Discovery Announces Fall 2015 Premiere Dates with Broad Slate of All-New Series and Returning Hits

– Extensive fall schedule gets off to an early start with the premiere of MYTHBUSTERS on Aug. 23 and a new season of flagship series DAILY PLANET, Aug. 31 –
– Must-see Tuesday night viewing returns Sept. 8
– Numerous new titles set to debut across Discovery's suite of networks –

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TORONTO, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On the heels of a tremendous broadcast year that saw Discovery reclaim its position as the #1 entertainment specialty channel among total viewers while maintaining its lead among key demos in primetime*, the network today unveiled its Fall 2015 lineup. Featuring the return of fan-favourite hits mixed with several newly acquired titles, Discovery's fall season kicks off with an early start for perenial favourite MYTHBUSTERS airing Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT beginning Aug. 23. The premieres ramp up with the Season 21 premiere of Discovery's flagship daily science magazine program DAILY PLANET on Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, followed by the season premiere of EDGE OF ALASKA at 9 p.m. ET/PT and new series TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Then, following the Labour Day long weekend, Discovery's massive Tuesday night lineup launches when Jamie Davis and his heavy vehicle rescue company return for a thrilling new season of the homegrown hit HIGHWAY THRU HELL beginning Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the debut of highly anticipated new series PACIFIC WARRIORS (9 p.m. ET/PT). But first, Tuesday nights get started with a new season of another Canadian favourite, FOOL'S GOLD (8 p.m. ET).

The premieres continue throughout September and into October with another new title appearing on Discovery – CUBAN CHROME airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 3. New titles will also debut across the Discovery suite of channels through September and October (highlights below).

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Discovery's Fall 2015 Premiere Dates:

Sunday, Aug. 23
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
So exactly how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack, anyway? And can water dripping on your forehead really drive you insane? These are the kinds of questions, myths, and urban legends put to the test in this humorous series.

Monday, Aug. 31
7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Co-hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong serve up another season of wonderful, weird, and watercooler-worthy stories from around the world. Feeding the need for speed with race cars and rocket ships, and inspired by the newest generation of inventors and adventurers, DAILY PLANET provides an all-access pass to the gadgets, gizmos, and tech toys that are shaping the future.

9 p.m. ET/PT
Hidden deep in the wilderness of eastern Alaska is the toughest town in America: McCarthy. Once considered the state's very own "Sin City", McCarthy is now an isolated town surrounded by extreme wilderness – a refuge for people who don't want to be found. While some believe in continuing the town's frontier way of life, others feel the future of McCarthy hinges on it pushing forward into the modern age.

10 p.m. ET/PT
In 1524, a horde of Incan gold – known as the "Treasure of the Trinity" – was stolen. For 500 years, Jesuit priests and privateers such as Thomas Cavendish and mathematician Paul Thiry have searched for this legendary bounty. Now a new theory has emerged about the treasure's possible location – a remote locale home to thousands of deadly vipers. The series features a team of the world's top explorers as they set out on a two-month journey to find the priceless treasure.

Thursday, Sept. 3
8 p.m. ET/PT
HOW IT'S MADE: DREAM CARS (New Season – World Premiere)
HOW IT'S MADE: DREAM CARS lifts the hood to reveal how luxury cars are made, learning about their inner workings and showcasing their gorgeous interiors. For each "dream car" featured, distinguishing features are brought into focus and celebrated during exhilarating test drives on private courses.

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Through "A Lo Cubano" Car Club, a passionate group of car enthusiasts, restorers, mechanics, and apprentices, the series explores the challenges and joys of life in Cuba, presenting an authentic look into the club's culture of passion, grit, determination, and ingenuity.

Tuesday, Sept. 8
8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
FOOL'S GOLD (New Season – World Premiere)
The Shotgun Exploration crew is back at Straw Lake in their hunt for gold. Armed with greater knowledge, new equipment, and hopefully better luck to help them avoid going broke, the crew hopes to strike it rich.

9 p.m. ET/PT
This new series follows the only commercial fishermen haul their catch from a kayak…alone. With only a paddle, these brave Hawaiian men and women venture out to catch some of the most desirable fish in the sea, relying on brute strength to pull in 500-pound Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Ono.

10 p.m. ET/PT
HIGHWAY THRU HELL (New Season – World Premiere)
It's man versus Mother Nature and the toughest men in the towing business being pushed to their breaking point. The stakes are high – lives, the economy, and thousands of jobs depend on the highways staying open. Building on last season's risky gamble to expand his heavy recovery operation from the B.C. mountains into the frozen Alberta north, Jamie Davis is tackling new highways this year and facing bigger wrecks than ever before. 

Wednesday, Sept. 9
10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Pilots pursue aircraft across the country slated for repossession.

Thursdays, Sept. 10
9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
FAST N' LOUD (New Season)
FAST N' LOUD follows Rawlings and Kaufmann as they return derelict rides to their former glory and get them back on the road – but not without putting their own hot-rod spin on them first.

Sunday, Sept. 13
9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
YUKON MEN (New Season)
Tanana, Alaska on the Yukon River, a frozen village of 200 people, is at the junction of two powerful rivers at the edge of civilization. With no roads in or out, wolves howl through the frigid night air, reminding residents just how isolated they really are.

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Each week, a new pair of complete and total strangers – one man and one woman – find themselves stranded in and, quite literally, exposed to some of the world's most extreme weather environments. The duos are left high and dry with no food, no water...or clothing!

Monday, Sept. 14
8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
HOW IT'S MADE (New Season – World Premiere)
A closer look at how everyday things are manufactured. Each episode features three to four products, with the mix consisting of everyday items including jeans, aluminum foil, and cereal, as well as less common products like wax figurines, braille typewriters, and pinball machines.

Monday, Oct. 26
10 p.m. ET/PT
Viewers follow eight drivers, each nominated by a friend or family member, as they are put through the paces in a controlled driving environment and evaluated by a panel of experts. Each episode features tried-and-tested challenges designed to push the drivers to their limits. Each driver must first master basic training and then more advanced techniques in order to graduate. If they don't, they could be crowned "Canada's Worst Driver".

Below are highlights of NEW SERIES debuting this fall across Discovery Networks:

Airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 17 on Investigation Discovery
HOUSE OF HORRORS: KIDNAPPED is a 12-episode series recounting the gripping stories of people who were kidnapped and lived to tell the tale. Each episode reveals one survivor's terrifying experience from the moment of abduction, through captivity, escape, and recovery...all told through their own words.

Airing Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 3 on Animal Planet
Every day in western Washington State, wily felines scale massive trees only to find themselves helplessly stranded hundreds of feet off the ground.  Lucky for them, expert tree climbers and kitty communication experts Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue these panicked pets and reunite them with their owners. The duo runs the non-profit organization, Canopy Cat Rescue, a highly skilled, two-man operation adept at climbing the region's notoriously tall timber. Over the past two years, the duo have scaled trees as tall as 15-storeys high, bringing nearly 500 perilously perched kitties back to the loving arms of their worried owners.

Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 5 on Discovery Velocity
AC/DC front-man and full-fledged motor mouth, Brian Johnson hosts this new series that gets under the hood of the world's most iconic cars to learn just how these seminal machines are made. With exclusive access to the factories and production lines of McLaren, Land Rover, MG, Jaguar, and Alfa Romeo, Brian talks to the designers, engineers, and head honchos in each company before hitting the pavement in their latest and greatest models. Travelling across Europe and America, Brian meets other passionate petrol heads as he tries to get to the root of man's obsession with these beautiful machines. From visiting the Charlotte Motor Speedway to witness Ford's and Chevrolet's battle for Nascar to riding with some of the best test drivers in the world, Brian puts pedal to metal in his quest to learn exactly what makes these cars rock.

Airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Oct. 14 on Discovery Science
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF PSYCH takes the hidden-camera phenomenon to an entirely new level. Stemming from the hit Science Channel series, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE,OAP uses hidden cameras to show if people will actually pay for a VIP experience at a bus stop or a laundromat, or whether men or women are more likely to take a food sample from a person wearing a hazmat suit. Throughout the show, psychologists and human behavior experts offer insights into why we do the things we do.

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), BYTD 14-15 (9/1/14 – 7/5/15) vs BYTD 13-14 (8/26/13 – 8/31/14), prime 7pm12am.

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For further information: Sarah Goddard, Discovery Networks, 416.384.2056 or; Elysia Circelli, Discovery Networks, 416.384.5166 or; Renee Dupuis, Discovery Networks, 416.384.3154 or


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