James Hibberd
January 04, 2011 AT 09:09 PM EST

If you wanted to ditch your life and take on a new identity, could you get away with it? That’s the question being posed by a new series Discovery Channel just greenlit.

In Disappeared (working title), contestants are challenged to go “off the grid” and hide anywhere in the world from a team of investigators.

The real-life Running Man has Dirty Jobs producer Craig Piligian setting the stage, hiring a team of professionals that includes a computer expert, a psychological profiler, and a U.S. Marshal to a hunt down the covert contestants.

“It’s a giant game of hide-and-seek with a fair amount of high-tech wizardry,” says Discovery president and general manager Clark Bunting.

The series will debut sometime in 2011 and is one of about two dozen new shows that Discovery has in the works — the most in the network’s history.

Hmm, the contestants should hide out on CNN’s Parker Spitzer. Nobody will find them there!

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