CMT AND BISCHOFF HERVEY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE ULTIMATE BACKWOODS SURVIVAL SERIES WITH RUNNIN’ WILD…WITH TED NUGENT MARATHON MARCH 24, 2011
CMT and Bischoff Hervey Entertainment have teamed up to present RUNNIN’ WILD…WITH TED NUGENT, a competition series in which iconic rocker, hunter and modern day Davy Crockett, Ted Nugent, teaches ordinary people how to survive in the wild, and then evade the master… Nugent himself. Airing March 24 on CMT, RUNNIN’ WILD…WITH TED NUGENT will feature competitors who struggle in wilderness-based endurance challenges created by Nugent and his son Rocco with only one contestant emerging as the winner.
The show takes us inside Ted’s head as he trains competitors to survive in the wilderness, creates challenges to test their abilities and mentally pushes them to their breaking points. It’s a game of cat and mouse that showcases the strategy and skill of outdoor survival, as only Ted can do.
In each episode of RUNNIN’ WILD…WITH TED NUGENT, Nugent instructs competitors on one of what he calls the “Big Five of Survival,” which include psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire and food, and will then design an obstacle centered on that skill. The lessons learned in each episode will be put to the test in the “big hunt,” as the competitors try to survive on their own, all while Nugent and Rocco, attempt to hunt them down. In this twist on the competition/elimination format, Nugent will determine the outcome himself at the end of each episode. Series marathon airs March 24 at 1 am ET/PT.
Detroit-born Ted Nugent first grabbed America’s attention as the Gibson Byrdland wielding lead guitarist of the band Amboy Dukes. After almost a decade together, Nugent left the Dukes to pursue a solo career. As a solo musician, Nugent has sold over 35 million albums, which include hits such as “Stranglehold,” “Spirit of the Wild,” “Cat Scratch Fever” and now, “I Still Believe.” Nugent is widely acknowledged as a hunter and conservationist. In recognition of his prowess, Nugent was inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, and voted Favorite Hunting Personality by readers of Outdoors Magazine. A devoted hunter since the age of five, for Nugent hunting is not a sport, but a way of life. As America’s top proponent of the Second Amendment, Nugent has served on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association (NRA) continuously since 1995.