We Can’t Stop: DAILY PLANET’s High-Velocity Thrill-Ride Returns with “Adrenaline Junkies” Week, November 3–7 on Discovery

— October 8, 2014

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TORONTO (October 8, 2014) DAILY PLANET jumps off the edge of a cliff during “Adrenaline Junkies” Week, beginning Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery. Join co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dr. Dan Riskin as they meet up with some of the gutsiest people on the planet who risk it all for the ultimate thrill! From extreme sports star Jean-Yves Blondeau’s attempt to conquer a hazardous rain-soaked road in the French Alps (flat on his stomach at ridiculous speeds); to Rainer Wilke, the world’s most famous aerobatic helicopter pilot trying to master his most dangerous and gravity-defying trick – Canada’s favourite science show presents the people accomplishing the planet’s most extreme physical feats.


DAILY PLANET co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dr. Dan Riskin present yet another high-velocity thrill-ride on “Adrenaline Junkies” Week, beginning Monday, November 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Discovery


MEDIA NOTE: Photography of Ziya Tong and Dr. Dan Riskin can be found at BellMediaPR.ca/Discovery 

As Discovery’s flagship hour continues its landmark 20th season, viewers can enhance their DAILY PLANET experience by clicking onto the show’s NEW online platform at Discovery.ca. In addition, the Facebook and Twitter community continues to EXPLODE as “Adrenaline Junkies” Week kicks-off! Highlights include:

  • Jean-Yves Blondeau – This charismatic personality has invented a one-of-a-kind suit and been featured in films starring Jim Carrey and Jackie Chan.  DAILY PLANET follows Blondeau’s attempts to conquer a hazardous rain-soaked road in the French Alps.
  • Rainer Wilke – The world’s most famous aerobatic helicopter pilot struggles to master an elaborate and dangerous manoeuver called the Pinwheel.
  • Lutz Eichholz – Lutz Eichholz is Evil Knievel on the one-wheel unicycle and he’s upping the ante by attempting to descend Mt. Damavand – Europe’s largest active volcano.
  • Christina Saenz de Santamaria – Champion free diver Christina Santa Maria and her husband, Eusebio, have mastered exploring the underwater world on a single breath for minutes at a time. Now they’re attempting something few have before – a world record Tandem Free Dive! 


An international success story, DAILY PLANET is produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), a production house wholly owned by Discovery Canada. The series’ Executive Producer is Kelly McKeown; Senior Producers are Steven Hunt and Cindy Bahadur; Supervising Producer is Agatha Rachpaul; Managing Producer is Erin Mackie; and Director is John Morrison.

About Discovery

The world is just awesome!  With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction 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 and now available in more than eight million Canadian homes, Discovery consistently ranks first among all English-language Canadian specialty networks for overall viewer satisfaction according to the TV Trends and Quality (TVQ) Survey. Discovery 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.


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For more information:

Noah Zatzman, Discovery, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca                                    

Jodi Cook, Discovery, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca