Survival Live: Reality TV a form of Hunger Games?

SARAH THOMAS
Last updated 10:19 03/04/2014
The Hunger Games
TAKING IT TOO FAR? Survival Live is a mix of The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies.

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Reality TV is to descend down a new warped path by stranding eight contestants in the wilderness for 42 days for the show Survival Live.

In a mix of The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, viewers will be able to monitor the survivalists' progress on a website that tracks their biometric data, revealing who is suffering the most, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The weakest contestant will leave the show at the end of each week.

Contestants are encouraged to build up a social network and, based on their popularity rankings, will be able to ask viewers for help with things such as phone calls, food and clothing.

Survival Live will be broadcast twice per week - one live episode and one pre-recorded - and produced by the Discovery channel.

Producers have said they will run background and psychological checks to make sure contestants can withstand the demands of the program.

Survival Live follows other hugely successful reality adventure shows such as Survivor, The Amazing Race and Naked and Afraid.

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