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Discovery Channel's "The Last Huntsmen" Goes to the Edge of Civilization with Extreme Survivalists
The one-hour special premieres this Friday, August 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


New Special Premieres Friday, August 23rd at 10 PM ET/PT

(NEW YORK) Discovery Channel's THE LAST HUNTSMEN chronicles the elite group of men who protect people living on the edge of the wilderness. This job requires the best of survivalist skills as these men face and dangerous animals and the most extreme weather ranging from the icy Alaskan frontier to Peru's dangerous jungles. The one-hour special, THE LAST HUNTSMEN, premieres Friday, August 23rd at 10 PM ET/PT.

Huntsmen and survivalists Jason Lesmiester, Cory Valdes, Roudy Roudebush and Rob Hardy guard those living on the edge of society from the dangers of the wilderness - especially deadly predators. In this special, Jason travels to Haines, Alaska to help a mining camp drive away a problematic bear invading the mining camp, eventually leading Jason to face-to-face confrontation with a Grizzly bear. Meanwhile in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, a logging camp hires Cory to carefully study the dense, rainforest terrain to determine if the workers reside in a jaguar's hunting ground. Despite his pitfall traps, a dangerous encounter at night prompts Cory to use every survival skill he knows. Finally, Roudy and Rob journey to Telluride, Colorado to map out every Black bear den for a logging company; however, the risks of being separated and altitude sickness transform this job into a treacherous adventure.

THE LAST HUNTSMEN is produced for Discovery Channel by Skip Film with Justin Tucker, Brian Gallagher and Skip Chaisson as Executive Producers. For Discovery, Joseph Schneier serves as Executive Producer.

About Skip Film

Skip Film is a full service production company founded in 2001. The company's roots are in motion picture and television advertising, being known primarily for a particularly rich visual and narrative style, innovative creative technique, and the ability to solve the most difficult production challenges. After continued success in marketing, Skip Film branched out and turned their creative expertise to original programming becoming a well-diversified company. For more information please visit www.skipfilm.com.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel 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 is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, 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 #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [august 2013]  


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