Sportsman Channel Greenlights 'Dropped' for Second Season8/22/2012 6:10 PM Eastern
Sportsman Channel has dropped the Keefer brothers -- and that's a good thing for fans of the network's original series.
The outdoor proponent has greenlit a second season of Dropped: Project X, which will once again feature Chris and Casey Keefer engaging in a true survival expedition.
The siblings, last weekend, were dropped into an undisclosed remote and rugged locale, where their mission remains the same from the show's first season: survive for 30 days based on their skills as hunters, anglers and woodsmen. Sportsman is scheduled to begin airing their 30-day adventure in January.
"We are extremely excited to bring back Dropped: Project X for a second season as it was a fan-favorite and programming that excites, engages and entertains our viewers across many platforms from TV to digital to social media," said Graig Hale, vice president of business development, Sportsman Channel, in a statement. "Sportsman Channel continues to deliver unique concepts while staying true to what our viewers demand."
During Dropped: Project Alaska, the Keefers were in America's largest state for 30 days sans provisions and with 100 pounds of gear each. The brothers floated more than 100 river miles and survived despite many hair-raising and adventurous situations.
During the show's second season, the show again will chronicle the adventures of the Keefers, who this time are equipped with only 50 pounds of gear apiece and with limited rations. Like the rookie run, all their gear is for stalking, catching or killing big game animals and then preparing it.
"We are traveling farther than we did in season one," said Casey Keefer. "Although we are taking less gear with us this time around, there is a reason for that, but we aren't going to reveal it just yet as it might give away the location and our mission."
Noted Chris Keefer: "The one thing we heard the most from our fans last year is that they enjoyed the realism of the Alaskan hunt. We will again show the highs and lows of being in a remote location. Many aren't able to pull off a hunt like this, so we just have to go after it and get it for our fans."