COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – NBC is raising its stakes in the unregulated entertainment space with a new adventure reality show called “Million Dollar Island.”
In a statement, NBC revealed that “Million Dollar Island” will begin with 100 contestants on a remote island. During the participants’ stay, which can last up to 50 days, they must compete for a share of the $1 million prize pool.
The network also explains that participants “must forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay” on the island.
In a twist, each player starts the game with a $10,000 bracelet. The bracelet can be either one or lost in the challenge. And when a player leaves the island, “they have to choose who gets their share,” according to the network.
“In this fierce competition, the strength of your personal relationships is just as important as being the ultimate player,” NBC notes.
NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming and development, Jenny Groom, called the upcoming series a “bold and new social experiment.”
“This movie is sure to entertain you with its ever-evolving alliances, trust, deception and the ultimate will to survive,” says Groom.
Studio Lambert’s Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Jack Burgess, and Talpa’s John de Mol will serve as executive producers. Studio Lambert is an All3Media-backed company.
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