TNT’s new series The Great Escape premieres on Sunday June 24 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and yours truly had an opportunity to watch the first two episodes. So what should you expect? An engaging, well-crafted and wholly enjoyable reality series. A must see for anyone who likes shows like The Amazing Race.
Synopsis: This summer, TNT will drop teams of everyday people into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie and challenge them to complete one task: escape. That’s the premise of TNT’s first-ever unscripted-competition series, The Great Escape. This fast-paced, nail-biting series comes from the Emmy -winning producers of The Amazing Race and the Oscar – and Emmy-winning producers of Apollo 13, The Davinci Code and 24. The Great Escape will take viewers on a thrill ride as competing teams try to escape from seemingly impossible situations, with the winning team taking home a huge cash prize. Rich Eisen (NFL Network) hosts The Great Escape, which is slated to premiere Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), after an all-new episode of TNT’s epic sci-fi drama series Falling Skies.
Fans can follow the latest news about The Great Escape on Twitter via @GreatEscapeTNT and hashtag #GreatEscapeTNT.
Each week on The Great Escape, three pairs of players are taken to a secret location that none of them has ever seen before. Upon arrival, the teams must race against each other to find a way out. Along the way, they are faced with a range of obstacles that they must overcome in order to make their way to freedom. Some challenges require brute strength while others call for brains and strategy.
To raise the stakes even higher, the players won’t be alone. They will have to avoid detection by guards and others whose job it is to stop anyone and everyone from escaping. Players must rely on their wits, skills and whatever tools they can find to overcome obstacles, evade pursuers and make their way to freedom, where Eisen will be waiting to hand the winners a cash prize.