NBC GETS JUMP ON THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER WITH SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF 'DOG EAT DOG' ON MAY 27
Published: May 19, 2003
Top Rated Summer Reality Series Returns with Special Back-to-Back Episodes
BURBANK, Calif. -- May 19, 2003 -- NBC gets wetter and wilder in the second season of the hit series “Dog Eat Dog” in a special back to back episode on Tuesday, May 27 (8-10 p.m. ET). Brooke Burns (“Baywatch”) hosts each one-hour episode that pits six players against one another in a game in which the final “top dog,” the winner, may actually be the biggest surprise.
Each week, six new contestants begin the game by spending a day together, undergoing various tests of intellect and brawn, so that as a result they may judge each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Re-convening the next day on the elaborate “Dog Eat Dog” stage, they then set out to find the “top dog,” someone who could walk home with $25,000 in prize money.
With one of the largest and most challenging indoor stunt sets ever seen on a network game show, the “Dog Eat Dog” stage features a more than 30-ft. tall tower and a 300,000-gallon swimming tank. Built to accommodate the most demanding stunts and games, this daunting environment forces players to mine their endurance, strength and wits.
Premiering in the summer of 2002, “Dog Eat Dog” was NBC's top-rated new program in total viewers and adults 18-49 and ranked third among all programs for the summer in the key 18-49 category, behind only Fox's two editions of "American Idol."
"Dog Eat Dog" -- from the producer of NBC's hit "Fear Factor" and the producer of "Weakest Link" -- is a production of NBC Studios in association with BBC-Worldwide. Matt Kunitz ("Fear Factor") and Stuart Krasnow ("Weakest Link") are the executive producers.