3,000 Submissions, 10 Competitors, One Will Take the Title - CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL Returns to Discovery for a Must-See Second Season, Jan. 14

- New season includes four players from Alberta, and one from Nunavut, tackling 23 extreme challenges in the sky, under water, and even under their skin! -

"…one of the more inspired reality TV show ideas of the past millennium."
                                                              -Postmedia News, January 2012

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TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Inspiration strikes again! Back with 10 new players, and 23 even bigger and bolder challenges, CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL returns to Discovery for a second explosive season, premiering Monday, January 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. An original Canadian series - and smash hit - from Boxing Cats Productions, Season 2 returns with eight new episodes - plus a bonus "Survival Guide to CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL" wrap-up special - featuring 10 of the country's biggest self-proclaimed smarties, competing head-to-head in a supersized arena of grit and wit. With physical and mental challenges designed to test their superior knowledge, problem-solving skills, leadership, cooperation, and game-playing strategy, this brains-and-brawn series is the perfect forum to test their mettle. The CGKIA Class of 2013 watched the epic and record-breaking first season, and think they know how to beat the game. But this will only be true for the last player standing…the one who claims the ultimate title of CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL.

Watch as these Know-It-Alls are thrown out of an airplane and during a 40-second free-fall, must memorize the giant letters scattered in the landing field, then create as many words as possible in the "Free Fall Word Scramble" challenge; the KIAs must learn to SCUBA and develop a non-verbal language to de-code - and defuse - an underwater bomb; and also endeavour to destroy a coffee truck more than ¾-kilometers away with a bowling ball cannon by determining the angle of the barrel, power, and distance. Ka-boom! These are among the smart, spectacular and mind-bending challenges put to 10 of the country's most passionate experimenters, super-geeks, and jacks-of-all-trades in their quest for the top.

But the race won't be easy. The tests demand multi-layered problem-solving, independent thought and, (grudgingly), teamwork. Under the eye of host Daniel Fathers (THE TRANSPORTER, HEARTLAND), they compete with - and against - each other in challenges designed to prove which one of them knows the most about a lot of different stuff: how things are engineered, driven, built, powered, and even blown up! Every episode contains several complex and highly-entertaining group and individual tasks. The competitor with the fewest points after each episode's final elimination challenge leaves the series.

Coming from a wide range of professions, experiences, and educational backgrounds, the competitors think they're as smart as these challenges. And each is vying to prove that their "know-it-all" moniker is actually justified. It's street smarts vs. book-smarts; common sense vs. theory; Ego vs. Id.  Meet this season's KNOW-IT-ALLs:

  • Bill Robinson, age 65, from Madeira Park, British Columbia
  • Carla Davidson, age 36, from Calgary, Alberta
  • Ben Eadie, age 40, from Calgary, Alberta
  • Scott Gravelle, age 40, from Calgary, Alberta
  • Owen Garratt, age 44, from Spruce Grove, Alberta
  • Abraham (Abe) Qamminiq, age 51, from Hall Beach, Nunavut
  • Andrew Rader, age 32, from Cambridge, Ontario
  • Laura Suen, age 23, from Mississauga, Ontario
  • Doug Hicton, age 52, Toronto, Ontario
  • Beth Furlong, age 27, from Pickering, Ontario

To view the complete release - Know-It-All bios, photography, and episode descriptions - go to bellmediapr.ca/discovery.

Image with caption: "Daniel Fathers (centre) wrangles 10 self-proclaimed smarties in Season 2 of CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL, premiering Jan. 14 on Discovery (CNW Group/Discovery Channel)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121213_C8852_PHOTO_EN_21934.jpg

SOURCE: Discovery Channel

For further information:

Jodi Cook, Discovery & Factual Networks, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca
Noah Zatzman, Discovery & Factual Networks, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca

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