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Hunted: CBS orders real-life Fugitive reality series

Ordinary people go on the lam in an attempt to evade skilled trackers

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WANTED MAN Harrison Ford stars as a doctor wrongly accused of killing his wife in The Fugitive
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Ever wonder whether you could successfully evade the law, just like Richard Kimble from The Fugitive? CBS may have the answer for you.

The network has picked up Hunted, a new one-hour reality show in which participants are “challenged” to go on the lam in an attempt to sidestep “the world’s most highly skilled investigators and trackers.” The series is based on the format of a U.K. show from Shine TV. 

“Hunted is a compelling new alternative series format, which our alternative department had been tracking for a while, that feels tailor made for CBS,” said CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller in a statement. “It combines the suspense of a crime drama with the thrill of a competition reality series and some very topical social issues.”

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CBS says the show will follow ordinary people as they attempt “the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world, as professional investigators combine state of the art tracking methods with traditional tactics to narrow down the search area.” Here’s the rest of the official logline: “From searching their target’s home and scouring Internet and cell phone histories to identifying behavioral patterns, they look for clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture.”

If you’d like to be one of the chosen few who get to evade the coppers (yeah?), application information will be announced at a later date.