How ABC’s New Survival Series ‘Castaways’ Harkens Back to the Early Days of Reality TV

ABC’s new survival series “Castaways” takes all of the tropes that have come to define modern reality television and throws them out the window. There are no challenges, no host, no manufactured drama. Just 12 normal people stranded on an island in Indonesia.

Early on in the first episode, the show is defined not as a competition, but as a “social experiment,” a radical attempt to document what happens after you put 12 strangers together on a deserted island with limited supplies, and even more limited survival experience.

“We went out there with...

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By: TheWrap - Tuesday, 7 August

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