Discovery Orders Full Season of Orginal Series ANDREW YOUNGHUSBAND’S HOW HARD CAN IT BE, Produced Entirely in 4K
— January 29, 2016
– 10-episode season from Proper Television coming this fall to Discovery and Discovery GO –
– Younghusband also gearing up to host Season 12 of Discovery viewer favourite CANADA’S WORST DRIVER –
Toronto (January 29, 2016) – Discovery announced today it has ordered a complete 10-episode season of ANDREW YOUNGHUSBAND’S HOW HARD CAN IT BE (working title) from Canadian independent producer Proper Television. Already in pre-production on Season 12 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER for Discovery, Younghusband is the star of this new documentary series that sees him tackling the hardest, weirdest, and most dangerous activities he can find in an attempt to beat the experts at their own respective games.
The second Discovery original Canadian series to be shot in ultra-vivid 4K UHD, each 30-minute episode of ANDREW YOUNGHUSBAND’S HOW HARD CAN IT BE finds the star bringing his unique comedic take to wildly different experiences as he puts himself in harm’s way to attempt tough jobs, weird pastimes, and bizarre passions. Whether it’s a roller derby dust-up or trying to keep up with his marathon-running mom, competitive professional eatering or demolition derby driving, Younghusband pushes himself to the limits of his physical and mental abilities.
“We piloted this show concept in a series of original shorts as our first 4K original project on Discovery GO last December, and are now looking forward to bringing an entire season run to the network,” said Edwina Follows, Director of Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks Canada. “Discovery is pleased to be working with Andrew and Proper Television on this exciting new project while we continue to count on him to bring our viewers an incredible 12th season of their favourite guilty pleasure – CANADA’S WORST DRIVER.”
“This will be the 20th series Andrew and I have worked on together in the last decade..that feels like some kind of landmark… and more importantly, we’re still having as much fun as ever,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President of Proper Television. “Andrew is a great talent and this is a great opportunity for him and the whole Proper bench to showcase our factual entertainment chops in a new space.”
"I'm super-excited for the 12th season of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER because we've created some clever new tricks, and we're dusting off some old ones we haven't done in a few years,” said Younghusband. “I sure hope I'm there to be a part of it... I say that, because the new show may very well kill me!"
Recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality /Competition Program or Series, casting for Season 12 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER is still open! On the heels of an incredible Season 11, ranked in the Top 5 most-watched program on entertainment specialty television in Canada this past fall with an average audience of 625,000 viewers, fans can go online at http://www.canadasworstdriver.com and nominate a friend or family member.
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About Proper Television: Proper Television is a leading provider of factual entertainment, reality, documentary, and docu-dramas for Canadian, American, and International markets. Headed by former BBC director Guy O’Sullivan, Proper Television has earned a distinguished reputation for creating original series and hit versions of international formats including CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, MASTERCHEF CANADA, VEGAS RAT RODS, and DON’T DRIVE HERE. Proper Television’s shows and formats are sold internationally by Proper Rights.
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