Discovery’s Latest Original Canadian Series LAST STOP GARAGE Headlines “Mashup Mondays”, Alongside Homegrown Hits CANADA’S WORST DRIVER and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, Beginning Oct. 23
— September 29, 2017
– New Discovery series LAST STOP GARAGE is the latest from the producers of the channel’s most-watched series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER –
– Andrew Younghusband returns to Discovery’s Monday night lineup with some of Canada’s most appalling drivers for Season 13 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, and tackles brutal new challenges with a second season of TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? –
– Monday night’s loaded lineup premieres during nationwide free preview of Discovery, available Oct. 12 - Nov. 9 through TV service providers across Canada –
TORONTO (September, 29 2017) – Discovery, primetime’s most-watched Canadian entertainment specialty channel, continues rolling out its stellar fall lineup of industry leading homegrown programming with the debut of new original Canadian series LAST STOP GARAGE on Monday, Oct. 23. Headlining a “Mashup Mondays” primetime lineup featuring back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET, the rag-tag team of “MacGyver”-like mechanics from Labrador in LAST STOP GARAGE are joined by new competitors in Discovery’s hit original Candian series, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER (10 p.m. ET), as well as Andrew Younghusband in TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? (11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET) – also premiering new seasons on Oct. 23.
All three series making up Discovery’s “Mashup Mondays” primetime schedule are among the many premieres airing during the network’s nationwide free preview, available Oct. 12 - Nov. 9 through participating service providers.
“We are thrilled to bring Discovery viewers LAST STOP GARAGE – another character-driven, authentic, homegrown series telling uniquely Canadian stories that our viewers love,” said Edwina Follows, Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks. “We’re thrilled to offer this new series as part of Monday nights on Discovery, joining new seasons of Canadian hits CANADA’S WORST DRIVER and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, also produced through our long-standing partnership with Proper Television.”
LAST STOP GARAGE stars a colourful crew of ingenious mechanics who operate out of CRB Automotive – a family-owned garage in North West River, located at one of the furthest driveable points on the eastern seaboard. Using sometimes questionable backwoods resourcefulness, the clever automotive-hack specialists put their “mechanical magic” to work, fixing and building just about anything for anyone in their remote town of 553 residents. With a whole lot of heart, they “get’er done”, Labrador style. Just as the community relies on the shop, the mechanics rely on the eccentric locals for wisdom, parts, and a helping hand.
Click HERE to meet the hilarious cast of characters of LAST STOP GARAGE and HERE for a complete list of episode highlights.
Keeping the “Mashup Mondays” pace going at full speed is lucky Season 13 of hit series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER. Airing at 10 p.m. ETbeginning Oct. 23, eight new disastrous drivers buckle up and take on various challenges designed to push them to their limits to Discover this year’s “Worst Driver”. CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is the longest-running and highest-rated series among the “Worst Driver” formats internationally.
Then, closing out the evening’s primetime schedule on Discovery, Younghusband puts himself in the driver’s seat, tackling some of the toughest, oddest, and strangest tasks in Season 2 of TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, with back-to-back episodes at 11 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET beginning Oct. 23. Click HERE for highlights.
(L-R): The resourceful crew in LAST STOP GARAGE: Corey, Stan, and Collin; Host Andrew Younghusband and Season 13 cast of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER; Younghusband prepares to tackle a wakeboarding challenge in TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?, all beginning Oct. 23.
Episodes of LAST STOP GARAGE, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? are available on Discovery GO for next-day viewing. Previous seasons of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? are streaming now at Discovery.ca and Discovery GO. Viewers can also catch up on previous seasons of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER on CraveTV.
Discovery’s Free Preview is available for five weeks – October 12 – November 9 – through television service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, BellMTS, Cogeco Connexion Inc., Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, Videotron, and several CCSA partners including, Northwestel, Tbaytel, Westman Communications Group, and VMedia.
LAST STOP GARAGE, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? are produced by Proper Television in association with Discovery. LAST STOP GARAGE is executive produced by Allison Grace, with Jay Armstrong as series producer. Andrew Younghusband is co-executive producer with Blair Ricard, who is also the series producer for CANADA’S WORST DRIVER and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? 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.
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 ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, 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.
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