TORONTO (July 25, 2014) – Discovery’s DAILY PLANET returns for a landmark 20th season with its inaugural “Extreme Machines” Week, beginning Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m. ET through Friday, August 29. Ride shotgun with co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dr. Dan Riskin as Canada’s favourite science program jumps into an all-new season with innovative and cutting-edge machine marvels from around the globe! Discovery’s flagship hour returns stronger than ever – with the preceding 19th season ranking as the most-watched in the show’s history, reaching more than1.5 million viewers in the average week*. In addition, Discovery was the #1 Canadian Entertainment Specialty channel in the DAILY PLANET timeslot (Monday-Friday, 7-8 p.m. ET) among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, and Adults 18-34 (as well as Men 25-54, Men 18-49, and Men 18-34).
Highlights from DAILY PLANET’s “Extreme Machines” include:
The Alan Nursall Experience: Extreme Immersions
The veteran correspondent busts out with five incredibly dynamic immersions over five nights – featuring gold mining in Alaska, rock bouncing in Alabama, a fire-breathing ATV in New York … and a whole lot more!
The most tricked-out tractors from the Carolinas come together to duke it out in an extreme tractor pull contest. DAILY PLANET captures all the smack talk…in a competition where horsepower is KING.
Hot Tub Racer
DAILY PLANET dives into a fully functioning and mobile hot tub – built into a 1969 Cadillac Coupe Deville – along with its Canadian engineers who dream of breaking speed records.
When you’re shredding manure – obstacles like ice chunks and logs can spell the end for some machinery … but not the CB1200! It’s designed to handle just about anything! To prove it Artex has already sent a small car through its claws and now they’re pushing it even further…DAILY PLANET style!