Tonight is the premiere of TNT's latest reality series, "72 Hours". The series features nine strangers who are banded together in teams of three and enter into the wild "with nothing more than the shirts on their back and a bottle of water." Their mission is simple - they have 72 hours to find a briefcase containing $100,000. Their ordeal will push them mentally, physically and emotionally.
The show is hosted by Brian Johnson, who previously hosted HGTV's "My Yard Goes Disney" and appeared on Disney's "Shake It Up". He believes this series is the real deal "in a day and age where people are saturated with scripted reality."
"How they're able to communicate and work together as a team is either going to make them or break them," Johnson says. "Could you really make it through the 72 hours when the advancement and success depends on a total stranger you've never met?"
Each episode will feature a unique 72 hour competition with new competitors and be filmed in different locations such as the Southern Rockies, Fiji and New Zealand.
Johnson believes that the competitors, as well as home viewers, will walk away from the show with something.
“My whole philosophy is that if you’re not on the edge, you’re not close enough. When it comes to life, I want to squeeze the lemon as hard as I can,” he said. “The show is really a metaphor for life. I always say that the breakdowns are the breakthroughs.”
"72 Hours" premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on TNT.