or


[11/04/08 - 01:24 PM]
New Discovery Channel Series 'Wreckreation Nation' Celebrates America's Most Unique and Ingenius Pasttimes
"Last Comic Standing's" Dave Mordal hosts the series, due in January.

[via press release from Discovery]

NEW DISCOVERY CHANNEL SERIES 'WRECKREATION NATION' CELEBRATES AMERICA'S MOST UNIQUE AND INGENIUS PASTTIMES

-- Host Dave Mordal Takes on Punkin Chunkin, Barstool Sledding and Rock Crawling --

(Silver Spring, Md) � Dave Mordal (of NBC's Last Comic Standing) is a man who takes his job very seriously � even when that job is playing Bigfoot paintball. He immerses himself in unique and often highly competitive situations, daring to take on the local experts, be it in swamp buggy racing or cowboy action shooting. He is unmatched in his commitment to shotgun bowling and pumpkin boat regattas. In WRECKREATION NATION, a 13-part world premiere series airing January 2009, Mordal seeks out ingenious, dangerous and dubious ways Americans find to kill time.

In this all-new series, host Dave Mordal travels the nation in search of bizarre hometown traditions, unusual competitions and downright peculiar pastimes that make this country unique. Each episode highlights the adventurous attitudes and fanatical dedication of people across the country � and the lengths they will go in order to have a little fun!

To date, Mordal has taken part in an Iowa/Illinois tug of war across the Mississippi River; raced a 25 mph lawn mower in Delaware, Ohio; sparred with barbarians, Romans, elves and samurai in Somerset, Pennsylvania; paddled a boat made out of cardboard in Heber Springs, Arkansas; set off fireworks with self-described pyro enthusiasts in Gillette, Wyoming; and attended alligator wrestling school in Mosca, Colorado. Just to name a few.

Think your town has a competition that fits the bill? Have a hobby that makes your friends roll their eyes? Log on to http://dsc.stage.discovery.com/tv/wreckreation-nation/submit.html and submit your idea. Mordal may be just crazy enough to take you up on the challenge.

WRECKREATION NATION is produced for Discovery Channel by True Entertainment. Rob Fox, Glenda Hersh, Jo Honig and Steven Weinstock are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is executive producer.

About Dave Mordal

Dave Mordal has done it all: He's been a Marine, a heavy equipment operator, a stand-up comedian and now a television host. Dave came out of Nowhere, Minnesota to make it to the big time comedy spotlight, much to the enjoyment of cringe-humor fans everywhere. He was most recently on NBC's Last Comic Standing 3 where he finished in second place. For more information about Dave, visit www.davemordal.net.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About True Entertainment

True Entertainment is a subsidiary of Endemol, the largest television producer in the world. True Entertainment was founded by Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock. True's Emmy award winning credits include scripted and unscripted reality programming for ABC, NBC, Lifetime, MTV, Bravo, E!, TLC, Style, Discovery, Discovery Health, Court TV, WE and others. True is currently producing The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Bravo and an upcoming series Wreckreation Nation for Discovery launching in first quarter of 2009. True's long running series include: Emmy Award winning A Baby Story for TLC, Whose Wedding is it Anyway for Style and Mystery Diagnosis for Discovery Health. Other recent credits include: Band in a Bubble for MTV and Guinness World Records Live! for NBC.





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· WRECKREATION NATION (DISCOVERY)









[07/01/15 - 04:47 PM]
OWN's "The Haves and the Have Nots" Sets New Record as Most-Watched Season Premiere in Network History with 3.3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 03:07 PM]
SundanceTV Unveils Premiere Dates for Emmy(R) Panels Featured in "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter"
Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ricky Gervais, Lena Dunham, Bob Odenkirk and Fred Armisen are among the featured auspices.

[07/01/15 - 01:51 PM]
"MythBusters" Returns This Summer with All-New Episodes Beginning Saturday, July 18th
The science bonanza starts when hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempt to blow a boat clean out of the water using 1,000 lbs of high explosives.

[07/01/15 - 01:44 PM]
FOX-Record 8.4 Million Watch USA Defeat Germany and Advance to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Final
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 12:45 PM]
"Suits" Continues to Set the Bar High as USA Network Renews the Hit Original Drama for a Sixth Season
"'Suits' has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA," said Chris McCumber.

[07/01/15 - 12:27 PM]
DIY Network's "Building Belushi" Premieres on July 11 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The six-episode series follows Jim and his team of experts as they build a riverfront retreat cabin outside of Medford in Southern Oregon.

[07/01/15 - 11:38 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" Airs This Friday at 9/8c
The epic chase for prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt is over, however many questions still remain in this investigation.

[07/01/15 - 11:04 AM]
Video: A Special Announcement from "Review's" Forrest MacNeil
The Andy Daly-led comedy kicks off its second season on Thursday, July 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Teen Beach Craze Swells as 7.5 Million Viewers Tune in for the Premiere of "Teen Beach 2" on Disney Channel
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, June 26.

[07/01/15 - 10:35 AM]
A Panel of Celebrities Work Together "To Tell the Truth" on ABC's New Comedic Variety Show
The all new version will take the excitement to another level featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series.

[07/01/15 - 10:22 AM]
E! Picks Up Hit Series "Botched" for Season Three to Air in 2016
"Botched's" second season mid-season finale airs July 12 at 9:00/8:00c, and the series will return this fall with eight episodes that will conclude season two.

[07/01/15 - 10:16 AM]
Spike Presents an Inside Look at the Life and Career of the Unforgettable and Widely Celebrated Comedic Performer, Chris Farley
"I Am Chris Farley" features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade and more!

[07/01/15 - 10:09 AM]
E! and Esquire Network Deliver Significant Ratings Growth in Second Quarter
E! and Esquire Network spin the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/01/15 - 09:52 AM]
"Zoo" Premieres as the Summer's Most-Watched New Scripted Series
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 09:23 AM]
Academy(R) Award Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in "Roots"
Fishburne will play Haley, the author of the novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.