MOTORTREND GREENLIGHTS "MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS," SPINOFF OF ICONIC "MYTHBUSTERS" SERIES
-- MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS to Debut in Third Quarter of 2021 Exclusively on the MotorTrend App --
Looking to answer the biggest questions on every car fan's mind, MotorTrend is melding science with the street in a joyful search for truth behind popular automotive myths in the all-new series MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS. Starring former MYTHBUSTERS alum Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha, the eight-episode MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS series is slated to premiere in the third quarter of 2021 and is being produced by Beyond Productions.
"We are taking on the famous builds that belie belief with our original take on the beloved MYTHBUSTERS franchise," said Alex Wellen, president and general manager, MotorTrend Group. "Some of the most famous episodes of the original series prominently featured vehicles, and fans want more. MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS brings viewers the most in-depth look yet with Tory, Faye, and Bisi who won't rest until they've confirmed or busted the biggest automotive myths."
Each episode of MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS tackles stories generated by pop culture, viral videos or urban legends. In a quest to separate fact from fiction, Tory, Faye, and Bisi put cars through extreme tests to confirm or debunk everything from extreme Hollywood car stunts to everyday questions that bug car owners.
"This spinoff series is a marriage made in heaven," said Beyond Productions president, John Luscombe. "The original, long-running MYTHBUSTERS show attracted a legion of dedicated and ever-curious fans and became a classic. Bringing our familiar scientific method approach to a series dedicated to all-things automotive is an exciting extension to an iconic franchise and I can think of no better partner for this new series than MotorTrend."
The MotorTrend App offers world-leading automotive series and specials including the all-new TOP GEAR AMERICA, the most complete collection of classic "TOP GEAR" (200+ episodes and specials spanning seasons one thru 27), the hit docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, plus every season of SPEED RACER, WHEELER DEALERS, ROADKILL, BITCHIN' RIDES, IRON RESURRECTION, TEXAS METAL and many more.
The MotorTrend App, the leading subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world, is available on Prime Video Channels in the U.S., Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and on the web. The MotorTrend App is also available across iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS is produced for the MotorTrend App by Beyond Productions. Ryan Senter and John Luscombe are executive producers for Beyond Productions along with Tory Belleci. Joshua C. Berkley is executive producer for MotorTrend. Mike Suggett is head of programming and development for MotorTrend Group. Alex Wellen is global president and general manager of MotorTrend Group.
About MotorTrend Group
MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery's fast-growing MotorTrend TV and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 1.3 billion monthly impressions across all platforms, the company encompasses television's #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend App, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About Beyond Productions
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and with offices in Los Angeles and London, Beyond Productions has a reputation for creating and producing ratings-winning and genre-defining programs; including pop-culture classic and multi-Emmy-nominated franchise MythBusters for Discovery US, My Lottery Dream Home for HGTV US, Logie-award-winning Selling Houses Australia for Foxtel, long-running true-crime original Deadly Women for Investigation Discovery, ambitious investigative series Curse of Akakor for Facebook Watch, innovative science series White Rabbit Project for Netflix, and dog grooming competition format Pooch Perfect, produced by Beyond Productions UK for the BBC and by sister company Beyond Media Rights for ABC in the US.