12:16pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Discovery Renews 'Naked and Afraid' for Third Season
Discovery has renewed Naked and Afraid for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The renewal comes on the heels of the season two premiere, which topped the reality series' debut in the cable channel's key demo of men 25-54. The series, which hails from Renegade 83, also averages 3.31 million viewers.
Discovery recently ordered a spinoff, Naked and Afraid XL, which will debut this summer. The social challenge will revolve around 12 former Naked and Afraid survivalists — six men and six women — who are dropped solo without food, water or clothing for a potential 40 days and 40 nights. "There's no game to win. This is about the power within yourself to survive and to help others recognize that in themselves," Discovery Channel president Rich Ross told THR last month. "We're not trying to rip people apart. We're trying to build them up, and that to me is very Discovery."
Renegade 83's David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Steve Rankin exec produce Naked and Afraid along with Denise Contis and Joseph Boyle for Discovery.
Naked and Afraid airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Discovery.