Alaina and Morgan along with Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis, NBA champion Metta World Peace, supermodel Paulina Porizkova, NFL legend Mike Singletary, "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin and television personalities Colton Underwood ("The Bachelor") and Eboni K. Williams ("The Real Housewives of New York City") trade the comforts of their daily lives for two weeks of brutal living conditions and intense physical and emotional challenges to raise money for their favorite charities.
Showtime sports announcer Mauro Ranallo will host the show, which premieres 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT Wednesday, March 16 on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+*.
"'Beyond the Edge' is the most extreme celebrity format ever attempted," said executive producer Greg Goldman in a statement. "The day before we started principal photography, all of the producers looked at each other with the sinking feeling that this celebrity cast might see where they were living for up to two weeks – the harsh jungles of Panama – and just bolt. To the contrary, we were amazed by how these icons pushed themselves to their breaking points, showing incredible mental fortitude and physical tenacity. And all for an incredible cause: to raise money for charities that are near and dear to their hearts."
A press release announcing "Beyond the Edge" said the cast would endure torrential downpours, scorching heat, and deadly wildlife in the intense competition. There are no judges or eliminations – instead, the celebrities must rely on their determination and physical ability and have faith in their teammates to succeed. For each challenge their team wins, the stars raise more money for their charities. If conditions get too harsh and they want to leave – they can ring a bell to go home.
At the end of two weeks, the top two earners will face off in one final adventure to compete for the title of BEYOND THE EDGE champion and win even more money for their charity of choice.
The charities are Alaina (The Next Door); Morgan (Operation Finally Home); Lewis (Johns Hopkins Children's Center); Peace (The Artest University); Porizkova (ACLU Foundation); Singletary (Changing Our Perspective); Sweetin (Girls Inc.); Underwood (Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation); and Williams (Safe Horizons).