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[10/18/10 - 07:00 AM]
TLC Rides Through the Streets of Philadelphia in New Series "Wreck Chasers"
The six-part series launches on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from TLC]

TLC RIDES THROUGH THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA IN NEW SERIES "WRECK CHASERS"

"Wreck Chasers" Premieres on October 28 at 10 PM ET/PT

Philadelphia is the only city in the United States that allows 'wreck chasing,' a multi-million dollar business in which tow truck drivers compete to claim wrecks and collect cash. On Thursday, October 28 at 10 PM ET/PT, TLC will introduce viewers to the high speed adrenaline rush of wreck chasing with back-to-back half-hour premiere episodes of the new six-part series WRECK CHASERS. There are more than 200 registered towing companies and as many as 2,000 trucks prowl the streets of the City of Brotherly Love at any given time, making Philly tow-trucking one of the most competitive and high stakes jobs in America.

Patrolling the sometimes dangerous and gritty streets of Philadelphia day and night requires discipline, attitude and teamwork. Working hand-in-hand with police and rescue crews, the wreck chasers encounter high speed chases, witness serious accidents and are in constant competition with rivals. With miles of territory and strict boundaries, the business of wreck chasing is anything but ordinary.

Meet the cast of WRECK CHASERS:

Mickey and PJ - owners of "1-Unit" towing and veteran wreck chasers. Mickey is in charge of a 15-person team divided among eight trucks servicing North Philadelphia. Mickey has been wreck chasing since 1998 and is married with two children. PJ captains a 16-person crew, 10-vehicle fleet servicing West Philadelphia. He averages 150 tows a week and pulls in between 25-30 wrecks. PJ has been wreck chasing since 1996.

Redz - "1-Unit" wreck chaser. Redz is the crew's physically imposing, not-to-be-messed-with tough guy who is usually called in when things get ugly.

Pam - "1-Unit" blocker. Pam, also known as "Tow Diva," runs interference by blocking competing tow truck drivers from getting to wrecks before "1-Unit" does. Pam is also PJ's wife and mother of his nine children.

Lil' Man - "1-Unit" wreck chaser-in-training. Lil' Man is the newest member of the "1-Unit" crew. He's just over 5 feet tall, but has an outsized personality and tons of attitude.

Michelle - "1-Unit" wreck chaser. Michelle works days as a beautician and nights rigging up "the beast," one of the company's largest tow rigs. A mother of three young boys, her specialty is the $50 tow.

WRECK CHASERS is produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment for TLC.

About TLC

TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big World, What Not to Wear, 19 Kids and Counting, Say Yes to the Dress, and LA Ink. TLC added to its menu of programming with Cake Boss and continues to expand into the food genre. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story. The channel is available in more than 99 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.





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