The Colony

Ended Tuesday / 7:00pm Discovery 45 min.
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.

Season 2

10 Episodes

Sep 28 2010
Sep 21 2010
Defense 2x08
VOPA returns, leading to contact with loved ones; a pending attack starts the colonists on the path to escape.
Sep 14 2010
Tick 2x07
The colonists deal with deception in the fight for food resources, as a stranger living among them reveals himself.
Sep 07 2010
Skout 2x06
While trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the colonists discover that the water source has been heavily contaminated, and a leadership struggle breaks out.
Aug 31 2010
The colonists are put to the test when one of their own is abducted and a ransom note demands their resources.
Aug 24 2010
Aug 17 2010
Trust 2x03
The Colonists look toward sustainability, but dwindling resources and the introduction of two outsiders to the experiment upset the balance. Later, the Colonists are attacked while scavenging for supplies outside the Colony.
Aug 10 2010
To secure their house from a new hostile threat, the colonists try to make an electrical power plant from rotting pig carcasses and an old tractor. And with food running low, Jim and Deville hunt game in the bayou.
Aug 03 2010
Seven strangers from all walks of life enter a ground breaking real life experiment to see if they can survive and rebuild after a simulated viral apocalypse wipes out most of humanity.
Jul 27 2010

Season 1

10 Episodes

Exodus 1x10
Mike recovers from a nasty crash and helps the others beef up the Colony's defenses. Then, the Colonists race to finish the escape truck before the marauders launch their final offensive.
Sep 22 2009
The colonists work on a scout vehicle and make some customized changes on their escape truck. Tempers flare when the traders return. A colonist hits his breaking point.
Sep 15 2009
A kidney stone puts Joey down for the count, and while he recovers, the Colonists are surprised by a new arrival and a very wet situation. Mike and Vlad set out on what turns into a dangerous recon mission.
Sep 08 2009
The Colonists run into missionaries on a river trip, and John V's moral compass is shaken. The arrival of two new visitors creates an internal rift and the group must sacrifice one of their own to survive.
Sep 01 2009
The volunteers are rocked by the disappearance of a treasured member during a search party mission. The loss spurs them to build a collection of communication devices in hopes that their missing member is somewhere out there…listening.
Aug 25 2009
The volunteers have the opportunity to up their electricity and power capabilities when they scavenge a stock of abandoned solar panels. But the experiment takes a violent turn when a stranger breeches their security and tries to steal their supplies.
Aug 18 2009
After an attack shatters the volunteers' sense of security, they must focus on building weapons and fortifying the warehouse. But before they can finish, a truckload of gun-toting traders arrives to test the volunteers' unity.
Aug 11 2009
After securing the basic necessities for survival, the volunteers focus on the one creature comfort they can't live without: a hot shower. But focusing on comfort leaves them open to a massive attack that threatens their long-term survival.
Aug 04 2009
With their power supply dwindling, the volunteers attempt to build a generator that runs on smoke from wood scraps. When they scavenge the nearby streets for supplies, they must face off with a motorcycle-riding thug.
Jul 28 2009
Ten volunteers enter an experimental post-catastrophe world to see if they can survive and rebuild after a global disaster. Cordoned off in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse, they must secure shelter, filter water, and defend their new home from thieves.
Jul 21 2009