[12/09/09 - 01:32 PM]
Two World Class Adventurers Take on Wednesdays Nights
Newcomer SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS will join returning vet MAN VS. WILD beginning in January.

[via press release from Discovery]


Bear Grylls Returns with All New Episodes of MAN VS WILD on Wednesday, January 6 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel;

New Series Premiere SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS premieres Wednesday, January 13 at 10 PM EP/PT

(Silver Spring, Md.) �- The name in survival adventure - Bear Grylls - returns with seven all-new, high-stakes episodes of the hit series MAN VS. WILD premiering Wednesday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. From extreme heat to bitter cold; deadly heights to uncharted depths, Bear goes one-on-one with some of the world's wildest locales.

Following MAN VS. WILD, meet the man whose beat is adventure. Journalist Olly Steeds is out to find the truth behind some of the world's biggest mysteries. Premiering Wednesday, January 13 at 10 PM ET/PT, SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS takes viewers on a heart-pounding, globe-trotting quest. From the possible sea floor ruins of Atlantis to the dizzying heights of the Andes, Olly throws himself into the story employing hidden cameras, trekking to remote locations and participating in ancient rituals.

Once again, Bear hits the global road for extreme adventures and invaluable lessons in survival in MAN VS WILD. Bear's locations this season include China, Panama, Montana, Guatemala and Poland. No feat is too large, nor task too daunting as Bear climbs a 200-foot waterfall, gets bitten by aggressive weaver ants, encounters a deadly Green Pit viper snake and lands on an active volcano. Intensity and adrenaline mix in every moment as Bear faces challenges in the wild like never before.

"MAN VS WILD is truly the gold standard in survival and adventure. This season, Bear takes viewers to the edge reminding us why he is so remarkable and unique," said John Ford, President and General Manager, Discovery Channel.

MAN VS WILD is produced for Discovery Channel by Diverse Productions. Steve Rankin is executive producer for Diverse Productions. Josh Berkley is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

SOLVING HISTORY WITH OLLY STEEDS is produced for Discovery Channel by JWM Productions, LLC. Jason Williams is executive producer for JWM Productions. Josh Berkley 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 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: 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.

  [december 2009]  


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