Surviving Disaster (TV series)

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Surviving Disaster
Created by Cade Courtley
Starring Cade Courtley
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Alex Graham
Jonathan Hewes
Running time approx. 43 min
Release
Original network SPIKE TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original release September 1 – November 10, 2009
Website

Surviving Disaster was a simulation of real life disaster situations produced by Spike. Hosted by former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley, each episode retells situations in a worst-case scenario and what viewers can do to survive them. There have been ten episodes aired to date. The series was not picked up for a second season.[citation needed]

Plot summary[edit]

Each episode features Cade Courtley with a group of usually five individuals set into the disaster situation. The disasters feature worst-case scenarios, with Courtley giving the individuals advice on how to survive based on the situation, also giving tips to the audience on survival. This always includes interviews with experts and survivors of similar disasters. On occasion the show may describe two or more different scenarios within the same disaster (being caught at different distances from a nuclear blast, being held under different circumstances during a home invasion/hostage situation or escaping different pandemics). In these cases, Courtley still participates as a member of both scenario groups simultaneously.

Episodes aired[edit]

  • "Hijack" (2009-09-02)
  • "Fire" (2009-09-09)
  • "Hurricane" (2009-09-16)
  • "Home Invasion" (2009-09-23)
  • "Avalanche" (2009-09-30)
  • "Lost at Sea" (2009-10-07)
  • "Mall Shooting" (2009-10-14)
  • "Nuclear Attack" (2009-10-21)
  • "Earthquake" (2009-11-04)
  • "Pandemic" (2009-11-11)

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