Four crew members were sent out to capture the brave contestants building a self-sufficient community without the convenience of modern tools and surviving an entire year without modern day conveniences including the Internet.
And there was plenty of drama - of biblical proportions.
Sexual jealousy, physical altercations and extreme hunger fueled tensions in the wild that, over time, whittled the number of contestants down from 23 to 10. Unlike CBS's Survivor, these participants left voluntarily.
Similar to the way in which Jeff Probst extinguished the torches representing the lives of scorned survivors, Eden snuffed itself out when the network stopped airing the show after only four hour-long episodes in July and August.