Discovery’s First Ever Nationwide Free Preview Begins October 20

— August 17, 2016

– Discovery Free Preview available October 20 – November 30 through TV service providers across Canada –
– Network’s first original Canadian scripted drama FRONTIER starring Jason Momoa, and TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? featuring Discovery star Andrew Younghusband set to debut during six-week Free Preview –


TORONTO (August 17, 2016) – This fall, Discovery is introducing its first-ever nationwide Free Preview! Just in time for a stellar lineup of captivating homegrown programming premieres, the Free Preview includes the debut of Discovery’s first-ever original Canadian scripted drama FRONTIER, starring Jason Momoa (Nov. 6); back-to-back programs featuring Discovery mainstay and viewer favourite Andrew Younghusband, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER and the original Canadian series debut of TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS? (Oct. 24); and the broadcast year’s most-watched show on Canadian entertainment specialty television, GOLD RUSH (date to be announced). Discovery’s Free Preview is available for six weeks – October 20 November 30 – through television service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, Eastlink, MTS, Rogers, Sasktel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, Videotron, CCSA partners CCAP, Gosfield Telecom, Northwestel, Access Communications, and Tbaytel.

Among the highlights of the jam-packed premiere schedule airing during Discovery’s Free Preview:

FRONTIERNew Series, Beginning Nov. 6 Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Set against the stunning, raw backdrop of 1700s Canada, FRONTIER is a thrilling action-adventure series revolving around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in a ruthless game of wealth and power. Irish stowaway Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron) has barely stepped foot into the New World when he becomes embroiled in a dangerous battle between the fearless and violent Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) and the formidable Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong) of the Hudson’s Bay Company. A dramatic story of revenge and riches, betrayal and brutality, and survival of the fittest in the James Bay fur trade, everyone is gunning to be the last man standing – from the combustible Scottish Brown Brothers (Allan Hawco, Michael Patric, Stephen Lord), to crafty ale house owner Grace Emberly (Zoe Boyle), to treacherous Captain Chesterfield (Evan Jonigkeit), to millionaire Samuel Grant (Shawn Doyle). All are willing to do whatever it takes to hold the keys to the New World. CANADA’S WORST DRIVERNew Season, Beginning Oct. 24 Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Oct. 24 Season 12 of perennial favourite CANADA’S WORST DRIVER follows a new group of eight of Canada’s worst drivers. Each nominated by a friend or family member, these truly terrible drivers are put through their paces in a controlled environment and evaluated by a panel of driving experts. Hosted by Andrew Younghusband, each episode features tried-and-tested challenges designed to push contestants to their limits. They must master basic training and more advanced techniques before graduating or they will be named Canada’s Worst Driver. TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKS?New Series, Beginning Oct. 24 Mondays at 11 p.m. PT/8 p.m. PT From the makers of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, host Andrew Younghusband delves into the world of terrifying heights, extreme sports, tough trades, small spaces, and strange hobbies. Younghusband’s wild quest takes him into the dangerous, weird, and just plain tough, as he meets people driven by passion, doing jobs and partaking in pastimes that often look impossible. In each episode, Younghusband struggles to keep up with the pros and experts as they show him the ropes. With minimal training, he attempts working as a window cleaner on a dauntingly high skyscraper, wing walking on a bi-plane in mid-air, barefoot water skiing, and racing lawnmowers. Nothing is too scary or obscure for Younghusband to try…at least once. GOLD RUSHNew Season (Date to be announced) As the Klondike winter comes to an end, a new mining season begins. Season 7 of GOLD RUSH is full of shocking twists and far more gold than these miners have ever seen before. Returning this season is the series’ pre-show, THE DIRT, with weekly one-hour episodes featuring the miners giving their inside scoop on all things GOLD RUSH, and where fans can get access to behind-the-scenes, cutting-room-floor “gold” that never makes it into the show. Additional Programming Highlights Discovery’s Free Preview also features all-new episodes of previously announced signature series, including DAILY PLANET (weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), MIGHTY TRAINS (Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), BERING SEA GOLD (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), HOW IT’S MADE (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), DEADLIEST CATCH: DUNGEON COVE (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), FAST N’ LOUD (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), and new series SACRED STEEL (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Source: Numeris

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