The veteran reality series returns in October.
September 16, 2023
Discovery Channel has announced that Naked and Afraid is coming back for a 16th season. The upcoming season will be the reality series' second in 2023; Season 15 aired this past spring. The wait for its return won't be a long one, as a premiere date has already been set for October 15.
Each episode of the show follows two survivalists who just met, and together they work to survive in a remote location for 14 to 21 days, depending on their location. The partners must procure means of shelter, food, water and clothing within their environment.
Take a walk on the wild side🔥— Naked and Afraid (@NakedAndAfraid) September 14, 2023
From jungles to grasslands dense with wildlife, superfans and survival experts prove themselves in the most extreme conditions when a new season of #NakedandAfraid premieres Sunday, Oct 15 at 8p ET on @discovery pic.twitter.com/7Bi5geFM3Z
And there was a small group of returning survivors who became experts in making it to the end. I don't think anybody ever gained weight on these shows, but some at least were able to make it in good shape.
But after awhile it became too predictable, even with all the stunt casting.
It is unclear, however, if XL will be renewed.
There had already been 15 seasons of the SAME THING repeated over and over and over and over and over. Is a 16h season supposed to be ANYTHING other than what has already been aired in the previous 15 seasons?
Nothing new, interesting, or previously unseen ever airs in this series now that it's been on so long. This is why they've started creating all the spinoffs... to TRY and make what has become droll and mundane more interesting.
The initial hook of "naked" (but no actual nudity seen) wore off after season 2...
This show is a zombie.. it's kept alive by those behind the scenes.. but no one who is uninvolved in creating/producing/starting/advertising, etc. is asking for more seasons.