The heatwave won’t stop this fall as Discovery fires up a blistering free preview, beginning Thursday, Sept. 10. Featuring a truckload of series, Discovery’s free preview is anchored by the Season 9 debut of Canadian smash-hit original series HIGHWAY THRU HELL (Sept. 14).
Available until Thursday, Oct. 22, Discovery’s freeview includes a variety of new and returning series, such as: the series premieres of STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS (Sept. 17), ALL ON THE LINE (Sept. 22), DODGEBALL: THUNDERDOME (Sept. 23), and MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (Sept. 30); plus new seasons of DIESEL BROTHERS (Sept. 17), and TEXAS METAL (Sept. 17).
Discovery’s free preview is available through participating television service providers across the country, including but not limited to Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel, and participating members of the CCSA.
Discovery subscribers can live-stream every minute of the jam-packed freeview programming through the Discovery app, and catch up on full seasons of Discovery series on demand through the Discovery app and at Discovery.ca.
See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series available during Discovery’s free preview. All dates are subject to change. Visit Discovery.ca to confirm local broadcast times and view the full schedule.
New and Returning Series Premieres:
HIGHWAY THRU HELL (18×60) *Season 9 Premiere*
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 14
Featuring stories of remarkable strength and fearless dedication, HIGHWAY THRU HELL chronicles the work of the heavy duty operators who often put their own lives at risk to help keep vital transport highways open and safe. This season delivers more twists and turns than ever as Jamie Davis and the other heavy rescue companies are joined by new operators, new equipment, and even a new base.
In the premiere episode, “Dead Man’s Curve”, the first snowstorm of the season paralyzes the Coquihalla Summit, launching Al Quiring and Gord Boyd into battle. Meanwhile, Jamie Davis and a new operator from Ireland tackle a torn-up semi on a dangerous corner.
Before the highly anticipated Season 9 debut, Discovery gives viewers a chance to relive Season 8 with a Labour Day marathon on Monday, Sept. 7 beginning at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT. Season 8 of HIGHWAY THRU HELL was the #1 program on Discovery this broadcast year-to-date among total viewers, and is among the Top 10 series on Canadian English Entertainment Specialty.
STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS – GRUDGE RACING (10×60) *Season 1 Premiere*
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 17
The callouts are louder, the races are riskier, and the stakes are higher than ever as the best street racers in the country compete for $50,000 every week in the Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings championship series.
DIESEL BROTHERS (12×60) *Season 3 Premiere*
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 17
Filled with more mega builds, epic stunts, and iconic pranks than ever before, this season of DIESEL BROTHERS sees Heavy D, Diesel Dave, and The Muscle continue to blur the line between work and play.
The premiere episode, “The Doubleheader: Game 1”, finds Heavy D, Diesel Dave, and the DieselSellerz crew reinvent a bullpen car for the MLB Network while also working on a Chevrolet Duramax for baseball legend Miguel Cabrera
TEXAS METAL (12×60) *Season 3 Premiere*
Metal miracles is the name of the game for the TEXAS METAL team at Ekstensive Metal Works who create some of the biggest, flashiest, and most creative builds anywhere.
In the premiere episode, “Cab Over Custom”, Bill and the team try to outdo themselves with a radical redesign of 1950 Ford F5 COE, starting with a bed unlike any they’ve built. Then, the shop begins its first shot at remaking a ’69 Corvette Stingray.
ALL ON THE LINE (4×60) *Series Premiere*
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 22
Set in the iconic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, ALL ON THE LINE follows two crews as they fight to land tuna and keep their family businesses afloat throughout the winter. As the weather worsens, the stakes get higher for fishermen who are willing to risk everything to bring home a monster payday.
The premiere episode, “Mommy Can’t Help You Out Here,” sees two Gloucester fishing boats band together in their hunt for giant bluefin tuna, battling the rough North Atlantic to land fish that could be worth upwards of $20,000.
DODGEBALL: THUNDERDOME (9×60) *Series Premiere*
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 23
Discovery transforms the classic game of dodgeball into an epic sporting competition by combining the classic game with difficult obstacle courses. Hosted by digital star and TV personality David Dobrik, alongside co-hosts Erin Lim and former NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, this all-new series invites everyday people to become heroes as they compete for a $25,000 cash prize.
In the premiere episode, “Welcome to the Thunderdome”, contestants from all walks of life compete for glory and $25,000 cash in an arena unlike any other: dodgeball deity tests his mettle; a fitness model shows she can do more than just look the part; and Aaron Rodgers tries his hand at a brand-new ballgame.
MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP (10×60) *Series Premiere*
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 30
From ships that disappear without a trace, to unexplained underwater anomalies, to a super virus showing up along Florida’s coast, the world’s oceans are a deep source of unsolved mysteries. MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP sees host Jeremy Wade search for the answers behind the world’s most iconic and baffling underwater mysteries known to science.
In the premiere episode, “The Bermuda Triangle Conspiracy”, Jeremy Wade investigates if one the Bermuda Triangle’s most infamous disappearances was part of a conspiracy by a secret agent at war with the U.S.
STREET OUTLAWS: FARMTRUCK & AZN (1×120) *Premiere*
Thursday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
From their iconic Farmtruck to their unbelievable Gonorail, Farmtruck and AZN have long been known for their crazy builds. In this special, the guys are taking it to a whole new level by opening their shop and reveal the crazy new surprises they have up their sleeves.
SURVIVING JOE EXOTIC (1×120) *Premiere*
Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Featuring one of TIGER KING Joe Exotic’s last interviews before his arrest, SURVIVING JOE EXOTIC tells the ultimately heartwarming rescue story of four big cats from his zoo as told by the infamous zoo keeper himself, ex-employees, and rescue organizations.
New Episodes Airing During Freeview:
BERING SEA GOLD (11×60) *Season 9*
New episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
In Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on but viewers have never seen mining like this before. The glittering precious metal is at the bottom of the frigid and unpredictable Bering Sea, and a handful of people risk it all in hopes of finding BERING SEA GOLD.
HOMESTEAD RESCUE: HOME SWEET HOMESTEAD (7×60) *Season 1*
New episodes air Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT before settling into its regular 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT timeslot beginning Sept. 7
HOMESTEAD RESCUE: HOME SWEET HOMESTEAD sees the Raney family turn the cameras on themselves as they shelter in place on their Alaskan homestead.
CHASING MONSTERS (6×60) *Season 4*
New episodes air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
From giant barracudas to 500-lb. stingrays and beyond, extreme angler and adventurer Cyril Chauquet takes viewers on a high-stakes adrenaline quest in search of the world’s most elusive and colossal underwater living in the hidden depths of the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers.
I QUIT (11×60) *New Series*
New episodes air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
I QUIT follows six sets of hopeful entrepreneurs over the course of 12 months as they leave their nine-to-five jobs to launch their own businesses. In hopes of winning a $100,000 cash prize for the most promising business, the entrepreneurs are guided by three successful business leaders with their own empires, including: Harley Finkelstein, chief operating officer of global e-commerce platform Shopify; Debbie Sterling, CEO of children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox; and Tricia Clarke- Stone, co-founder and CEO of tech agency WP Narrative.
DEADLIEST CATCH (24×60) *Season 16*
New episodes air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
For the first time ever on DEADLIEST CATCH, the Alaskan crab fleet faces off against their biggest rival – the Russians. A competition so fierce, the captains must push into uncharted territory, including one veteran actually going to Russia. This season sees new fishing alliances, former CATCH captains returning to the fleet, and a worldwide, headline-grabbing winter storm that pounds their crab boats.
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: JOSH GATES TONIGHT (8×60) *Season 1*
New episodes air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Josh Gates continues exploring the world – from home – as he takes viewers across the globe with unseen footage from his explorations.
NAKED AND AFRAID XL (7×60) *Season 5*
New episodes air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
South Africa’s scorching savannah sets the stage for a NAKED AND AFRAID XL challenge unlike anything ever attempted on previous seasons. With resources scarcer than ever, it’s the ultimate take on survival of the fittest, leaving no room for slackers. To make it through this 40-day challenge alive, every survivalist will have to earn every step while weak links will be cast out for the greater good of the group.
Source: Numeris, 8/26/2019 to 8/2/2020, Program rank based on 3+ Airings, excluding movies