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.
20 kids arrive in the mountains of Tehachapi for the new season of Endurance. They know a grueling competition awaits them and some are more confident than others. They meet the host JD Roth and he gives them a basic tour of the area; where they sleep, and where the Temple of Fate is. JD announces that no one will be leaving that day. Instead, six of them will be leaving the next day. They will play a mission to find out who has what it takes to be an official contestant on Endurance 4.
It's day two of competition, the partner selection. JD asks a one of the Jeszie who she would not want as a partner, she says Franke. Franke is disappointed to hear this because he want her as a partner. He then asks the whole group who the ideal partner for them would be, Shea speaks up and says Amelia, and Amelia wanted Shea as a partner. JD added a new twist and made the two the blue team right on the spot for speaking up. Then for the competition. Each competitor had to old up a log above their head with one hand as long as possible, the winner would be selecting the teams. Chris won in the end. He put together his team first, the yellow team, him and Callie. The next team was the red team, Franke and Erika, then purple, Jonathan and Daniela. Daniela wanted Michael as a partner and was kind of upset when she got paired up with with Jonathan. Then grey, John and Julie; orange, Michael and Kylie; and Green, Jeszie and Isaac. The teams are now set, next week will be the first temple mission and elimination.
Everyone's been guessing who has the best team, but now it's time to find out. The seven new teams are about to go head to head in their first Endurance Mission, and the dreaded Samadhi is on the line!
The stakes are raised as the teams battle it out in their first Temple Mission. As the competition heats up, alliances are revealed, enemies are made, and one team will leave the game for good!
The teams are expecting to play in a Endurance Mission... but JD announces that this mission will be for something much bigger then the samadhi!
The teams must work together with other teams in the next temple mission. It's green, yellow, and red vs. orange, blue, and purple. The winning super teams must pick two teams on the opposing team to go to the Temple of Fate, where only one team will be awarded the chance to stay in the game.
Only 10 of the original 20 contestants remain. In this recap episode you can see highlights of the first grueling week.
The five remaining teams are surprised with a huge twist, with one team being eliminated at the Temple of Fate.
A favorite game returns as the teams compete in a Temple Mission. One team is eliminated at the Temple of Fate.
After the four remaining teams test their strength in the Endurance Mission, a discussion about the Samadhi erupts into a shouting match for one team. But up on the hill the painful decision makes emotions run high for everyone!
The last Endurance Mission.
The green team has the samadhi, and it will put them at a huge disadvantage in the next temple mission. The teams that don't win this mission will automatically be sent to the Temple of Fate. Can the green team overcome their disadvantage? Or, will another team win the crucial challenge. Find out in this episode in which the final two teams are revealed.
The final two teams battle for the last pyramid pieces before the final Temple of Fate.
The final two teams go up to the Temple of Fate to battle it out for the trip to Costa Rica!
A recap of the best moments in Endurance: Tehachapi is shown.