Flake, New Mexico senator get bipartisan on a deserted island

Reality show coming to Discovery Channel

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."

New Mexico Democrat Martin Heinrich and Arizona Republican Jeff Flake say they hope their adventure, which is scheduled to air Oct. 29 on Discovery, inspires their colleagues in Washington to work together.

Discovery says the show was filmed during the August break on the island of Eru in the Marshall Islands. In a statement, Discovery describes the island "as an utterly unforgiving deserted destination where the reefs alone are fraught with dangers that include venomous stonefish, lionfish and scorpion fish."

Discovery says the senators came up with the idea to show their colleagues and the world that if you want to survive, you have to work together.