The Great Escape is an American reality competition television series created by Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol and produced by Imagine Entertainment directors Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and The Amazing Race producers, Bertram Van Munster and Elise Doganieri, which features three two-person teams each week who are dropped into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie, competing for a cash prize.
The series aired in the USA on TNT from 24 June to 26 August, 2012. There are 10 hour-long episodes in one season.
The Great Escape originally aired in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) from 8 February to 12 April, 2013, on Fridays at 19h30. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series Reality channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
This fast-paced, nail-biting competition series drops ordinary people into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie.
Each week, Rich Eisen hosts as teams of competitors try to find their way out of seemingly impossible situations for a chance to take home a cash prize.
The series, from Fox Television Studios, is executive-produced by the Oscar-winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as the Emmy-winning producers of The Amazing Race, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.
The series is created and executive produced by Justin W. Hochberg (The Apprentice) and Charlie Ebersol (The Wanted).
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 8 Feb 2013 | Finale: 12 Apr 2013 | Fri, 19h30
Channel: MS Reality | Premiere: 20 Aug 2013 | Finale: 2 Sep 2013 | Weekdays, 22h30