SEASON(S): 1 (3 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Discovery's press release, December 2012) It is considered one of the most dangerous and heavily-mined countries in the world. For the specially trained soldiers tasked with finding and destroying bombs on Afghanistan's roads, there is no such thing as a typical day on the job. HEROES OF HELL'S HIGHWAY, a new three part series airing consecutively beginning at 8 p.m. E/P, Saturday, Dec. 29 on Discovery Channel, follows two platoons who go into the heart of Taliban country to clear Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, so the rest of the military can get through. The series celebrates the soldiers' efforts and the critical role they play in making the country safer. IEDs are the insurgent's most effective weapon and the number one killer of troops and civilians. Using specialized Mad Max-style machines, the platoons can see underground and survive massive explosions. Their mission: to take the hit, so the other forces don't have to.