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[02/06/17 - 09:54 AM]
Discovery Channel Is Cable's #1 Non-Sports Network Among Men for January
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/19/17 - 10:42 AM]
Discovery's New Survival Series "The Wheel" Delivers Cable's Best Friday Launch Since 2015
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[12/07/16 - 12:01 PM]
Discovery Challenges Survivalists to Conquer Six Deadly Terrains in New Adventure Series "The Wheel"
The series dares six participants to survive in six distinctly grueling landscapes across South America.

[03/31/16 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones.

[03/30/16 - 02:12 PM]
Survivalists to Go Head-to-Head to See Who's Toughest in Discovery's "The Wheel"
The series demands that participants conquer eight distinctly grueling landscapes across the world, each requiring a completely different set of survival skills.







WHEEL, THE (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/13/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 3/3/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, December 2016) Discovery is putting a new spin on the survivalist genre with THE WHEEL, the network's new adventure series from Pilgrim Media Group. THE WHEEL dares six participants to survive in six distinctly grueling landscapes across South America. With every turn of the wheel, each survivalist is dropped into a new isolated location, exposed to the world's deadliest terrains including freezing tundra, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforest. Participants don't know when or why the wheel will turn - nor that their stint at each spot is determined by the rotation of the moon. Equipped only with light survival packs and SOS devices that can be used at any time to quit the challenge and call for help, they must fend for their lives by procuring food, water and shelter. And when the wheel turns again, they will be thrust into a new location, forced to use a completely different set of skills to survive. THE WHEEL premieres Friday, January 13, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. THE WHEEL is the ultimate survival challenge: survive not one, but six lethal environments over the course of 60 days. The participants are not typical survival experts, but rather everyday people with something to prove. Unbeknownst to them, the wheel is a mechanism that mirrors the lunar calendar. With every phase of the moon, the wheel will turn and send each person to a new eco-zone. The amount of time at each location is revealed only to viewers, leaving the survivors to agonize and obsess over when the wheel will spin again. As every rotation thrusts them - without warning - into a new harrowing domain, participants are completely at the wheel's mercy. Will the survivalists have what it takes to endure the harsh terrains? Or will the challenges prove insurmountable? Watch as participants battle the elements and their own mental stamina to see who will survive THE WHEEL.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Piligian as EP
· Joseph Boyle as EP (Discovery)
· Sam Korkis as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pilgrim Media Group