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Hold on for the Ride of Your Life Storm Chasers Returns for Third Season This Fall on Discovery
"STORM CHASERS has become appointment television with astonishing footage, terrifying excitement and unforgettable characters," said Discovery's John Ford.

[via press release from Discovery]


(SILVER SPRING, MD.) �- STORM CHASERS roars back this October for an allnew season on Discovery Channel. Get a front row seat to nature's fury in the heart of "Tornado Alley" as scientists, researchers and weather enthusiasts gear up and hunker down in their pursuit of the ultimate tornado footage. Reed Timmer and his team return with their newly armored chase vehicle "The Dominator," racing to be first on the storm scene ahead of IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and his monster tank-like TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle). New this season is veteran researcher and storm chaser Tim Samaras, whose even keel, steady leadership is in marked contrast to the frenzied atmosphere and roller coaster of emotions inside Timmer and Casey's teams.

"STORM CHASERS has become appointment television with astonishing footage, terrifying excitement and unforgettable characters," said John Ford, president and general manager, Discovery Channel.

Last year, Sean, still collecting footage for his dream IMAX film, continued his quest to film from inside an actual tornado. After being paired the first two seasons with researcher and long-time storm chaser Dr Joshua Wurman, Sean is now with a new team of young, eager but inexperienced trackers. Can the greenhorns rise to the challenge? And can Sean keep his cool managing them?

Meanwhile, Reed Timmer, along with chase buddies Joel and Chris, attempts to keep his red hot streak of storm intercepts going. The team appears set to continue its winning ways but when personal conflicts begin to creep in, can the "dominating" go on?

STORM CHASERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Media. Charlie Corwin, Lisa Bloch and Clara Markowicz are executive producers for Original Media. Bill Howard is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality nonfiction 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 U.S., 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 indepth, 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: DISCA, DISCB, 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.

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