[11/04/08 - 01:24 PM]
New Discovery Channel Series 'Wreckreation Nation' Celebrates America's Most Unique and Ingenius Pasttimes
"Last Comic Standing's" Dave Mordal hosts the series, due in January.

[via press release from Discovery]


-- Host Dave Mordal Takes on Punkin Chunkin, Barstool Sledding and Rock Crawling --

(Silver Spring, Md) � Dave Mordal (of NBC's Last Comic Standing) is a man who takes his job very seriously � even when that job is playing Bigfoot paintball. He immerses himself in unique and often highly competitive situations, daring to take on the local experts, be it in swamp buggy racing or cowboy action shooting. He is unmatched in his commitment to shotgun bowling and pumpkin boat regattas. In WRECKREATION NATION, a 13-part world premiere series airing January 2009, Mordal seeks out ingenious, dangerous and dubious ways Americans find to kill time.

In this all-new series, host Dave Mordal travels the nation in search of bizarre hometown traditions, unusual competitions and downright peculiar pastimes that make this country unique. Each episode highlights the adventurous attitudes and fanatical dedication of people across the country � and the lengths they will go in order to have a little fun!

To date, Mordal has taken part in an Iowa/Illinois tug of war across the Mississippi River; raced a 25 mph lawn mower in Delaware, Ohio; sparred with barbarians, Romans, elves and samurai in Somerset, Pennsylvania; paddled a boat made out of cardboard in Heber Springs, Arkansas; set off fireworks with self-described pyro enthusiasts in Gillette, Wyoming; and attended alligator wrestling school in Mosca, Colorado. Just to name a few.

Think your town has a competition that fits the bill? Have a hobby that makes your friends roll their eyes? Log on to http://dsc.stage.discovery.com/tv/wreckreation-nation/submit.html and submit your idea. Mordal may be just crazy enough to take you up on the challenge.

WRECKREATION NATION is produced for Discovery Channel by True Entertainment. Rob Fox, Glenda Hersh, Jo Honig and Steven Weinstock are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is executive producer.

About Dave Mordal

Dave Mordal has done it all: He's been a Marine, a heavy equipment operator, a stand-up comedian and now a television host. Dave came out of Nowhere, Minnesota to make it to the big time comedy spotlight, much to the enjoyment of cringe-humor fans everywhere. He was most recently on NBC's Last Comic Standing 3 where he finished in second place. For more information about Dave, visit www.davemordal.net.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About True Entertainment

True Entertainment is a subsidiary of Endemol, the largest television producer in the world. True Entertainment was founded by Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock. True's Emmy award winning credits include scripted and unscripted reality programming for ABC, NBC, Lifetime, MTV, Bravo, E!, TLC, Style, Discovery, Discovery Health, Court TV, WE and others. True is currently producing The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Bravo and an upcoming series Wreckreation Nation for Discovery launching in first quarter of 2009. True's long running series include: Emmy Award winning A Baby Story for TLC, Whose Wedding is it Anyway for Style and Mystery Diagnosis for Discovery Health. Other recent credits include: Band in a Bubble for MTV and Guinness World Records Live! for NBC.

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