DENVER, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A summer season roster of 88 TV shows, including six all-new series, were unveiled as part of Outdoor Channel's third quarter (Q3) programming offering. Beginning today, June 30th, viewers will be riveted by the heart-pounding adventures and suspenseful journeys across the globe led by the network's esteemed outdoor talent and renowned celebrities, such as Joe Mantegna, Willie Robertson, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jim Shockey, Mark and Terry Drury, Jim Thome, Gary LeVox, Shawn Michaels, Ted Nugent, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, and Michael Waddell, among others.
"Outdoor Channel programming celebrates the spirit of adventure, and serves as inspiration to experience a wild and engaging lifestyle. Through collaborations with high-profile celebrities and powerful brands, we have developed an exclusive slate of gripping content that includes brand-new shows, new seasons of returning series and other popular favorites," said Jeffrey Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming at Outdoor Channel. "Our summer roster is illustrative of our ongoing efforts to further solidify our leadership position in the outdoor entertainment landscape, and to attract new audiences to Outdoor Channel."
The network is proud to introduce "Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED" [Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. ET] – an all-new exploration-driven TV series hosted by Jim Shockey, an avid outdoorsman and world renowned outfitter, with a passion for the extreme. Each hour-long episode chronicles Shockey's travels to remote and dangerous destinations, accompanied by his fellow thrill-seeker and close friend, Corey Knowlton. Even the much-revered Shockey has his doubts on treks through Papua New Guinea, the Arctic, the Northwest Rainforests of Canada, the formidable mountain ranges of Kyrgyzstan, and beyond. Nevertheless, his affinity for the untamed outdoors shines through, as does his physical agility, mental dexterity and true passion for culture.
The dynamic duo behind the Drury Outdoors empire, Mark and Terry Drury, are at it again in a new ground-breaking half-hour show, "THIRTEEN presented by Under Armour" [Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET]. This time, the Drurys are joined by Terry's son Matt and Mark's daughter Taylor, as well as former Major League Baseball (MLB) power hitter, Jim Thome, and Rascal Flatts front man, Gary LeVox. "THIRTEEN" breaks down their collective experience from an entire season of action-packed whitetail hunts into thirteen phases, which allows viewers to get an in-depth look into the complete planning, preparation, recon and effort involved.
MLB devotees, country music fans, WWE followers, hunters, archers, firearm enthusiasts, conservationists and history buffs will enjoy new seasons of returning series and other popular Outdoor Channel favorites starring:
- Joe Mantegna in "MidwayUSA's Gun Stories" [Wednesdays 8:00 p.m. ET];
- Willie Robertson, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Ryan Langerhans, Tom "Tombo" Martin and Adam LaRoche in "Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour" [Saturdays 10:00 a.m. ET];
- Ted Nugent in "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild" [Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. ET];
- Michael Waddell, Travis "T-Bone" Turner and Nick Mundt in "Michael Waddell's Bone Collector" [Sundays 10:30 p.m. ET];
- Lee and Tiffany Lakosky in "Crush with Lee & Tiffany" [Sundays 7:30 p.m. ET];
- Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark in "Shawn Michael's MacMillan River Adventures" [Tuesdays 11:30 p.m. ET];
- Craig Morgan in "Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors" [Sundays 11:00 p.m. ET];
- Jason Carter, Kip Fulks, Koby Fulks and Bryan Offutt in "Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper" [Mondays 9:00 p.m. ET];
- And Gregg Ritz in "Gregg Ritz's Hunt Masters" [Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET].
Joining the network's nonstop action is "Benelli's The Fowl Life with Chad Belding" [Thursdays 7:00 p.m. ET]. The series shares the unforgettable hunts and experiences of host Chad Belding, alongside crew members Keith Allen, Clay Belding, Alex Crosby and others, as they head across the U.S. and Canada in pursuit of waterfowl. The reality-based program is as much educational as it is entertaining, providing tips and strategies on all aspects of duck and goose hunting – from understanding waterfowl migration to becoming a better instinctive shooter.
Another new addition to the Outdoor Channel lineup captures David and Karin Holder, who use hunting as a platform to teach ethics and values to their teenage sons, Warren and Easton. All of them were "Raised Hunting" [Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET] and proud of it. They believe hunting is not just something you do; it's who you are. And they're ready to share who they are with audiences by passing on the information that will make future hunts more effective.
"Remington Country" [Wednesdays 8:30 p.m. ET] pairs a trio of true hunting experts -- Dan Harrison, Russ MacLennan and Doug Larsen – with America's greatest maker of firearms and ammunition. By spending decades in the field leading all levels of clients, Harrison, MacLennan and Larsen have seen just about every mistake a hunter can make and selflessly share this knowledge with viewers to ensure the same mistake isn't made twice. Every episode uncovers the three hosts' behind-the-scenes moments as they showcase what it really takes to get a client within range of a great trophy.
The sixth new show to the lineup, "Winchester World of Whitetail" [Sundays 2:30 p.m. ET], is a hard-core whitetail hunting series that takes a look into the life of Ron Spomer. A true self-taught-do-it-yourself hunter, birder, and wildlife photographer, Spomer's background enables him to reveal secrets to whitetail deer hunting and the species biology behind America's favorite big game animal. The series follows Spomer across North America as he preps for hunts and provides the inside scoop on the rituals, strategies and tactics that have allowed him continuous success in harvesting mature bucks.
Outdoor Channel offers a number of themed programming blocks that combine the network's top shows with the most recognizable brands in the outdoor space. Primetime programming blocks include: "Bear Bowhunting Monday," "Mossy Oak Tuesday Night Pursuits," "MidwayUSA's Wednesday Night at the Range," "Primos Thursday Night Calls of the Hunt" and "DICK's Sporting Goods Friday Night at the Lodge." Weekend programming blocks include: "Chevy Silverado Saturdays" and "Bass Pro Shops Big Sporting Saturdays," in addition to "Bushnell Sunday at First Light" and "Wildgame Innovations Sunday Night on the Hunt."
For the full Q3 programming schedule, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx. Check local listings or log on to OutdoorChannel.com to find out how to get the network in your area.
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Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America's Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by nearly 40 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors
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