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"72 Hours" review by Suzanne
Premieres Thursday, June 6 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT

This show is a lot like "Survivor", from what I can tell. I don't watch that one, nor most reality shows. In this one, they drop people, on 3 teams, in the ocean near some islands. The people have to survive with only a little help, and through many challenges, to find a suitcase with $100.000 in it. Really? That is not much money, especially split 3 ways. Even if it weren't split 3 ways, I don't think I would put myself through all this. Then again, I'm not really the survivalist type. My type of camping is staying in a Motel 6.

One of the teams has two guys and one gal, and the others each have 2 women. That doesn't really sound fair, since men tend to be stronger physically. But I'm sure they have accounted for that in some ways. I couldn't get past one episode to be frank because they showed one of the women throwing up (more than once). I don't like seeing people vomit. That was it for me.

If you like reality or competition shows, you might like this one.

MORE INFORMATION:

72 Hours – New Series – Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Each week, this action-packed, white-knuckle competition series hosted by Brandon Johnson drops three new competing teams of strangers into the wilderness with only a single bottle of water and a GPS tracking device. The competitors have just three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash. Along the way, they must survive treacherous terrain and battle the elements to be the first to locate $100,000. 72 Hours comes to TNT from Lighthearted Entertainment (Extreme Makeover), with Howard Schultz (The Moment of Truth), Rob LaPlante (The Apprentice) and Brady Connell (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) serving as executive producers. Jeff Spangler serves as co-executive producer.

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Competitors Embark on Heart-Pounding Adventure of a Lifetime

In TNT's New Competition Series 72 Hours

The Journey Begins in June 2013

TNT is about to take adventure to a whole new level with the exciting new competition series 72 Hours. Hosted by Brandon Johnson (Disney’s Shake it Up) and premiering Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), 72 Hours will drop competing teams of strangers into the wilderness, leaving them with only a single bottle of water and a GPS tracking device as their guide. The teams will then have just three days to form strategic bonds, hike across treacherous terrain, battle the elements and make difficult survival choices, all in a quest to be the first to find a hidden briefcase full of $100,000 cash.

Every episode of 72 Hours opens with three teams comprised of three strangers who must traverse through a variety of challenging environments – jungle, mountain, desert, etc. – in search for a briefcase filled with money. The teams will consist of three competitors from diverse backgrounds, such as a fireman, a tattoo artist, a kickboxing instructor, or a civil engineer. Each team member brings his/her own unique survival skills, personalities and motivations to the competition.

Competitors will navigate a wide variety of terrains, including the lush Hawaiian islands, the mountainous Southern Rockies, the breathtaking canyons of the American Southwest, the jungles of the South Pacific, the majestic Wasaya Islands in Fiji, the jagged coastlines, the lush lagoons of Tasmania and the expansive alpines and forests of New Zealand. Even the most beautiful of these locations has obstacles that the teams must overcome, whether it is insect infestations, suffocating heat, dangerous wildlife, or inclement weather.

The choices the teams make strategically and geographically will be critical to how they finish in the competition. All three members of a team must find the money together in order to win, making any team member’s notion of quitting a drama-filled and sometimes confrontational decision. The first team to locate the briefcase of cash within the three-day timeframe will win the $100,000 cash prize.

72 Hours comes to TNT from Lighthearted Entertainment (Extreme Makeover), with Howard Schultz (The Moment of Truth), Rob LaPlante (The Apprentice) and Brady Connell (Extreme Makeover Home Edition) serving as executive producers. Jeff Spangler serves as co-executive producer. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is distributing the series internationally.

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/72HoursTNT | #72HoursTNT

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception, Franklin & Bash and Southland. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like Boston's Finest and the upcoming The Hero, 72 Hours and Cold Justice. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild AwardsÒ; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Episode Synopses

"Yasawa Islands, Fiji" – Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

When three teams composed of three strangers are dropped into the icy blue waters of the Yasawa Islands, their survival skills are put to the test as they encounter scorching temperatures and rough waters while attempting to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

Competitors

RED TEAM

Dayna, 24, receptionist, Savannah, Ga.

Christian, 33, pro tennis coach, Ajax, Ontario

Alex, 24, full-time single mom, Flatonia, Texas

BLUE TEAM

Shelise, 21, college student, Tremonton, Utah

Garfield, 44, tech CEO, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Corey, 23, personal trainer, Livingston, Texas

GREEN TEAM

Michelle, 35, restaurant manager, Bayside, N.Y.

Lindsay, 27, medical aesthetician, Moorpark, Calif.

Chris, 31, dance instructor, Clinton, N.C.

"Lost Coast of New Zealand" – Thursday, June 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Dropped in a 90km stretch of untamed coastline, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate through thick forests, limestone cliffs and massive sand dunes in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

Competitors

RED TEAM

Marie, 24, heavy equipment operator, Fairbanks, Ark.

Eric, 34, software engineer, Harleysville, Penn.

Michael, 27, sports marketing, Naples, Fla.

BLUE TEAM

Melody, 29, hairstylist, Cohutta, Ga.

Barry, 50, firefighter captain, Ramona, Calif.

Meg, 30, auto body manager, Maynard, Mass.

GREEN TEAM

Emily, 24, waitress, Valencia, Calif.

Bobby, 34, police officer, Melrose Park, Ill.

Jennifer, 30, genetic testing sales, Van Buren, Mo.

"Lana'i, Hawaii" – Thursday, June 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Dropped off in the exotic but treacherous Hawaiian island of Lana’i, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate their way through abandoned beaches, dense brush, steep canyons and scorching flat lands in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

Competitors

RED TEAM

Aimee, 24, model, North Pole, Alaska

Matt, 22, body builder, Middleton, Mass.

Rebecca, 35, attorney, O'Fallon, Ill.

BLUE TEAM

Jasamina, 26, personal trainer, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Andrew, 22, waiter, St. Louis, Mo.

Mike, 27, conservative radio host, Syracuse, N.Y.

GREEN TEAM

Jordan, 21, extreme sports promoter, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Jason, 41. retired prison guard, Pismo Beach, Calif.

Davina, 31, valet, Great Falls, Va.

"Flinders Island, Tasmania" – Thursday, June 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Dropped off on a remote Tasmanian island, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate their way through jagged beaches, hazardous brush covered mountains and swamp-like lagoons while enduring freezing rains and strong winds in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts. 

RED TEAM

David, 27, attorney, Los Angeles, Calif.

Eric, 35, chef, Little Elm, Texas

Lache, 32, track coach, Oakland, Calif.


BLUE TEAM

Gil, 25, warehouse supervisor, Miami, Fla.

Lauren, 27, full-time mom, Clarksville, Tenn.

Van, 56, personal trainer, Saint Ann, Mo.


GREEN TEAM

Valeria, 23, dental office manager, San Diego, Calif.

Claude, 46, owner of pest-control company, Houston, Texas

Palar, 22, waitress, Spokane, Wash.

"American Southwest" – Thursday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Stranded in the stunning heat and beauty of New Mexico’s desert, three teams composed of three strangers must embark on a 36-mile adventure across soaring red rock mesas and steep river canyons in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

RED TEAM
Andrew, 32, duck boat tour guide, Boston, Mass.

Breanna, 23, server, Chicago, Ill.

Cathy, 44, full-time mom, LaVerne, Calif.

BLUE TEAM
Daniel, 30, unemployed, Pekin, Ind.

Lori, 24, account executive, Pioneer, La.

Peter, 24, personal trainer, Queens, N.Y.

GREEN TEAM
Courtney, 26, stylist, St. Paul, Minn.

Shawn, 41, financial consultant, Lyons, N.Y.

Tony, 46, tattoo artist, Detroit, Mich.

"New Zealand Alps" – Thursday, July 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Dropped off in the stunning but frigid Alps of New Zealand, three teams composed of three strangers must endure an adventure across snow-covered valleys in extreme temperatures in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

RED TEAM

Jessica, 30, corrections officer, Brick, N.J.

Alterik, 30, lawyer, Morristown, N.J.

Jackie, 48, professional organizer, Austin, Texas

BLUE TEAM
Frank
, 44, sales executive, Chicago, Ill.

Megan, 32, waitress, Van Nuys, Calif.

Mike, 35, ex-MLB pitcher, Long Beach, Calif.

GREEN TEAM
Andrea
, 45, full-time mom, Poconos, Penn.

Kevin, 26, firefighter, Durango, Colo.

Alanna, 26, dancer, Sarasota, Fla.

"Fijian Jungle" – Thursday, July 25, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Helicoptered into the humid but stunning jungles of Fiji, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate themselves through impenetrable dense rain forests and sky-scraping mountainous peaks in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water.  Brandon Johnson hosts.

RED TEAM

Kristin, 43, branding consultant, San Francisco, Calif.

Michael, 40, hotel concierge, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Rita, 29, Alaskan river guide, Annville, Penn.

BLUE TEAM

Wade, 24, ad sales director, Bozeman, Mont.

Shelby, 23, financial analyst, Chicago, Ill.

Grace, 22, marketing coordinator, Phoenix, Ariz.

GREEN TEAM

E.J., 48, retired Army sergeant major, Fayetteville, N.C.

Andrea, 30, substitute teacher, Marietta, Ga.

Dameon, 39, musician, Los Alamos, N.M.

 "The Rockies" – Thursday, August 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Dropped into the southern Rocky Mountains, three teams composed of three strangers must navigate their way through towering peaks and dense forests while enduring unpredictable weather in order to locate a briefcase full of cash in just 72 hours. All they have to accompany them in their quest for $100,000 are their teammates, the clothes on their backs, a GPS and one bottle of water. Brandon Johnson hosts.

RED TEAM

Rita, 29, tax consultant, New Orleans, La.

J.D., 28, firefighter, Northridge, Calif.

Vince, 34, entrepreneur, Butler, Penn.

BLUE TEAM

Jerica, 34, kickboxing instructor, Redlands, Calif.

Dewayne, 21, server, Raceland, Ky.

Robert, 27, U.S. Army Reserves, Grand Terrace, Calif.

GREEN TEAM

Lissy, 26, painter, Barrington, Ill.

Teresa, 44, small business owner, Park Hills, Mont.

Anthony, 24, special needs teacher, Willimantic, Conn.


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