Fifth season of Discovery Kids’ Endurance starts Saturday

Endurance: High Sierras, the fifth season of the Survivor-style reality show for teenagers, debuts tomorrow on Discovery Kids at 8:30 p.m. While the series has found a home on NBC’s Saturday mornings for its previous seasons, it will now air just on Discovery Kids.

A cast of 20, including two selected by viewers, will “confront physical and mental challenges unlike anything they’ve experienced before and handle some unexpected dramatic twists that leave them reeling,” Discovery Kids says in a press release. The competition will take place “at a new secret and rugged mountain location.”

One of those challenges, the episode description for the first episode says, will narrow the group immediately. It says “they’ll have to survive a daring elimination before they can become an official Endurance player.”

High Sierras: Balance is the Key [Discovery Kids]

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