Life After People: The Series is a documentary television series that began premiering on April 21, 2009 on the History Channel. The program is a spin-off of the documentary film Life After People, and also received a sequel that aired in Latin America. The series features material not previously mentioned in the original documentary film.
The History Channel announced that Life After People: The Series would return for a second season in January, 2010.
The series shares the same tagline as original documentary film:
Welcome to Earth...Population: Zero.
With an audience of 5.4 million viewers, the original documentary film was the most watched program ever on the History Channel. Aftermath: Population Zero, a program with a similar premise, aired on the National Geographic Channel in March 2008.
In the program, scientists and other experts speculate about what the Earth, animal life, and plant life might be like if, suddenly, humanity no longer exists, as well as the effect humanity's disappearance might have on the artificial aspects of civilization. Speculation is based upon documented results of the sudden removal of humans from a geographical area and the possible results that would occur if humanity discontinues its maintenance of buildings and urban infrastructure.
The series features the gradual and post-apocalyptic disintegration of urban civilization in a time span of 10,000 years after humanity suddenly vanished. The hypotheses are depicted using CGI dramatizations of the possible fate of iconic structures and landmarks (e.g., The Pyramids, the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, the Space Needle, the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Hoover Dam).
Life After People does not speculate about the cause or manner of humanity's sudden disappearance.
|Season no.||Episode no.||Title||Contents||Buildings and objects included|
|1||Episode 1||The Bodies Left Behind||
This episode talks about Egyptian mummies, Houston and Boston.
|Egyptain Mummies, cryonically frozen bodies, Sistine Chapel, Ross Island Huts, USS Constitution, ISS, North Church, JPMorgan Chase Tower, Houston Astrodome, Bunker Hill Bridge, John Hancock Tower, Statue of Liberty|
This episode talks about London, Atlanta and animals like dogs and pigs.
|Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, John Hancock Tower, The L Train, Sears Tower, Wrigley Field, Stone Mountain|
|Episode 3||The Capital Threat||
This episode talks about Washington D.C and Los Angeles.
|US Bank Tower, US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, LA City Hall, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall|
|Episode 4||Heavy Metal||
This episode talks about New York and St. Louis.
|Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Gateway Arch, Rockefeller Center, Federal Reserve of New York, Roosevelt Island Tramway|
|Episode 5||The Invaders||
This episode talks about Miami, Shanghai, Phoenix, and invasive species.
|Taj Mahal, Oriental Pearl Tower, Seven Mile Bridge, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Chase Tower (Phoenix), Blue and Green Diamond Towers, Kennedy Space Center|
|Episode 6||Bound and Buried||This episode talks about the fate of Humanity's artifacts, bound or buried.||Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, Mona Lisa, Petronas Towers, Svalbard Global Seed Vault, San Francisco's Cable Cars, Lascaux Cavern, Liberty Bell, Declaration Of Independence|
|Episode 7||Sin City Meltdown||This episode talks about the fate of Las Vegas and Atlantic City.||Luxor Hotel, Stratosphere Tower, Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Hilton Resort, Lucy the Margate Elephant, Madame Tussauds's Las Vegas, Screeching Eagle Roller Coaster, Steel Pier, Voyager I spacecraft|
|Episode 8||Armed & Defenseless||This episode talks about the fate of Humanity's military technology.||Dairy cows, USS Missouri, Aloha Tower, Wells Fargo Center, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Nuclear missiles|
|Episode 9||Roads to Nowhere||This episode talks about Detroit and San Antonio, and the fate of Humanity's vehicle technology.||Oil refineries, Cars, Ambassador Bridge, Tower Life Building, The Alamo, Renaissance Center|
|Episode 10||Waters of Death||This episode talks about the fate of Seattle, Dubai and Moscow, as well as New Orleans.||Meteorological Satellites, Gulf of Mexico's oil platforms, Space Needle, New Orleans's levees, Seattle's seawall, St. Basil's Cathedral, Burj Al Arab, One Shell Square, Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas|
|Wrath of God||This episode talks about the fate of religious structures as well as objects associated with religion.||Sheep, black cats, Anatolian Sheep Dogs, rattlesnakes, St. Peter's Basilica, Shroud of Turin, Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Jubilee Church, Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer|
|Episode 12||Toxic Revenge||This episode talks about the fate of humanity's toxic legacy.||International Railway Bridge, Chlorine railcars, Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, MetLife Building, Nuclear power plants|
|Episode 13||Crypt of Civilization||This episode talks about the fate of Humanity's stored artifacts.||Library of Congress, John Paul Jone's crypt, KEO Satellite, Crypt of Civilization, Marine War Corps Memorial, German shepherds, The Gherkin|
|Episode 14||Last Supper||This episode talks about the fate of Humanity's food.||Sugar refineries, food, grocery stores, Randy's Donuts, Taipei 101, guide dogs, The Last Supper|
|Episode 15||Home Wrecked Home||This episode talks about the fate of every house on the planet, from humble houses, to magnificent mansions, to the tallest residences in the world.||Stahl House, San Remo, Co-Op City, Hearst Castle, Corbis Archive, Burj Khalifa, Igloos, Natural gas tanks|
|Episode 16||Holiday Hell||This episode talks about the fate of Humanity's holiday destinations.||Turkeys, Reindeer, Aldridge's Always Christmas Store, Silver Bullet Roller Coaster, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, fireworks factory, Palm Spring's windmills, fruitcake|
|Episode 17||Waves of Devastation||This episode shows what the devastating power of water can do if left unchecked.||Boijmans Museum, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Folsom Dam, Santa Monica Pier, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge|
|Episode 18||Sky's the Limit||This episode talks about Humanity's aerial technologies.||Air Force One, LAX Airport, KTAO Radio Station, Cassini-Huygens, Spirit Of St. Louis, KVLY-TV mast|
|Episode 19||Depths of Destruction||This episode talks about the impact of the deep in a life after people.||Cheyenne Mountain, The Geysers, Carlsbad Cavers, Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, Capitol Records Building|
|Episode 20||Take Me to Your Leader||This episode talks about the fate of the seats of power of Humanity's leaders, as well as their tombs.||Bo, White House, Palace of Versailles, Forbidden City, Monticello, Grant's Tomb, United Nations HQ|