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The cable channel formally announces the show's move from sibling TLC.

[via press release from Discovery]


New Series WRECK CHASERS Moves from TLC to Discovery Channel for World Premiere on Monday, November 1 at 10PM (ET/PT)

(Silver Spring, Md.) - 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. Previously announced to premiere on TLC, the all-new, original series is moving to Discovery Channel for its world premiere on Monday, November 1, at 10PM (ET/PT).

With more than 200 registered towing companies and as many as 2,000 trucks prowling the streets of the City of Brotherly Love at any given time, tow-trucking in Philly is one of the most competitive and high stakes jobs in America. Patrolling the sometimes dangerous and gritty streets 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.

In this all new series, viewers are introduced to the towing family at "1-Unit," a diverse crew run by PJ and Mickey, two guys in the business since 1996 and 1998 respectively. These two veteran wreck chasers run a combined 31-person team, with a fleet of more than 18 trucks servicing the North and West parts of Philadelphia. Their team includes a cast of characters fit for the hard streets of Philly, including Redz, a wreck chaser; Pam, also known as "Tow Diva;" Lil' Man, the newest member of the 1-Unit crew; and Michelle, beautician and mother by day, wreck chaser by night.

New episodes of WRECK CHASERS can be seen every Monday at 10 and 10:30PM ET/PT beginning on November 1.

WRECK CHASERS is produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment for Discovery Channel. Joe Townley and Michael Yudin are executive producers. Jim Kowats is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel 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 is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 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.

  [october 2010]  


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