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Disastrous Drivers in Smarter Cars: Discovery’s Fan-Favourite Series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER Buckles Up and Hits the Road for Season 14, Oct. 29

– Host Andrew Younghusband examines driving’s technological revolution and its impact on automotive trends and safety –
– CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is the most-watched entertainment specialty television program in its timeslot –
– Discovery’s nationwide free preview runs Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 through participating TV service providers across Canada –

Click HERE for a sneak peek of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER

TORONTO (October 2, 2018) – The country’s most dreadful drivers buckle up for a ride on the road to redemption in Season 14 of Discovery’s longest-running series  CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 29. Led by returning host and Discovery mainstay Andrew Younghusband, the hit series features seven drivers – each nominated by a friend or family member – as they attempt to prove they possess the necessary skills to graduate from rehab and escape the unfortunate title of “Canada’s Worst Driver.” The all-new season premieres during the network’s nationwide free preview, available Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 through participating TV service providers across Canada.

Hauled off Canada’s highways from Victoria to Saint John, N.B., these reckless drivers head to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre in Dunnville, Ont. where they are stripped of their car keys and driver’s licence. Each episode features the tried-and-tested challenges viewers have come to love, each designed to push the drivers to their limits and teach them crucial safe driving skills – all with an eye to eliminate driver distraction.

With the introduction of smartphones, online navigation, and self-driving vehicles, driving schools have refreshed their teaching methods, and the Driver Rehabilitation Centre is no exception. In a first for CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, Season 14 sees Younghusband examine driving’s technological revolution and its influence on automotive trends and safety, focusing on everything from back-up cameras to cell phone usage behind the wheel.

Joining Younghusband once again this season are the show’s merciless team of driving experts including CP24’s Cam Woolley, traffic expert and former OPP sergeant; professional high-performance driving instructor Philippe Létourneau; expert driving instructor Tim Danter; and registered psychotherapist Shyamala Kiru.

Andrew Younghusband, host of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER on Discovery

Last season, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER drove major audiences across Canada to Discovery. Final data from Numeris for the 2017/18 broadcast year confirms that CANADA’S WORST DRIVER continues to be the most-watched entertainment specialty program during its 10 p.m. ET timeslot among total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Additionally, the series ranked as a Top 5 series on Discovery among total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49.

Below are the seven participants buckling up for driver rehab in Season 14 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER. Click on each participant’s name to access their full bio.

Name: Darris Wilderman

Age: 22

Hometown: Calgary

Nominated by: Mother, Jen

Name: Brandon Wilkins

Age: 20

Hometown: Saint John, N.B.

Nominated by: Best friend, Sarah

Name: Ryan Whittier

Age: 39

Hometown: Bedford, N.S.

Nominated by: Best friend, Dave

Name: Karlene Bowen

Age: 62

Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.

Nominated by: Husband, Darrell

Name: Alexis Pratola

Age: 21

Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.

Nominated by: Driving Instructor, Gerry

Name: Brittany Dube

Age: 32

Hometown: Victoria

Nominated by: Sister, Mia

Name: Descyara McMurray

Age: 28

Hometown: Campbellford-Havelock, Ont.

Nominated by: Friend, Drew

Subscribers can access live streaming of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER through the Discovery app, and stream previous seasons on demand on the Discovery app and Discovery.ca.

Discovery’s free preview is available for four weeks – from Oct. 4 until Nov. 1 – through participating TV service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Eastlink, Cogeco, Videotron,  SaskTel, and others.

CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is produced by Proper Television in association with Discovery. Lesia Capone is Executive Producer. Andrew Younghusband is co-executive producer with Blair Ricard, who is also the series producer. For Discovery, Edwina Follows is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

Source: Numeris

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Disastrous Drivers in Smarter Cars: Discovery’s Fan-Favourite Series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER Buckles Up and Hits the Road for Season 14, Oct. 29

– Host Andrew Younghusband examines driving’s technological revolution and its impact on automotive trends and safety –
– CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is the most-watched entertainment specialty television program in its timeslot –
– Discovery’s nationwide free preview runs Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 through participating TV service providers across Canada –

Click HERE for a sneak peek of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER

TORONTO (October 2, 2018) – The country’s most dreadful drivers buckle up for a ride on the road to redemption in Season 14 of Discovery’s longest-running series  CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 29. Led by returning host and Discovery mainstay Andrew Younghusband, the hit series features seven drivers – each nominated by a friend or family member – as they attempt to prove they possess the necessary skills to graduate from rehab and escape the unfortunate title of “Canada’s Worst Driver.” The all-new season premieres during the network’s nationwide free preview, available Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 through participating TV service providers across Canada.

Hauled off Canada’s highways from Victoria to Saint John, N.B., these reckless drivers head to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre in Dunnville, Ont. where they are stripped of their car keys and driver’s licence. Each episode features the tried-and-tested challenges viewers have come to love, each designed to push the drivers to their limits and teach them crucial safe driving skills – all with an eye to eliminate driver distraction.

With the introduction of smartphones, online navigation, and self-driving vehicles, driving schools have refreshed their teaching methods, and the Driver Rehabilitation Centre is no exception. In a first for CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, Season 14 sees Younghusband examine driving’s technological revolution and its influence on automotive trends and safety, focusing on everything from back-up cameras to cell phone usage behind the wheel.

Joining Younghusband once again this season are the show’s merciless team of driving experts including CP24’s Cam Woolley, traffic expert and former OPP sergeant; professional high-performance driving instructor Philippe Létourneau; expert driving instructor Tim Danter; and registered psychotherapist Shyamala Kiru.

Andrew Younghusband, host of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER on Discovery

Last season, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER drove major audiences across Canada to Discovery. Final data from Numeris for the 2017/18 broadcast year confirms that CANADA’S WORST DRIVER continues to be the most-watched entertainment specialty program during its 10 p.m. ET timeslot among total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Additionally, the series ranked as a Top 5 series on Discovery among total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49.

Below are the seven participants buckling up for driver rehab in Season 14 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER. Click on each participant’s name to access their full bio.

Name: Darris Wilderman

Age: 22

Hometown: Calgary

Nominated by: Mother, Jen

Name: Brandon Wilkins

Age: 20

Hometown: Saint John, N.B.

Nominated by: Best friend, Sarah

Name: Ryan Whittier

Age: 39

Hometown: Bedford, N.S.

Nominated by: Best friend, Dave

Name: Karlene Bowen

Age: 62

Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.

Nominated by: Husband, Darrell

Name: Alexis Pratola

Age: 21

Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.

Nominated by: Driving Instructor, Gerry

Name: Brittany Dube

Age: 32

Hometown: Victoria

Nominated by: Sister, Mia

Name: Descyara McMurray

Age: 28

Hometown: Campbellford-Havelock, Ont.

Nominated by: Friend, Drew

Subscribers can access live streaming of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER through the Discovery app, and stream previous seasons on demand on the Discovery app and Discovery.ca.

Discovery’s free preview is available for four weeks – from Oct. 4 until Nov. 1 – through participating TV service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Eastlink, Cogeco, Videotron,  SaskTel, and others.

CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is produced by Proper Television in association with Discovery. Lesia Capone is Executive Producer. Andrew Younghusband is co-executive producer with Blair Ricard, who is also the series producer. For Discovery, Edwina Follows is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

Source: Numeris

For more information

Elysia Circelli

Elysia.Circelli@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media Original Programming:

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL; the record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; the original international TV format THE LAUNCH; satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; new comedy series JANN; new lifestyle series starring Mary Berg; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; Bravo’s mystery dramedy CARTER; Comedy’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED;  CraveTV’s hit comedy LETTERKENNY; and SnackableTV’s interactive stand-up series JOKEOFF and upcoming animated series LITTLEKENNY. In addition to adventure drama FRONTIER, Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, in addition to new original series DISASTERS AT SEA, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.

About Discovery:
With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best factual programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications

About Proper Television Inc.:

Since opening its doors in 2004, Proper Television has become one of Canada’s premier production companies. Proper works across a wide range of factual genres, creating more than 600 hours of reality, lifestyle and documentary and specialist factual programming. The company’s ratings-grabbing slate includes a mix of originals like Last Stop Garage, Under New Management, Vegas Rat Rods and Tougher Than it Looks, along with big international formats such as  MasterChef Canada, The Great Canadian Baking Show, Iron Chef Canada and Canada’s Worst Driver. In 2017 Proper became a division of Boat Rocker Media.

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