aurora, Illinois woman is assaulted by a man who had murdered before. A father falls through the ice during a family snowmobiling trip in Coös County, New Hampshire. Two teenage girls have an encounter with a killer in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
19 (Season 2)[clarification needed][why?]"Phillip/Tunnelers/Karen"08-29-2010 (08-29-2010)
A missionary working in Haiti is shot and held for ransom by a gang. In Fall River, Massachusetts, a man goes into a flooding underground cavity to rescue two co-workers. A man viciously assaults his wife in Yonkers, New York.
17(45)"Danielle/Deborah/Gordy and Betty"09-12-2010 (09-12-2010)
A 17-year-old girl from Schenectady, New York is attacked in her home by her mother's boyfriend, who cuts her throat. A sailor survives at sea after the yacht that she's on sinks. An elderly couple are held hostage in their Owatonna, Minnesota home by an escaped convict.
18(46)"Albert/Matt/Kristie"09-19-2010 (09-19-2010)
A soldier at Fort Bragg is attacked by a fellow soldier who wants to kill him. A climber breaks his leg and survives in the New Zealand mountains for 11 days. In Manassas, Virginia, a 14-year old girl comes home to find her sister murdered by a killer who's still in the house.
19(47)"Cults"12-05-2010 (12-05-2010)
A girl becomes a sex slave after her parents sell their Ogden, Utah pharmacy to join a Mormon split-off cult. A Miami, Florida man is brainwashed by a cult and does whatever he can to stay alive when the prophet begins to kill innocent people. A young woman in Fouke, Arkansas breaks free from a violent religious organization in which she was raised after she is brutally beaten with a log and sexually tortured by the prophet, who accuses her of killing his wife.
20(48)"Tere/Christa/Brian"12-12-2010 (12-12-2010)
An 11-year-old girl is stranded on a sinking yacht in the Bahamas. An aid worker in Haiti is buried alive in the aftermath of an earthquake. A Jackson, Mississippi truck driver's cab is invaded by armed men.
21(49)"Gracia/Michelle/Richard"12-19-2010 (12-19-2010)
A couple is kidnapped in the Philippines by Islamic militants. A Kamiah, Idaho woman is impaled in the neck by a branch that smashes through her car window. A man is attacked by a home intruder armed with a dagger in Standish, Maine.
22(50)"Tennille/Chris/Joyce"01-02-2011 (01-02-2011)
A woman living in Columbia, Maryland is abducted and raped by a man that she upset at the bank that she worked at. A diver on a boat has an accident in the middle of the night on the California coast. A restaurant manager in Grantsville, Utah gets in the middle of a deadly domestic argument.
23(51)"Lori and Pat/David/Kevin"01-09-2011 (01-09-2011)
A California couple faces life-threatening danger during a robbery in Mexico. In Warren, Michigan, a pastor is disemboweled during a home invasion. A tornado survival story from Murfreesboro, Tennessee is also told.
24(52)"Kristina/Jon/Amanda"01-16-2011 (01-16-2011)
A Simi Valley, California woman is attacked by her boyfriend, who stabs her in the chest and skull. A Hartford, Connecticut man is trapped in his basement for three days with his arm caught in a boiler. A schoolteacher from Charlotte, North Carolina is kidnapped and held hostage by a carjacker.
25(53)"Danielle/Amy/Mark"01-23-2011 (01-23-2011)
In Conway, South Carolina, a good deed backfires on a live theater actress, who is abducted by a teen she agreed to drive home and shot in the head. A hiker is critically injured in a 60-ft. fall into a California ravine. A man is attacked on his docked Mexican fishing boat by an intruder with a knife.
26(54)"Teka/Robert/Debbie"01-30-2011 (01-30-2011)
In the third-season finale, a pregnant woman living in Suitland, Maryland is abducted by another woman who wants to surgically remove her unborn baby from her body. A Nome, Alaska geologist is attacked by a grizzly bear. In Merrillville, Indiana, a woman and her family are held hostage on Christmas morning and shot with a shotgun by her drunken ex-marine brother-in-law.

Season 4[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1(55)"Jennifer/Neely Ann"05-15-2011 (05-15-2011)
A Palm Springs, California nurse is kidnapped and sexually tortured by a serial killer. A mother and her daughter are trapped in an attic during a flood in Nashville, Tennessee.
2(56)"Sharetha/Joe/John"05-22-2011 (05-22-2011)
A pregnant woman living in Flint, Michigan is abducted, assaulted, and has her throat cut. A man survives a plane crash and is stranded in an icy river. A man plays dead when his ex-co-worker shows up at the Warren, Ohio warehouse where he works and starts executing people.
3(57)"Kara/Dan/Tamecka"06-05-2011 (06-05-2011)
A man abducts and assaults a teen girl in West Columbia, South Carolina. A photographer is trapped during the Haitian earthquake under debris in a hotel. A Lancaster, Texas woman is beaten and slashed with scissors by her neighbor.
4(58)"Jason/Dave and Joe/Martin"06-12-2011 (06-12-2011)
Three Utah men go over waterfalls during a flash flood and fight to stay alive. A teenage boy from Portsmouth, Virginia is abducted and assaulted by a pedophile then left to die chained in a box, buried under a thick layer of snow.
5(59)"Julie/John"06-19-2011 (06-19-2011)
A mother and her children are abducted from Palmetto Bay, Florida and taken to the Everglades. A man survives a bear attack in Moses Lake, Washington.
* (60)"9/11 Survivors"09-06-2011 (09-06-2011)
The stories of 12 survivors from the September 11 attacks are recalled in a one hour and a half special.
6(61)"Harold/John/Lisa"10-23-2011 (10-23-2011)
A store manager in Saint Louis, Missouri is shot during a robbery. A Minot, North Dakota teen loses his arms in a farming accident. A girl from Tampa, Florida is kidnapped by a serial killer.
7(62)"Yvette/Jeremy and Jenny/Arkesha"10-30-2011 (10-30-2011)
In Salt Lake City, Utah, an 18 year old girl and her friend are shot late one night on their first date in the hills of the Little Dell Reservoir. Two people's lives cross in a split second when two Chatsworth, California-bound trains collide on the same track. A 13 year old girl walking home from a school dance in New Orleans, Louisiana is raped, separately, by 3 men.
8(63)"Anita/Jim and Glen/Sabret"11-06-2011 (11-06-2011)
A woman in Kokomo, Indiana is kidnapped, raped, and forced to live, chained up, in a metal box, for 13 days. Two brothers are struck by lightning in a cabin at Yosemite National Park. A propane truck driver in Miami, Florida displays extraordinary courage when she is viciously beaten by a stranger.
9(64)"Amy/Jeff/Tyler"11-13-2011 (11-13-2011)
A De Soto, Missouri woman is raped and choked by a man she met at a party. A snowboarder is caught up in an avalanche. In Altona, Manitoba, two boys are attacked during a sleepover by a school bully who stabs them and sets the house on fire.
10(65)"Michelle/Terri-Lynn/Jennifer"11-20-2011 (11-20-2011)
A Fort Wayne, Indiana woman is carjacked and raped. When a tornado sweeps through Huntsville, Alabama, a woman and her boyfriend become trapped in their collapsed apartment complex, not knowing they are the only survivors in the entire building. An 8-year-old girl is abducted from her Dickinson, Texas condo and raped before her attacker slits her throat and leaves her to die in a sawgrass prairie.
11(66)"Jessica/Jeff and Mark/Kerri"01-15-2012 (01-15-2012)
A woman in West Palm Beach, Florida is attacked by a man with a machete. Two friends are attacked by a bear in Alaska. A Wauwatosa, Wisconsin teenager is attacked with an Arkansas toothpick while jogging, but manages to stab her attacker before he flees.
12(67)"Lisa/Chris/Jeannette"01-22-2012 (01-22-2012)
A courageous story unfolds when a college student and her friend go out clubbing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, but are abducted by a man who drives them out of town and sexually assaults them. He shoots Lisa after she escapes, leaving her to die in the desert winds. A man survives a tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A 9-year-old girl has to assume the patience of an adult when she is abducted, raped, and stabbed by a friend's father.
13(68)"Kaye/Johnny/Scott"01-29-2012 (01-29-2012)
A Laurel, Delaware insurance agent is sexually assaulted and stabbed over 150 times in the chest, face, and neck but miraculously survives. A Mount Hood, Oregon man crashes his car into a deep ravine. In Rockland County, New York, a man and his best friend are abducted at gunpoint and driven to a snowy construction site where the two are shot at point blank range in the head.
14(69)"Eduardo and Jayne"02-12-2012 (02-12-2012)
A man is kidnapped for ransom in Mexico and tortured for period of several months while his fearful wife does everything she can to save him.
15(70)[9]"Kim & Nina/Michael & Charles"02-19-2012 (02-19-2012)
Two women fight for their lives when a knife-wielding attacker ambushes them on a mountain trail. Two men on vacation survive 14 hours adrift at sea after their ship sinks in 15 to 20 foot waves (survivors of The Erik which sank in the Gulf of California[8]).
16(71)"Tanya/Andy/Denise"04-01-2012 (04-01-2012)
A 13-year-old girl is abducted in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and sexually tortured over a span of 10 years. A Littleton, Colorado man is attacked by a mountain lion. A woman is stalked by a man on the subway in Brooklyn, New York. She thought nothing of it until he follows her home one night.
17(72)"Paul/Tressel/Melissa"04-08-2012 (04-08-2012)
A Burnsville, Minnesota man is stabbed, shot, and left to die in his burning home in a botched robbery. A man and his friends are stuck on a sunken fishing boat for days in Port Aransas, Texas. Snow falls in Memphis, Tennessee as a woman is robbed, abducted at gunpoint, and locked in the trunk of her car as it begins to sink in a lake.
18(73)"Angela/Pat/Tricia"04-15-2012 (04-15-2012)
A young woman from suburban Chicago, Illinois is kidnapped and raped. A farmer in Auburn, New York loses his arm in a crop harvester. A girl is stabbed in her Spring, Texas home by a man she thought was her friend.
19(74)"Jenn/Neil and Blake/Tiffany"04-22-2012 (04-22-2012)
A Fairfield, Ohio woman is attacked by her psychotic boyfriend who forces her to drink boiling water and whacks her with a meat cleaver. A father-son rafting trip turns into a nightmare when the boat capsizes and the two men must survive in the bitter cold conditions of the North Alaska wilderness. A college student in Tucson, Arizona is attacked in her home by a serial killer who sexually assaults her and slashes her throat.
20(75)"Donna/Michael/Sheila"04-29-2012 (04-29-2012)
A Bakersfield, California woman and her infant daughter are attacked. A man must stay afloat when his plane crashes over Lake Huron. Sheila fights for her life when she is attacked in her Kettering, Ohio home by her husband and his friend. After raping her and stabbing her in the throat and face several times, they toss her into a dumpster, leaving her to die.
21(76)"Mijalina and Yvonne/Peter"07-08-2012 (07-08-2012)
A Sacramento, California man stabs his young daughter before unleashing his anger on their next door neighbors. After a man decides to move to Washington state, he purchases a fixer-upped in Freeland, Washington. However, his life becomes a nightmare when his contractor shows up at the house, beats him with a wooden board and kidnaps him.
22(77)"A Crime of Passion; Crystal/Johanna"07-15-2012 (07-15-2012)
A Carlsbad, California woman is raped by her husband after a rocky breakup. A 17-year-old girl from Euclid, Ohio is shot in the face at point-blank range with a shotgun by her jealous ex-boyfriend.
23(78)"Lenore/Steven/Ellen and Jim"07-22-2012 (07-22-2012)
Second segment: Dr. Steven Lee Berk, a physician in Amarillo, Texas, is kidnapped for four hours in 2005 and released unharmed.
24(79)"Midsi/Tammy/Leona"07-29-2012 (07-29-2012)
An 8-year-old girl is kidnapped while walking home from school and sexually abused over 2 horrifying days. A Clayton County, Georgia woman is abducted in broad daylight, taken to a salt quarry, stabbed, raped, and left for dead. Two newlyweds who are enjoying their honeymoon in the Trinity Alps near Weaverville, California are gunned down by a mentally insane man who believes that they have contaminated his distilled water. Leona managed to drive to a house and got to a hospital. Her husband's killer was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
25(80)"Terri/Walter/James"08-05-2012 (08-05-2012)
A Colorado Springs, Colorado woman is taken hostage with her daughter and raped by her ex-husband. An Ashdown, Arkansas man becomes trapped when an airplane crashes into him. A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania man is attacked in his basement by a man with a golf club, who then burns him with chemicals.
26(81)"Cynthia, Russ and Carol/Ron and Christine"08-26-2012 (08-26-2012)
Students and teachers are taken hostage during the Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis in Cokeville, Wyoming when a husband and wife enter the school with guns and a bomb. A couple is attacked during their honeymoon in Jamaica.
27(82)"Kirby and Suzanna/Raegan"09-02-2012 (09-02-2012)
While eating lunch in Killeen, Texas, two strangers are caught up in the infamous Luby's shooting when a man crashes his car into the restaurant and opens fire. A mother of two is stalked by her ex-husband and beaten in the face with a crowbar in Rochester, New York.
28(83)"Lynda/Kendra"09-09-2012 (09-09-2012)
A Shingle Springs, California woman displays extraordinary courage when she is attacked and raped by her former boyfriend, whom she met on an online dating website. A young mother from San Luis Obispo, California is stabbed several times by her boyfriend, Shelley Malil.
29(84)"Heather/Donna/Kim"09-16-2012 (09-16-2012)
While driving on the highway in Gaston, Oregon, a woman is stabbed with a screwdriver by a man she offered to give directions to. A Waterbury, Connecticut woman is sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man who she and her husband knew well. A girl working at a gas station in Winthrop, Missouri is viciously attacked by a robber, who takes her to the beer fridge and saws through her jugular vein.
30(85)"Laurie/Sandra/Melinda: Serial Killers"09-30-2012 (09-30-2012)
In Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Sandra is attacked by Carl Eugene Watts, who slashes her face open. A Tweed, Ontario, Canada woman is beaten and sexually assaulted by serial killer, Russell Williams. When Carl Eugene Watts moves to Houston, Texas, he attempts to drown a woman and her roommate in the bathtub of their apartment.

Season 5[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1(86)"Shannon/Ken/Angela"10-07-2012 (10-07-2012)
A Colorado Springs, Colorado woman is shot in the back when she and her infant son are taken hostage by her ex-husband. A man is stranded on the remains of his sunken boat in the Gulf of Mexico. An Akron, Ohio woman is sexually attacked at a public payphone and will stop at nothing to bring her attacker to justice.
2(87)"Debbie/Ray/Jasmine"10-14-2012 (10-14-2012)
A Williamsburg, Virginia woman is attacked in her kitchen and raped in the woods outside her home. A small get-together with 3 friends in Indianapolis, Indiana turns into a nightmare when a friend's jealous ex-husband kills everyone but her.
3(88)"Gilles/Angela and Richard/Jeffrey"10-21-2012 (10-21-2012)
An Edmonton, Alberta, Canada man is led into the lair of a serial killer. A husband and wife are attacked by a bear in their Pennsylvania home. A vampire movie comes to life when a Nanuet, New York man awakes to find his neighbor ready to pound a sharpened crucifix into his chest.
4(89)"Kim/John/Charlene"10-28-2012 (10-28-2012)
A model in Memphis, Tennessee is stabbed and raped by a close friend of hers. A man is kidnapped and held for ransom in Colombia. An Edgewood, Washington woman's family movie night turns into a bloodbath when her home is broken into by 3 men with butcher knives.
5(90)"A.J/Carolyn and Stacey/Lynne"11-4-2012 (11-4-2012)
People witness a shooting at a mall in Salt Lake City, Utah. A woman working on a cruise ship is scared for her life when the boat begins to sink in the south coast of Africa.
6(91)"Natasha/Tim/Kellie"11-11-2012 (11-11-2012)
A Manhattan, New York woman is raped on the roof of her apartment building. A man working at a chemical plant in Jacksonville, Florida is victim to a large explosion. A young woman in Orlando, Florida is attacked by a man who rapes her, beats her with a tea kettle and slashes her throat to the bone.
7(92)"Audrey/Todd/Kimberley"11-25-2012 (11-25-2012)
A mother of two teenage boys in Apollo Beach, Florida filed for divorce when she learned her husband was a compulsive liar. Outraged, her husband attacked her one day, beating her with a hammer, dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire. A man in Sun Valley, Idaho survives for days in a freezing cold blizzard, after his car breaks down on a deserted road. A woman in San Francisco, California jumps 8 feet out her apartment window to escape her attacker.
8(93)"The Taliban: Jere"12-05-2012 (12-05-2012)
A journalist is kidnapped and held captive in Pakistan.
9(94)"Tricia and Linae/Jason/Mary"12-09-2012 (12-09-2012)
After witnessing their mother and grandmother being shot dead, and their father critically injured in their Oakley, Utah home, two young sisters are abducted by two men and driven off a cliff. A man and his friends are buried in a Montana avalanche while going snowmobiling. A Concord, Nebraska woman is held hostage at her law office by a man who has stalked her for years.
10(95)"The Norway Massacre: Sofie/Adrian/Magnus/Rebekka"12-16-2012 (12-16-2012)
Two hours after detonating a massive car bomb in Oslo, Norway, killing 8 people, the bomber disguises himself as a police man and makes his way to Utoya Island where 530 teenagers are attending a summer camp. During an 80-minute rampage, he stalks and shoots the defenseless teenagers. Sofie, Adrian, Rebekka and Magnus survive the massacre, but 69 others die.
11(96)"Louie and Wade/Sayeh"12-30-2012 (12-30-2012)
Two Canadian forest workers are attacked by a bear. In North Florida, an 8-year-old girl and her little sister are abducted by their mother's pedophile ex-boyfriend. He drives them into the woods where, after repeatedly raping the older girl, slits both girls throats, leaving them to die.
12(97)"John/Kevin/Helena"03-03-2013 (03-03-2013)
A Kirkwood, Missouri man is shot by a friend. A man is subjected to a vicious storm that lashes against his fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean. A 17-year-old girl is raped at gunpoint in Santa Monica, California.
13(98)"Brent/Hanna and Miranda/Karen"03-10-2013 (03-10-2013)
An Atlanta, Georgia, stockbroker is attacked by a man who used to trade at his facilities who had already started a shooting spree. Two sisters and one friend must find shelter after their rowboat capsizes in Tustumena Lake in Alaska. Their father and one other friend had died from hypothermia before they could make it ashore. A Hackettstown, New Jersey woman is kidnapped for ransom.
14(99)"Hostage: Keith and Marc"03-17-2013 (03-17-2013)
A routine drug surveillance mission over the Colombian jungle turns into a nightmare when Keith and Marc's plane crash-lands and they are captured by FARC guerillas and held hostage for five grueling years.
15(100)"Amy/Trish and Darrell"03-24-2013 (03-24-2013)
A New Haven, Connecticut bartender is raped and beaten with a tree branch by a co-worker. A family seek shelter as a tornado rips apart their Henryville, Indiana home.
16(101)"Angel/Elyse/Richard"03-31-2013 (03-31-2013)
A woman is shot and run over with a car in Webster, Texas. A snowboarder survives an avalanche in Washington state. A Dallas lawyer is shot in the neck by a former client.
17(102)"Morgan and Aaron/David/Amanda"04-07-2013 (04-07-2013)
Two minor league baseball players are held hostage in a Pensacola, Florida motel. An Alaskan fishing boat catches fire. A convenience store worker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is abducted, taken to an apartment, and raped.
18(103)"Kristen/Kimball/Thadius"04-14-2013 (04-14-2013)
A college student is abducted in Newark, Delaware and sexually assaulted in a cellar. A man swims to shore after his boat sinks in Strawberry Reservoir, Utah. A 12-year-old boy from Baraboo, Wisconsin is kidnapped and tortured by a neighbor who twists the boy's ankles until they snap.
19(104)"Mike/Chris/Neza"06-02-2013 (06-02-2013)
Survivors of Hurricane Sandy tell their stories.
20(105)"Regan/Gary and Scott"06-09-2013 (06-09-2013)
A 14 year old girl and her friend are abducted by two men and taken to a house in the orange groves outside Vero Beach, Florida where they are repeatedly sexually assaulted. Two men are horrifically burned in a plane crash in Alaska.
21(106)"David/Sandy and Ken/Maura"06-16-2013 (06-16-2013)
A 13-year-old boy from Orange County, California is abducted and raped by a serial killer. A nanny is attacked by a Nile crocodile in the Ituri Forest in Africa. A Pacifica, California woman is carjacked and stabbed 4 times.
22(107)"Singer/Romina and John"06-23-2013 (06-23-2013)
Four young Americans, kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan, face a difficult decision to either kill or be killed. A young couple's dream holiday at a Thai beach resort turns into a terror-filled fight for survival as a tsunami strikes.
23(108)"Dorothy/Jim/Bud and Katrina"06-30-2013 (06-30-2013)
A mother in Eustis, Florida is abducted, raped and shot 4 times and her two daughters are murdered. A man picking blueberries in Clayton, Georgia is bitten by a timber rattlesnake. A gunman opens fires at a swimming hole in Niagara, Wisconsin, killing three people.
24(109)"Bill, Mike and Ginger/Wanda"07-07-2013 (07-07-2013)
3 people are shot at a televised school board meeting in Panama City Beach, Florida. A Birmingham, Alabama woman is kidnapped and raped at gunpoint.
25(110)"Rhonda/Jason/Patrick"07-14-2013 (07-14-2013)
A Pensacola, Florida woman is kidnapped, stabbed and raped, but fakes amnesia to escape her attacker. A Henryville, Indiana man clings to his mobile home when a tornado threatens to rip it from the ground. A man is brutally shot by his brother-in-law at his family Thanksgiving dinner in Jupiter, Florida.
26(111)"Shaunna and Brad/Lee/Emily"07-21-2013 (07-21-2013)
A woman and her boyfriend are shot by her ex-boyfriend before he sets their Los Angeles, California home on fire. A man is trapped after he wrecks his car. A single mom from Grape Creek, Texas is attacked and stabbed in the throat with a knife.

Season 6[edit]

# Title Original AirDate
1(112)"Amanda/Erinn"12-12-2014 (12-12-2014)
A woman is imprisoned on a remote rural property in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, by a man who sexually assaults her and murders her boyfriend; and a young mother living in Ridgecrest, California is abducted at gunpoint, taken to the desert and subjected to hours of assault, beatings and mental torture.
2(113)"Kristy/Jamison"12-19-2014 (12-19-2014)
In Roaring Spring, Kentucky, a mother of three children is sexually assaulted, stabbed and left to die in her burning home while her children are murdered; a Memphis, Tennessee man is carjacked at gunpoint, taken to a remote field, shot and left for dead when his ATM card fails to work.
3(114)"Kim/Erin and Claire"1-26-2015 (1-26-2015)
A young woman is abducted by four armed men in Gladstone, Missouri and held captive and sexually assaulted for 15 hours; two teenage sisters are attacked and raped in their Port Arthur, Texas home, after their uncle is shot by a masked gunman.
4(115)"Joan/Ida"1-26-2015 (1-26-2015)
A Bethlehem, New York woman is attacked in bed with a fireman's axe by an unknown man, after he murders her husband; a cook is left to die in a burning room, after she is shot twelve times at close range by an unknown assailant in Las Cruces, New Mexico
5(116)"Rosalie/Jane"1-26-2015 (1-26-2015)
A Gilmer, Texas woman is abducted from the prison where she works by a convicted murderer, and held captive at gunpoint for 26 hours on the run with him, sparking the largest search in Texas history; a heavily pregnant woman is stabbed 27 times at a gas station in West Swanzey, New Hampshire by a man who accuses her of beating up his sister.
6(117)"Roger/Julie"1-26-2015 (1-26-2015)
A man is held hostage on a shuttle bus with several others by a man with a gun for over 8 hours in Atlantic City, New Jersey; a Bullhead City, Arizona woman is sexually assaulted and shot after a botched home invasion leaves her friends and her husband dead.
7(118)"Nate/Denna"1-26-2015 (1-26-2015)
A 15-year-old boy from Bothell, Washington is shot through the jaw and plays dead for three hours during a horrific school shooting; and an elderly woman, whose daughter deals drugs, winds up stabbed four times in her yard in Barnardsville, North Carolina in a case of apparent mistaken identity.


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