|Created by: J. D. Roth, Todd A. Nelson
Original Network: NBC (2002–2006), Discovery Kids (2002–2008)
Number of Episodes:
Production year: 2003
Original release: October 5, 2002 – June 28, 2008
Running time: 24 minutes
Other cast: J.D. Roth, Jenna Jimenez, Max Deleo
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes
Endurance was an American reality television children’s program, previously shown on the Discovery Kids cable network in the United States and also on networks in other countries. The show’s format is somewhat similar to the CBS television series Survivor, though with a teenaged cast (however, there are more elements of the U.S. version of Big Brother). Endurance contestants live in a remote location and participate in various mental and physical challenges, although Endurance contestants compete as pairs (one boy and one girl), and the outcome of the competitions determines which pair of players is eliminated.
In its six-year run between 2002 through 2008, each season began with a new slate of contestants, who were gradually eliminated as the season progressed until the remaining two teams competed to get all of the Endurance Pyramid pieces. The winning boy and girl received an all-expenses paid vacation package with their parents to an exotic location as the prize.