ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Discovery Fit & Health's press release, June 2013) Discovery Fit & Health announces the fifth season of popular medical documentary series BIZARRE ER. The award-winning program from Maverick TV is narrated by famed singer, stage and TV actor John Barrowman and features the compelling, fascinating and downright strange cases of amazing medical survival that come through hospital doors-from both sides of the pond. BIZARRE ER is set to premiere with back-to-back episodes Saturday, July 6 at 10 PM (ET/PT). Filmed in the US at Lawrence General Hospital and in England's Bradford Royal Infirmary, each thirty-minute episode of BIZARRE ER follows several patients facing an unusual injury. From a case of lockjaw caused by eating a gigantic sandwich to a man being shot in the head by a fishing spear, viewers will join patients through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately discharge from the hospital. The circumstances which caused these patients' peculiar injuries are often funny, and are reconstructed with Maverick's award-winning graphics and animation. Body piercings gone awry to an eye glued shut are just a few of the cases BIZARRE ER highlights in this fascinating ten-part series that brings viewers into the lighter side of the emergency room.