Bachelor Star Takes Home the Prize on New Reality Competition Show

What do you get if you mix a wall-jumping former “Bachelor” with a bevy of different celebs attempting to outlive within the jungle? You get Colton Underwood profitable the primary season of CBS’ new show, “Beyond the Edge.”

Although the show is just not formally referred to as “Celebrity Survivor,” quite a few media shops have dubbed it that, together with the Daily Beast, which ponders, “How are we simply now getting what mainly quantities to a star season of Survivor?”

Part of the reply to that query lies within the two-time failure of an identical show from greater than a decade in the past. “I’m A Celebrity‚ĶGet Me Out of Here” aired on ABC in 2003, and once more on NBC in 2009. Neither model bought renewed, regardless of the show’s overwhelming success within the UK, the place it has run for 21 seasons, notes The Daily Beast.

What You Need to Know About “Beyond the Edge”

It took 13 years, and a pandemic that rejuvenated concerned with “Survivor,” for CBS to take a shot on the celebrities-cracking-coconuts-and-running-in-mud motif. The main distinction between “Beyond the Edge” and its predecessors is that nobody will get voted off. If anybody leaves, they depart voluntarily by ringing a bell, (like 4 contestants did) or by being ejected because of an damage (as one contestant was).

According to Screen Rant, “Beyond the Edge” passed off in Panama, the place eight celebrities took half in challenges which “included touring via thick mud, constructing a shelter, fixing troublesome puzzles, and surviving within the jungle with nothing however pure instincts.”

Each contestant was enjoying for charity. The former Bachelor star was enjoying for the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation, which is a non-profit group designed “to empower individuals with cystic fibrosis to dwell totally, dream large and assist one another,” in accordance with the web site. Screen Rant experiences that Underwood received greater than $200,000 for his charity throughout his time on “Beyond the Edge.”

Who Did Underwood Beat?

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As a former NFL linebacker, one would possibly assume Underwood went into the competitors with a little bit of a bonus. However, there have been different skilled athletes competing as nicely, together with different soccer gamers, specifically Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis, and the Chicago Bears’ personal “Samurai Mike,” Mike Singletary. Also taking part was former NBA champion Metta World Peace, who competed in season one in all “Celebrity Big Brother.” So clearly, the competitors was fierce.

There had been additionally two nation singers vying for the prize: “American Idol” finalist, Lauren Alaina, and “Almost Home” singer, Craig Morgan. Throw in “Real Housewife,” Eboni Ok. Williams; “Full House” star, Jodie Sweetin; and supermodel Paulina Porizkova, and you have the cast of “Beyond the Edge.”

Metta World Peace was the one skilled athlete to ring the bell and exit voluntarily. The different members who tapped out had been Williams, Porizkova and Sweetin. Alaina was pressured to go away after she injured herself, in accordance with Screen Rant.

That left 4 rivals within the remaining showdown: Underwood, Lewis, Singletary and Morgan. They competed as groups of two: Underwood teamed up with Singletary and Lewis teamed up with Morgan. According to Screen Rant, “While the 2 groups had been neck-and-neck all through the final bodily and psychological competitors, Colton and Mike gained the lead and received the ultimate journey, after putting their pennants within the appropriate order.”

There is not any phrase but as as to whether the show will likely be renewed for a second season. However, TV Series Finale predicts that regardless of the disappointing scores, the show is reasonable to provide and drew in sufficient of an viewers that CBS will in all probability take an opportunity.


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