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The CW orders 'Hunger Games'-style reality show

By James Hibberd, EW.com
updated 7:18 AM EST, Thu December 13, 2012
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Like "The Hunger Games'" Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, competitors on "The Hunt" will have to rely on survival skills.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The CW has ordered a new "Hunger Games"-inspired reality show
  • Called "The Hunt," the show will send 12 teams of two into the wilderness
  • They'll compete by relying on their hunting and survival skills to endure harsh conditions
  • No premiere date is set

(EW.com) -- Ready for America's Next Top Katniss?

The CW has ordered two new reality shows, including one that's clearly "Hunger Games"-inspired.

In "The Hunt," 12 tributes teams of two are dropped into the wilderness without food, water or shelter. They must compete in a game where they'll rely on their physicality, survival skills and hunting skills to endure the harsh conditions and kill "capture" one another.

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Yeah, so back to "The Hunt." The competition lasts a full month and the winner will receive a cash prize. No premiere date is set.

It's been awhile since any reality show really made a successful run at a "Survivor"-style competition, so it will be interesting to see how this one turns out.

The order follows The CW developing a drama series, "The Selection," that's been compared to "The Hunger Games" (the project is still alive, I'm told), and toying with the (ill-advised) idea of adapting ultra-violent Japanese cult favorite "Battle Royale," which has a very similar storyline to "The Hunger Games."

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Perhaps "The Hunt" will be a way for the network to capitalize (Capitolize?) on the hit franchise, like "The Vampire Diaries" post-"Twilight" and "Arrow" post-"Dark Knight."

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