January 17, 2009 09:00 AM by Joe Reality
Solitary is back for a third season on Fox Reality. The new season is called appropriately enough Solitary v3.0. In a brand new twist, Solitary v3.0 will not be quite as solitary as Fox Reality will surprise contestants by pairing them together in isolation.
Contestants will be blindfolded until it is revealed to them that they will be sharing their small pod with another contestant. The contestants will have to complete a grueling challenge in order to be reassigned to their own pods. Contestants will be subject to sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures and other forms of environmental stress. Just like in the previous two seasons, the last person to leave their pod wins a $50,000 cash prize.
“We wanted to make sure that our contestants weren’t getting too comfortable with the format after having watched the first two seasons of the show,” said Andrew Golder,, who is producer and co-creator of Solitary v3.0. “Throwing complete strangers together in a pod adds a wild card into the equation, and also makes the sense of isolation even stronger once players are truly placed in solitary.”
“The Solitary franchise has been a huge hit for us because it introduces a unique, psychologically challenging element into reality competitions,” said Bob Boden, who is SVP of Programming, Production and Development for Fox Reality Channel. “People often think they can withstand mental and physical challenges, but this shows puts that theory to the test. There are no alliances, no politics and no immunity, just a true test of mental and physical toughness. And in today’s economy, perhaps for many, the stakes are even higher.”
Photo Credit: Michael Becker/FOX Reality Channel