Endurance is an American reality television children's program, previously shown on the Discovery Kids cable network in the United States and also on networks in other countries. The show's format is somewhat similar to the CBS television series Survivor, though with a teenaged cast. Endurance contestants live in a remote location and participate in various mental and physical challenges, although Endurance contestants compete as pairs, and the outcome of the competitions determines which pair of players is eliminated.
In its six-year run between 2002–2008, each season began with a new slate of contestants, who were gradually eliminated as the season progressed until the remaining two teams competed to get all of the Endurance Pyramid pieces. The winning boy and girl received an all-expenses paid vacation package with their parents to an exotic location as the prize.
Production ended with the final episode of the sixth season, first aired on March 8, 2008. Reruns of Endurance continue to be televised in the U.S., on Hub Network, Discovery Kids's successor until July 22, 2013. Reruns on the Hub ended on October 14, 2011, until the show was brought back for reruns on April 2, 2012 but was once again cancelled. Spanish-dubbed reruns also air on weekends on Azteca America. Three seasons of Endurance were each nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Children's Series", however the show never won.
"Endurance" begins as 20 kids arrive on an island in the Pacific Ocean on an 82-foot ship. As the ship approaches the beach, the contestants are introduced and the game begins!
The remaining 14 contestants are formed into seven teams of two, following a tense mission to determine the picking order.
This episode opens with the kids playing on the beach, looking like they are having fun and are carefree. However, based on the kids' confessionals, that is not the case. Max, of the grey team, tells the cameras that things on the island somtimes get pretty slow. His partner, Jenna, says that she is noticing a lot of ""playful flirting"" between some of the other competitors. According to the kids, Chelsea has a thing for Max, and there is definitely something going on between Sabrina and Aaron.
The kids have been teamed up with their partners for a few days now, and Jonna says that everyone is happy with their partner. However, Lana, from the green team, says that although her partner, Trevor, is strong, she isn't sure they'll make a great team.
Trevor watches his competitors and makes many observations. It is obvious that Sabrina, from the yellow team, and Ashley, from the red team, are friends. At the same time, some people think that the grey team, as well as the yellow and red tea
As the episode opens, Sabrina, of the yellow team, explains that everyone is nervous about the upcoming temple mission. Chelsea, of the orange team, tells the cameras that her team is a target to be sent up to the Temple of Fate, but she isn't worried because she believes they'll do really well in the Temple Mission. Max, of the grey team, has a similar confidence and says that he isn't a target to be sent to the Temple anyway.
Later, the teams meet J.D. Roth on the beach, where they get their first look at that day's challenge. The challenge, called ""knotted up"" will force teammates to work together as they are connected by the waist with a giant rope that has a large knot in the center. The first team to untangle the knot in their rope wins the mission.
The teamates get into position, and as J.D. signals the beginning of the challenge, all teams rush toward the knot in their rope. The Red team (Christian and Ashley) and the Blue team (Jonna and Aaron) take an early lead, and are n
The morning after the Grey team's departure, J.D. met the kids near their huts,and gave Jonna Max's hat that he left behind. Along with the hat, Max left a note for Jonna. The note read: ""Give this to the next team you want to betray"".
Aaron and Jonna of the Blue team are both shocked and confused by the letter, because, as Aaron says to the cameras, he thought Max understood why his team was sent to the temple. Jonna tells the cameras that she didn't agree to sending the Grey team to temple, and usually speaks up when she doesn't agree with something. Lana, of the Green team, tells the cameras that when her team returned from the Temple, Jonna pretended she was happy for them, but Lana claims it was only an act. Lana promises that if the Green team wins the Endurance mission, the Blue team will recieve the Samadhi.
Later that afternoon, the teams arrive at the beach, where J.D. awaits for them. He explains to the teams that this weeks challenge is called ""Plat the Flag"" and is mo
From Discovery Kids.com
With just six teams remaining on the island, and the Purple team not allowed to participate because they received the Samadhi, the five eligible teams competed in their second Temple Mission: Squeeze Play. This mission was a mental challenge based on the questionnaire the contestants took at the rock the day before. The kids were asked the same questions as before, but this time they had to answer based on what they thought the majority of the group said. Ashley answered four questions correct in a row on the way to the Red team's first victory.
Now the hard part â€” picking two teams to send up to the Temple of Fate. At the Temple Selection the Red team announced that they were sending the Purple and Orange teams. This decision devastated Chelsea and Layla because they were best friends on the island and didn't want to be split up. They promptly spent the rest of the day together enjoying each other's company and making the most of their time. Both of their teams
A review of the first six episodes, and a preview of the upcoming competitions and events.
Weather becomes a critical factor in the competition; the Yellow Team vies with the Blue Team for most powerful as each team applies pressure to the other.
The five remaining teams made the trek over to the Temple Mission to compete for the right to stay on the island for at least two more days. The winning team will also have to make the tough decision on which two teams to send to the Temple of Fate.
The game, called ""Eruption"", was based on volcanoes. Pressure builds and builds under the earth's surface until it finally explodes, causing an eruption. This game was the ultimate test of strength and endurance as each team held on to a rope attached to a spring-loaded net containing water balloons that represented a volcano. The team who held on the longest would win ... sound simple? Not so fast. As the teams held on to their own rope, the entire structure holding the nets rose higher and higher off the ground making it nearly impossible to hold on. Since the Orange team had received the Samadhi, their rope was one foot shorter than everyone else's, making it that much harder for them to hold on.
After an intense a
From Discovery Kids.com With the Orange team's departure leaving the Green team to fend for itself against the powerful Blue-Red-Yellow alliance, the final four teams competed in another Endurance Mission.
As the girls walked up to the Endurance Mission, ""House of Cards"", they were shocked to find their partners buried in the sand up to their necks with their heads hidden beneath buckets. Modeled after the impressive construction of the Great Wall of China and intended to honor the many thousands of brave men and women who constructed it, the girls had to build a tower on their partner's head using blocks and pudding. The first one to pile all the blocks on their partner's head and maintain balance would win both the Pyramid Piece left by the Orange team and the right to dole out the Samadhi.
In a huge shift of power, the Green team won their first mission and with the reward of the Samadhi and the Pyramid Piece, moved into third place with two pieces. Since the Blue team had sent G
From Discovery Kids.com The final four teams competed in a very important Temple Mission to ensure that they did not have to make the journey to the Temple of Fate. The mission, called ""Dial In,"" was patterned after the science of cracking codes. Each team had to decode a message from a giant wheel with letters and numbers that, when lined up correctly, would reveal a question that the teams needed to answer.
Since the Blue team had received the Samadhi from the Green team, they had to start the game a staggering 15 seconds after everyone else. As soon as they got to their board they began cracking the code, and to everyone's shock, they finished first. Never before had a team that received the Samadhi won, and it sent a clear message to all the teams that Blue was the strongest team on the beach.
When it came time for Blue to decide who to send to Temple, they seesawed back and forth for hours. Of course an obvious choice was the Green team who, despite making it this far, was still
The final face-off between the red, blue, and yellow teams. When two teams leave for the Temple of Fate, who will come back?
From Discoverykids.com In the final Endurance Mission, ""Don't Drop the Ball,"" the Blue and Yellow teams competed for the final Pyramid Piece, which the Red Team left behind when they were eliminated from the island. In this game, each team was perched atop their own platform above the ocean. The object was for each team to hold a giant ball over their head for as long as they could. The first team to drop their ball into the ocean would lose. Jon and Sabrina of the Yellow team were steady the entire game, while Aaron and Jonna of the Blue team switched off to allow resting. This proved costly when, during one of their switchovers, they lost control of the ball and dropped it into the ocean, dashing their hopes of yet another victory. With the win, the Yellow team evened things up at five Pyramid Pieces for each team.
At the Final Temple, the Yellow team was shocked to discover the final Temple Mission was different from the ""Fire, Wood, and Water"" game the teams had become accustomed
Nearly one year after they first started the game, the 7 teams of ""Endurance"" come together to talk about their experiences on the show. The teens are shocked when they learn two of them will return to the island as a team for ""Endurance 2"".
Hosted by J.D. Roth
The second half of the Reuniuon special features clips from the competitions and never-before seen footage from the last days on the beach. We learn that the audience has voted for Max and Jenna to return to the island, but the votes from the 14 competitors are yet to be counted, and the results will remain a secret until ""Endurance 2"" premieres. Hosted by J.D. Roth
A recap of the best moments from "Endurance 1" is shown.