[03/13/09 - 09:01 AM]
Discovery Channel's Emmy Award Winning Original Series Cash Cab Returns for a Fourth Season April 20th
New this season: random contestants are given the opportunity to double their winnings in the "double ride" portion of the show.

[via press release from Discovery]


(Silver Spring, Md.) � The Emmy award winning series Cash Cab returns for an all new season beginning Monday, April 20th at 6:30 pm ET/PT, bringing new challenges to the unsuspecting contestant. Hail the Cash Cab and you might win money for correctly answering a series of trivia questions-- but answer three questions wrong, and you're out on the street. Tune in to find out why New Yorkers are standing on street corners hoping to get picked up.

Host Ben Bailey is back for a fourth season, picking up unsuspecting contestants on the streets of New York City and giving them a chance to win big money on the way to their destination. New this season, random contestants are given the opportunity to double their winnings in the "double ride" portion of the show.

Ben Bailey got his start answering phones at LA's famed Comedy Store when he was mistaken for a comic in the green room. The booker, seeing that the other comics in the room could not get enough of Ben's humor,hired him on the spot. After a few years of performing in Los Angeles, Ben moved back to New York and for two solid years went to open-mic nights to hone his craft. He hasn't stopped making people laugh since. Ten years of stand-up later, Ben jumped at the chance to host Cash Cab, though he needed to pass the city's exam to get his cabbie's license!

Cash Cab is produced for the Discovery Channel by Lion Television. Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are the executive producers for Lion Television; Kelly Lueschow is executive producer for 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.

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