- Season 9 kicks off with a special episode that looks at why the producers are bringing back "the worst-of-the-worst" from the first eight seasons, what's happened since they were on the series the first time…and why they still need more help -
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - For eight seasons, Canadians have wondered "did that guy ever get any better after CANADA'S WORST DRIVER? Did she give up her licence for good?" Whatever happened to those drivers left standing in the final episode of each season, the ones bestowed with the title of "Worst" and the runners-up? Find out when "the worst of the worst" return to Driver Rehab for the epic ninth season of CANADA'S WORST DRIVER EVER, premiering Monday, October 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery. The all-new season corrals nine of the series' most notoriously horrible drivers and delivers them (once again) to Driver Rehab, endeavouring to find out just how much - or how little - has changed since attending Rehab the first time.
Across eight seasons, 64 drivers have gone through Driver Rehab, and as 46 drivers graduated and earned back their keys, viewers have learned about safer driving techniques, braking on ice, road rules, parking, reversing, and how fundamentals from the racetrack can apply to everyday driving situations. And what has made these drivers so shockingly bad, has made CANADA'S WORST DRIVER so gleefully good. After eight seasons of bumper-busting bad behaviours behind the wheel, the series stands as Discovery's most successful program ever.
Since it launched in 2005, Canadians have consumed more than 108 million hours of CANADA'S WORST DRIVER - that's more than three full episodes, on average, for every man, woman, and child in this country! CANADA'S WORST DRIVER was also the first Canadian specialty program to top one million viewers (Season 5 finale, 2009), and it has ranked as the #1 non-sports program on specialty TV for four years in a row (2008-09 to 2011-12).*
To the relief of drivers and pedestrians across Canada, series host and writer Andrew Younghusband has hauled these nine still-disastrous drivers off the road and safely sequestered them at the now-familiar Driver Rehabilitation Centre for a second chance to change in Season 9. Buckled in and back for more, CANADA'S WORST DRIVER EVER Season 9 participants are:
- Michael, from Vancouver Island, BC
- Kevin, from Burnaby, BC
- Shelby, from Calgary, AB
- Sly, from Red Deer, AB
- Dale, from St. Catharines, ON
- Angelina, from Sudbury, ON
- Chris, from Malton, ON
- Shirley, from Donkin, NS
- Henrietta, from Summerside, PEI
To view the complete release - Including Worst Driver bios and photography - go to bellmediapr.ca/discovery.
For further information:
Jodi Cook, Discovery Channel & Factual Networks, 416.384.4603 or [email protected]
Noah Zatzman, Discovery Channel & Factual Networks, 416.384.5903 or [email protected]
Meghan Hardy, for Proper Television, 416.598.2500 x485 or [email protected]