The Colony
The Colony



First Aired

Jul 21, 2009


The Colony


Network: Discovery

Status: Ended


The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings. Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak.


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Arrival and Survival

Episode 1

Ten volunteers enter an experimental post-catastrophe world to see if... Read more

Power Struggle

Episode 2

With their power supply dwindling, the volunteers attempt to build... Read more

Comfort in Chaos

Episode 3

After securing the basic necessities for survival, the volunteers focus... Read more

Safety and Security

Episode 4

After an attack shatters the volunteers' sense of security, they... Read more

A Stranger Among Us

Episode 5

The volunteers have the opportunity to up their electricity and... Read more

Loss and Communication

Episode 6

The volunteers are rocked by the disappearance of a treasured... Read more

A Test of Faith

Episode 7

The Colonists run into missionaries on a river trip, and... Read more

Recon Mission

Episode 8

A kidney stone puts Joey down for the count, and... Read more

Breaking Point

Episode 9

The colonists work on a scout vehicle and make some... Read more


Episode 10

Mike recovers from a nasty crash and helps the others... Read more

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