What would you do if you were stripped of everything you own — and we mean, everything — for 21 days? Do you think you'd have what it takes to go about your daily routine without clothing, money, or — gasp! — a smartphone?
We'll see if ordinary Americans are up to that very task in the newly greenlit series Stripped, which is set to premiere this summer. This new social experiment, based on the hit format from Endemol Shine Group company, Metronome Denmark, will have participants give up of all of their material possessions, from clothing to furniture to money, for 21 days with only toilet paper, water, and food rations provided. So yes, that means they'll have to strip down to their birthday suits in front of a camera crew and the whole world, as you can see in the above sneak peek of the series. All the while, they still have to go about their daily lives, doing things like showing up to work and hanging out with friends. Can you say cringeworthy?
Each day, participants will be able to get back one item they absolutely can't live without from a mobile storage container with their belongings located a half-mile away from their home. And what do they get after surviving three weeks of an experiment that "most Americans would consider insane"? Well, there are no prizes at the end of Stripped, at least of the tangible variety, but participants will find that figuring out what really matters to them most will prove to be a life-changing experience.
“This is a fun and intriguing new space for the network," Shari Levine, EVP, Current Production, Bravo Media, said in a statement. “It looks and feels different from our other offerings, but the core of ‘Stripped’ is pure Bravo. It captures entertaining stories of real people undergoing dramatic life changes. This is not a competition, there are no prizes, yet each person walks away with more insight than they could have imagined.”
Stripped is set to premiere this summer. Until then, get ready for the Season 9 premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City on Wednesday, April 5 at 9/8c, which, funnily enough, also includes some stripped-down moments.