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[08/30/17 - 09:41 AM]
Discovery Announces Fall Schedule of Original Programming
Highlights include a variety of all-new unscripted series, documentaries and the highly-anticipated return of the network's most iconic game show.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL ANNOUNCES FALL SLATE OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

(LOS ANGELES) - Discovery Channel has a packed line-up for the fall with a variety of all-new unscripted series, documentaries and the highly-anticipated return of the network's most iconic game show.

The Emmy(R) winning series CASH CAB will return to Discovery in 2017, with a new spin as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America's favorite celebrities and Host Ben Bailey in the driver's seat. Monday nights will rev up even more with the return of such iconic Motor Monday series as DIESEL BROTHERS and STREET OUTLAWS along with the all-new series GEAR DOGS. Other key programming highlights will include THE BUSH LEAGUE (W/T), an all-new competition series that takes bush crafting to the next level; HOT GREASE, an all-new Discovery Impact film about the green energy frontier; KILLING FIELDS: ISLE OF WIGHT (W/T), a new spin off of the popular Discovery true crime series; and the return of GOLD RUSH, the network's #1-rated show and FAST N' LOUD with motor mastermind Richard Rawlings.

Below you'll find a selection of key show highlights and air dates.

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

GOLD RUSH

Returns Friday, October 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery

The gold miners of Discovery's #1-rated show are back. And this year, the rivalry among the miners has reached new levels. But will they be able to put their money where their mouth is? Before the new mining season even kicks off, gold miner Todd Hoffman lays everything on the line and wagers a massive bet with 22-year-old Parker Schnabel. The ever-confident Todd believes he can pull in the most gold this season. If not, he owes Parker 100 ounces of gold worth over $100,000 dollars. This sets off a head-to-head competition for the season between these two rivals. At 8 PM ET/PT, just before the official GOLD RUSH season premiere, Discovery will broadcast an all-new live event featuring the mine bosses hashing it out and fielding real-time audience phone calls and Facebook questions

THE BUSH LEAGUE (W/T)

All-new series premieres this fall on Discovery

Across the country, the bushcraft movement is growing. It is built on primitive wisdom, ingenuity, hard-won wilderness skills and a desire for self-reliance. But who are the best at their craft? THE BUSH LEAGUE (w/t), an all-new competition series, will see a group of wild artisans set out to prove who is the ultimate master. Born out of primitive skills gatherings happening all over the USA, the art of bushcrafting was once handed down from person to person. But today it's on a much larger scale with the power of social media allowing bushcrafters to challenge each other to more and more elaborate builds. Now legendary Bush Master Matt Graham is leading the charge on a whole new level of competition and hosting an elite series of bushcraft summits deep in the wilds of Matt's home state of Utah. In these summits, two master bushcrafters will compete head to head in a bushcraft build-off themed to a specific environment, topography and primitive living challenge.

HOT GREASE

All-new Discovery Impact film premieres this fall on Discovery

HOT GREASE hits the streets of Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, telling the surprising story of how an environmentally beneficial industry has been built around an ostensibly worthless raw material - spent kitchen grease. With Congress considering elevating renewable fuel standards to unprecedented levels, potentially yielding billions in profits for the industry's evangelists, the film is a real-life illustration of the challenges in trying to achieve the American Dream on the expanding green energy frontier - and the rewards that come with triumph. With insights from the innovators, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and grease collectors, HOT GREASE follows the start of an industry as people are trying to carve out their piece of this modern-day "gold rush." Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace, and Jessica Wolfson.

KILLING FIELDS ISLE OF WIGHT (W/T)

All-new series premieres this fall on Discovery

Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas -- known as killing fields -- dozens of deaths remain mysteries. This fall, Discovery will travel to the farmlands of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, a small town located near the Chesapeake Bay. But this seemingly idyllic community reveals a dark past when the sheriff's office re-opens a brutal homicide case and discovers more than anticipated.

CASH CAB

Returns this fall on Discovery

In a city with over 13,000 taxis, there's only one New Yorkers should keep their eyes peeled for... the CASH CAB! The Emmy(R) winning series will return to Discovery in 2017, with a new spin, as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America's favorite celebrities! Revived and revved up, with Ben Bailey in the driver's seat, unwitting passengers enter the Cash Cab expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in for a potentially lucrative ride. Dodging New York City traffic, these lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If these riders get three questions wrong, though, they're out on the street. All new episodes will feature some of the top names in comedy, film and TV... who will even get behind the wheel of the cab itself, picking up lucky passengers.

FAST N' LOUD

Returns this fall on Discovery

An all-new season of Fast N' Loud returns as motor mastermind Richard Rawlings and his crew search the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at their Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. Usually showcasing the local customs and characters while they're out on road trips. But will their blood, sweat and beers translate into cold hard cash?

FULL LIST BELOW

DISCOVERY CHANNEL FALL PROGRAMMING GUIDE

AMERICAN MADE INVENTORS

All-new special airs Friday, September 1 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

Three inventors come to Dave's ranch for the opportunity of a lifetime: to pitch their inventions, including a shoe insole, an ice-fishing tool, and a car-catching device meant to end high-speed pursuits, as they hope to secure a partnership for market.

DIESEL BROTHERS

Motor Monday series returns on Monday, September 4 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery

Longtime buddies Heavy D and Diesel Dave started their business off by buying used, or broken down trucks and tricking them out for sales, while posting their best pranks and stunt driving on social media. Millions of hits later, Dieselsellerz.com has become the destination for diesel lovers looking for pimped out trucks, crazy stunts, and hilarious antics. This season on DIESEL BROTHERS, the guys get an invite to race the legendary Mint 400, but have to build a race truck in just a week to get there. Having always aspired to race, Heavy D fulfills his childhood dream to drive a monster truck, which he does at the Monster Truck World Finals. Beyond builds, the guys also attend the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, where they track down a one-of-a-kind, AWD, hydrostatic diesel motorcycle.

GEAR DOGS

All-new Motor Monday series premieres Monday, September 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

Car fanatic Nate Boyer will build and customize anything that moves. As the owner of Kultured Customs, a thriving hot rod and car resto-mod shop, Nate is always looking for the next big project to reap huge profits. Now, he is taking his biggest gamble yet and opening "The Doghouse" - a community garage that's open to hobbyists and auto mechanics (aka 'Dogs') looking to test their build skills. Nate rigorously vets promising candidates that will use his space, equipment, and brains in exchange for a cut of their final flip. The Doghouse opens its doors to Discovery Channel in the all-new series GEAR DOGS, premiering September 4.

DEADLIEST CATCH: Johnathan Hillstrand Legacy

Special episode airs Tuesday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

Captain John Hillstrand is complicated character - elite fisherman, tough-as-nails captain, brawler and Bering Sea prankster. You name it, John has probably done it twice. But now, he's also about to retire. In this special episode, Discovery will dive deep into the career of this fabled skipper. How did he climb to the top of one of the world's toughest jobs and stay there? The special will dig into John's highs and lows, what makes the captain tick and see if he's got any surprises up his sleeve.

STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX

All-new series premieres Tuesday, September 19 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery

Ralph Friedman is the most decorated detective in NYPD history, with over 2,000 arrests to his name. This fall, the legendary NYPD detective will take viewers inside the white-knuckle cases he investigated while working the streets of the Bronx. Detective Friedman began his police career in the 41st precinct during the turbulent 1970's. He was promoted to detective after five years on the job and his extraordinary career has been commemorated with 219 awards, including the departments second-highest honor: The Police Combat Cross. He found his true calling with the NYPD and developed an impressive reputation among both the department and criminals he locked up.

ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER

Returns Sunday, October 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery

For eighty years, the Kilcher family legacy has flourished in the deep Alaskan wilderness. Now, chronic damage has put that legacy in jeopardy and the Kilchers will embark on their greatest challenge yet: a complete homestead overhaul! The family will need to utilize every piece of heavy machinery in their arsenal to repair age-old structures, improve the family's water system, revamp fences, construct new buildings, and protect the animals to ensure that the homestead survives for future generations. If they aren't successful, their way of life will not continue. Before any work can begin, however, the family must first dig out from the worst snowstorm in four years.

GOLD RUSH

Returns Friday, October 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery

The gold miners of Discovery's #1-rated show are back. And this year, the rivalry among the miners has reached new levels. But will they be able to put their money where their mouth is? Before the new mining season even kicks off, gold miner Todd Hoffman lays everything on the line and wagers a massive bet with 22-year-old Parker Schnabel. The ever-confident Todd believes he can pull in the most gold this season. If not, he owes Parker 100 ounces of gold worth over $100,000 dollars. This sets off a head-to-head competition for the season between these two rivals. At 8 PM ET/PT, just before the official GOLD RUSH season premiere, Discovery will broadcast an all-new live event featuring the mine bosses hashing it out and fielding real-time audience phone calls and Facebook questions

FAST N' LOUD

Returns this fall on Discovery

An all-new season of Fast N' Loud returns as motor mastermind Richard Rawlings and his crew search the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at their Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. Usually showcasing the local customs and characters while they're out on road trips. But will their blood, sweat and beers translate into cold hard cash?

ESCOBAR'S MILLIONS (W/T)

All-new series premieres this fall on Discovery

At one time the most wanted man on the planet, Pablo Escobar buried masses of his estimated multi-billion-dollar fortune all over Colombia. Legends say the vast majority of it has never been found. With never-before-granted access and Colombian government support, two former intelligence officers armed with the skills and training from 10 years of work in the CIA go on the hunt for the alleged hidden treasure in this all-new series.

KILLING FIELDS: ISLE OF WIGHT (W/T)

All-new series premieres this fall on Discovery

Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas -- known as killing fields -- dozens of deaths remain mysteries. This fall, Discovery will travel to the farmlands of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, a small town located near the Chesapeake Bay. But this seemingly idyllic community reveals a dark past when the sheriff's office re-opens a brutal homicide case and discovers more than anticipated.

THE BUSH LEAGUE (W/T)

All-new series premieres this fall on Discovery

Across the country, the bushcraft movement is growing. It is built on primitive wisdom, ingenuity, hard-won wilderness skills and a desire for self-reliance. But who are the best at their craft? THE BUSH LEAGUE (w/t), an all-new competition series, will see a group of wild artisans set out to prove who is the ultimate master. Born out of primitive skills gatherings happening all over the USA, the art of bushcrafting was once handed down from person to person. But today it's on a much larger scale with the power of social media allowing bushcrafters to challenge each other to more and more elaborate builds. Now legendary Bush Master Matt Graham is leading the charge on a whole new level of competition and hosting an elite series of bushcraft summits deep in the wilds of Matt's home state of Utah. In these summits, two master bushcrafters will compete head to head in a bushcraft build-off themed to a specific environment, topography and primitive living challenge.

HOT GREASE

All-new Discovery Impact film premieres this fall on Discovery

HOT GREASE hits the streets of Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, telling the surprising story of how an environmentally beneficial industry has been built around an ostensibly worthless raw material - spent kitchen grease. With Congress considering elevating renewable fuel standards to unprecedented levels, potentially yielding billions in profits for the industry's evangelists, the film is a real-life illustration of the challenges in trying to achieve the American Dream on the expanding green energy frontier - and the rewards that come with triumph. With insights from the innovators, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and grease collectors, HOT GREASE follows the start of an industry as people are trying to carve out their piece of this modern-day "gold rush." Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace, and Jessica Wolfson.

CASH CAB

Returns this fall on Discovery

In a city with over 13,000 taxis, there's only one New Yorkers should keep their eyes peeled for... the CASH CAB! The Emmy(R) winning series will return to Discovery in 2017, with a new spin, as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America's favorite celebrities! Revived and revved up, with Ben Bailey in the driver's seat, unwitting passengers enter the Cash Cab expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in for a potentially lucrative ride. Dodging New York City traffic, these lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If these riders get three questions wrong, though, they're out on the street. All new episodes will feature some of the top names in comedy, film and TV... who will even get behind the wheel of the cab itself, picking up lucky passengers.

STREET OUTLAWS

Returns this fall on Discovery

In the world of Oklahoma City street racing, you're nothing if you're not on "The List." Who has what it takes to be #1? Oklahoma City boasts some of the fastest street racers in America. Big Chief runs "The List," a tally of the 10 best street racers in OKC. If you want to move up a spot, you've got to challenge someone else who's ranked - and win. This season, as the OKC guys battle it out for The List's top slots, drivers from all over the country - from Texas to Kansas City to California - also step up to challenge them for big money and bragging rights. The competition is fierce, fast and merciless. With out-of-state challengers, new OKC list racers and more racing than ever before, the STREET OUTLAWS are back in a big way. The stakes are high and the risks even higher -- but it's all worth it when you're #1.

MOONSHINERS

Returns this fall on Discovery

Every Spring, a fearless group of men and women venture deep into the woods of Appalachia, defying the law, rivals and nature itself to keep the centuries-old tradition of craft whiskey alive. This season a new generation of moonshiners are striving to take the ancient art into the 21st-century, using age-old methods to produce new flavors and liquor varieties that could transform America's liquor landscape. With fortune and glory on the line, old partnerships are tested, and young upstarts look to stake their claim on new territory. As the black market for white whiskey heats up, desperate shiners put new, dangerous still designs into service, while legendary old-timers come out of retirement to head back into the hills for one more run. All the while, the ever-present threat of the law continues to put the squeeze on those dedicated to America's original spirit.

HOMESTEAD RESCUE

Returns this fall on Discovery

For the hundreds of families who decide to move entirely off-grid, the learning curve is a steep one. Even the most resourceful and determined families often succumb to their first winter, monsoon or drought season. That's where the Raney family steps in. Father and builder Marty Raney - flanked by farmer daughter Misty and son Matt, an expert hunter and fisherman - teach homesteading hopefuls the off-the-grid basics and prepare them for nature's worst. At the end of the day, the prospects must heed lessons to learn and survive on their own or give up their dream forever.

EDGE OF ALASKA

The final season -- returns this fall on Discovery

After years of living off the grid in McCarthy, Alaska, farmsteader Jeremy Keller embarks on his most ambitious project yet - creating a fully self-sufficient homestead. Businessman Neil Darish has other plans for the remote frontier town and hopes to sell off the expanding tourist destination to the highest bidder. As Jeremy works tirelessly to establish his homestead legacy and Neil prepares for a major sale, the longtime rivals are put on an explosive collision course towards the finish line.

MEGAWEEK

Super-sized week of top-rated shows to return later this year on Discovery

Mega Week is back with all-new super-sized episodes of Discovery's top-rated shows. The weeklong programming event celebrates all things Discovery - from mega-sized, fan-favorite episodes to brand new specials.

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 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, 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: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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· ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER (DISCOVERY)
· BUSHCRAFT BUILD-OFF (DISCOVERY)
· CASH CAB (BRAVO)
· DEADLIEST CATCH (DISCOVERY)
· DIESEL BROTHERS (DISCOVERY)
· EDGE OF ALASKA (DISCOVERY)
· FAST N' LOUD (DISCOVERY)
· FINDING ESCOBAR'S MILLIONS (DISCOVERY)
· GEAR DOGS (DISCOVERY)
· GOLD RUSH (DISCOVERY)
· HOMESTEAD RESCUE (DISCOVERY)
· KILLING FIELDS (DISCOVERY)
· MOONSHINERS (DISCOVERY)
· STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX (ID)
· STREET OUTLAWS (DISCOVERY)





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