Several ‘Alone’ Spinoff Shows Coming to Discovery

The extreme competition survival show now has a franchise setting up.

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A popular History Channel show won’t be alone any longer. That’s because Alone is getting a couple of spinoffs that will air on the Discovery Channel.

That’s right, the survival series is expanding with a couple of offshoots that are scheduled to premiere in August. They will be called Alone: The Skills Challenge and Alone: Frozen, and will follow the original program’s theme of dropping contestants into the wilderness and … well, basically wishing them well.

Per Variety:

“‘The Skills Challenge,’ which premieres Aug. 4, focuses on three former Alone participants as they compete in build challenges, devised by another former participant, to develop shelter in the wilderness. Returning contestants from the original show include Callie North (Season 3), Lucas Miller (Season 1), Amós Rodriguez (Season 7), Britt Ahart (seasons three and five), Jordan Jonas (season six), Joel Van Der Loon (season seven) and Clay Hayes (season eight).”

But wait. There’s more.

“‘Frozen,’ which premieres Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will see six legacy Alone survivalists drop into Labrador, Canada in an attempt to survive last 50 days in the harsh North Atlantic winter,” Variety wrote. “Those who last through the competition will win a share of a $500,000 cash prize.”

All of which really is just advancing America’s love of watching people suffer via reality television. But Alone has always featured more than just suffering. There’s drama, hints of romance, even some real-life comedy.

The spinoffs are likely to promise more of the same.

As for the original show, Season 9 is currently airing Thursdays on the History Channel.

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