Man Vs. Nature: Discovery’s Original Canadian Hit Series HIGHWAY THRU HELL Battles Record-Breaking Weather During All-New Sixth Season, Beginning Sept. 5
— August 15, 2017
– Ahead of 14 new episodes, previous seasons of HIGHWAY THRU HELL are available for catch-up viewing on Discovery, Set Top Box On-Demand, Discovery GO, and CraveTV –
– Sneak peek of Season 2 of the hit series HEAVY RESCUE: 401 debuts during HIGHWAY THRU HELL’s finale on Discovery in December –
– Toyota returns as exclusive automotive sponsor for Season 6 –
TORONTO (August 15, 2017) – Facing vicious crashes and treacherous recoveries to keep vital trucking corridors open, B.C.’s heavy rescue operators are back for a new season of Discovery’s hit original Canadian series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/ PT, beginning Sept. 5. Kicking off with a thrilling two-part premiere, the Top 10 entertainment specialty series promises to surprise audiences with nail-biting drama chronicling incredible stories of wrecks, survival, and hard-fought recoveries this season.
HIGHWAY THRU HELLSeason 6 sees the most intense weather challenges ever filmed on the Coquihalla Highway, as heavy rescue owner/operator Jamie Davis is forced to up his manpower and trust his trucks, reputation, and the fate of the highways to his family and returning go-to colleague, Colin McLean. Through narrow, rocky, and vital trucking corridors, the 14-episode season follows the dangerous fight the men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue must brave during wicked winter weather and wild wrecks.
Later this season, HIGHWAY THRU HELL viewers will be treated to an exclusive first look at Season 2 of another hit original Canadian series HEAVY RESCUE: 401, returning to Discovery this December.
But first, a full-day Season 5 marathon leading up to the Season 6 premiere airs on Labour Day (Monday, Sept. 4) beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Discovery. Viewers can also catch up with Season 5 of HIGHWAY THRU HELL in advance of the Season 6 premiere through subscription-free catch-up viewing (Aug.15-Sept.12) on the Discovery GO app, Discovery.ca, and Set Top Box On-Demand via participating service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Rogers, Telus, Eastlink, and Northwestel. Additionally, subscribers can catch up on past seasons of HIGHWAY THRU HELL now streaming on Discovery GO and CraveTV.
Toyota is making its return as the exclusive automotive sponsor featuring the full-size Tundra pickup in HIGHWAY THRU HELL’s sixth season.
About HIGHWAY THRU HELL Season 6:
Before the beginning of the winter season, Jamie Davis thought he had seen it all in Hope, B.C. Working one of the harshest mountain highways in North America, Davis’ heavy rescue team usually knows what to anticipate – but this time, record-breaking snowfall, ice, wind, and bitter cold make Mother Nature their greatest enemy. After closing his operation in Alberta last year, Davis is still focused on improving his towing business in Hope, and that means getting the most out of his team and his trucks. And this winter, Davis is counting on one man more than anyone – Colin McLean. After saying goodbye to the elite team last season, McLean makes a surprise return to the company.
Davis is counting on family more than ever in Season 6. His son, James Jr., and his stepson Brandon become more involved with the family business, while Davis’ brother Kelly continues to help out in Hope, B.C. Often a thorn in Davis’ side, Kelly still proves he’s worth keeping around as a heavy rescue operator. Equally handy with a welding torch as he is helping out on a wreck, Davis’ cousin Paris joins the crew as the newest addition to the business.
Each one-hour episode features Davis’ legendary heavy rescue team and his competitors– Quiring Towing, Aggressive Towing, and Mission Towing, three of the longest-running family operated tow businesses in B.C. Ready to navigate the extreme roads and relentless weather, each operation returns to keep open some of the most economically important, most travelled, and most inhospitable trucking routes in North America.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL is produced by Great Pacific Media in association with Discovery Canada. Executive Producer is Mark Miller. The series producer is Neil Thomas. For Discovery, Bruce Glawson is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.
Great Pacific Media is a global leader in factual television. Started by TV veterans Blair Reekie and Mark Miller, their programs are seen in more than 170 countries. They specialize in development, production, co-production, and financing of factual and lifestyle television. Great Pacific Media was recently acquired by the Thunderbird Group of companies to accelerate the growth of Thunderbird’s presence in the unscripted television space. Thunderbird creates award-winning programming for Canadian and international broadcasters and boasts divisions in scripted and unscripted development and production, theatrical distribution, and animation. www.greatpacifictv.com
About Bell Media Original Production:
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.
About Discovery: With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery ranks as the #1 Canadian entertainment specialty network in primetime. 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. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.