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TORONTO (April 15, 2014) – It shouldn’t need explaining. Simple common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never – ever – do, especially at home. Turning this accepted wisdom on its head for an explosive second season (literally!), NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME returns to Discovery on Monday, May 12 with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 12-part Bell Media original series blends science, danger, and comedy when hosts Teddy Wilson (INNERSPACE) and Norm Sousa (The Sketchersons) conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand – and beyond. A big hit with viewers, last year’s NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME debut ranks among the Top 5 series premieres in Discovery Canada’s history among Adults 18-49. With this track record behind them, Wilson and Sousa are diving into even crazier antics and closer calls for Season 2.
Moving on to another house – there was nothing left standing of the Season 1 farm after these guys were through with it – these two dangerously unqualified hosts precariously mix, ignite, flood, explode, and otherwise wreak havoc on the contents of a southern Ontario home. This country property also came with a pond and a hunting cabin – because bigger is better, right?
Never inflate a giant bouncy castle indoors. Never paint a house with a cannon. Never build a skating rink inside a house. But why? Don’t most people – secretly – want to know what would happen if they ignored the safety warnings? As Wilson and Sousa test these “nevers” and more, staging elaborate trials using conventional products, household appliances, volatile gases, and professional-grade explosives – essentially whatever they can get their hands on – they reveal the extreme dangers lurking behind commonplace warnings. NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME also features a team of special effects and fire safety professionals to maximize the consequences – and keep Wilson and Sousa out of harm’s way (most of the time…).
With 20 cameras capturing every angle – including highly-specialized “Phantoms” that can record up to 5,000 frames per second for the ultimate in slow-motion replay – the series showcases the legitimate physics and chemistry behind the outrageous cause-and-effect consequences of Wilson and Sousa’s experiments in stunning detail. These highly-advanced cameras capture the exact instant when the ordinary becomes extraordinary, whether it’s a pineapple exploding, propane gas cascading slowly, or a flame and igniting into a glorious blaze.
Highlights from the first episodes of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME 2 include:
NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME 2: “Episode 1”
Mon., May 12 at 9 ET/PT
Hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa are back – and they still haven’t figured out that they really should never do this at home. With a new location to decimate, their unique approach to home improvement projects and household chores begin. In the premiere episode, they find their own way to move a bathtub to the upstairs bathroom, put their own “spin” on a lazy susan, make a mobile hot tub with a pickup truck, and paint the house with a cannon.
NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME 2: “Episode 2”
Mon., May 12 at 9:30 ET/PT
Settling into their new abode, Wilson and Norm Sousa demonstrate the dangers of woodworking at home and as well as how to cut the grass faster. They find out a bit more about those warnings against inflating a giant bouncy castle indoors, and take in the great outdoors at their hunting cabin where they build their very own couch boat.
With so much explosive action and outrageous outtakes, NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME can’t be contained to broadcast! Viewers can visit Discovery.ca to find exclusive video, photo galleries, and show information – updated through the run of the series. Viewers who are astounded and amazed can extend their experience on mobile via the Discovery App, and join the explosive NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME conversation with hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa during LIVE chats on Twitter. @NeverEverAtHome during each Monday’s 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET broadcast (hashtag #NeverDoThis).
Programming Note: Fired up by a taste of the season to come with the Season 2 premiere, the following week Discovery will spend Victoria Day reveling in the wreckage of last year with a full NEVER EVER Season 1 Marathon, beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Monday, May 19. An encore presentation of Season 2’s Episodes 1 and 2 air at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET (5 and 5:30 p.m. PT), followed by the premieres of Episodes 3 and 4 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. With these two guys, who needs fireworks on Victoria Day?
This ratings-winning format originates from Norwegian broadcaster NRK, where its resounding success led to productions quickly sprouting in Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The world’s first English-language version was produced for Discovery Canada by Toronto-based Insight Productions, and was acquired by U.S. broadcaster Spike. A hit with Canadian viewers, NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME reached 1.7 million viewers in the average week and more than six million across the full Season 1 run. The debut season was also nominated for a 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual Program or Series.
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