New TV Series “Fight to Survive” and “The Gunfather” Join a Lineup of Nearly 90 Adventure-Packed Shows
Not only does Fall signal the start of the hunting season – it also signals the start of a fresh programming lineup from Outdoor Channel. Tune in to America’s Leader in Outdoor TV beginning today, September 29th, for two brand-new riveting shows and five lauded series returning with new episodes. Viewers will also be entertained by the gritty adventures and powerful journeys of returning fan favorites that star 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.
New series “Fight to Survive” [Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET] brings to Outdoor Channel the inspirational stories of individuals who have faced almost certain death and fought to stay alive. The series kicks off with host Craig DeMartino recounting his own harrowing story of survival following a 100-foot free fall that left him with devastating injuries. However, DeMartino was determined to continue to follow his passion for climbing and the great outdoors. He’s since become a celebrated paraclimber and motivational speaker. Tune in to see his and other truly astounding stories that illustrate how faith, determination and the human spirit can overcome even the most insurmountable of odds.
Another new series, “The Gunfather” [Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET], stars Louie Tuminaro, a native New Yorker turned Hamilton, Montana transplant. Tuminaro moved his family – wife Theresa and father Joe, affectionately known as “Pops,” along with children Louie Jr., Nicole and Alex – across the country to make his dream of owning the best gun shop in the West into a reality. The cameras follow Tuminaro on the road as he searches for unique pieces to sell, as well as in-shop where the restoration of antique and collectible firearms takes place. Watch as he tries to balance family and small town living while artfully closing deals with prospective firearms buyers.
“Outdoor Channel immerses its viewers in attention-grabbing TV about men and women and their exhilarating quests to follow their passions. And this quarter is no exception,” said Jeffrey Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming at Outdoor Channel. “We’re thrilled to introduce two new series to the network – one starring Craig DeMartino that chronicles truly inspiring tales of human strength and the other featuring gun shop owner Louie Tuminaro who drives a hard bargain. These two men might come from different backgrounds but they both possess a charismatic and dynamic character that is sure to be embraced by our viewers.”
Several fan favorites will make their return to the network featuring superstars from the realms of Hollywood, MLB, country music, WWE, hunting, archery, firearms and conservation:
- Joe Mantegna in “Gun Stories” [Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. ET];
- Willie Robertson, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Ryan Langerhans, Tom “Tombo” Martin and Adam LaRoche in “Buck Commander” [Saturdays 5:30 p.m. ET];
- Ted Nugent in “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild” [Tuesdays 8:30 p.m. ET];
- Jim Shockey in “Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED” [Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET];
- Mark, Terry, Matt and Taylor Drury, Jim Thome and Gary LeVox “Drury’s THIRTEEN” [Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET];
- Lee and Tiffany Lakosky in “Crush with Lee & Tiffany” [Sundays 7:30 p.m. ET];
- Michael Waddell, Travis “T-Bone” Turner and Nick Mundt in “Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector” [Sundays 10:30 p.m. ET];
- Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark in “Shawn Michaels’ 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 “Ridge Reaper” [Mondays 9:00 p.m. ET];
- Matt and Jessie Duff in “NRA All Access presented by Taurus” [Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET];
- Chris Brackett in “Fear No Evil” [Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET].
Among the five shows with brand-new episodes this quarter is “The Choice with Ralph and Vicki” [Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET]. Catch Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, one of North America’s favorite hunting couples, share the joys and challenges of the hunt. On “SCI Expedition Safari” [Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. ET], now in its seventh season, host Mike Rogers treats audiences to world-class hunts across untamed locations around the globe. For those seeking a taste of heart-pounding adventure, “Deadliest Hunts” [Fridays at 11:30 p.m. ET] takes fans on treks to exotic locales, led by a group of intrepid hunters in pursuit of the deadliest predators. For even more predator action, “FOXPRO Furtakers” [Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET], hosted by FOXPRO’s Mike Dillon, Abner Druckenmiller and Al Morris, presents viewers with ideal locations, tactics, and gear for predator hunting.
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,” “Scent Killer Trophy Tuesday,” “Mossy Oak Tuesday Night Pursuits,” “DoubleStar Lock and Load Wednesdays,” “MidwayUSA’s Wednesday Night at the Range,” “Yamaha Thrill of the Hunt Thursday,” “Primos Thursday Night Calls of the Hunt,” “Trophy Ridge Bowhunting Friday,” and “DICK’s Sporting Goods Friday Night at the Lodge.” Weekend programming blocks include: “Chevy Silverado Saturdays,” “Bass Pro Shops Big Sporting Saturdays,” and “Saturday Night Fever for the Hunt brought to you by Cabela’s Deer Nation,” in addition to “Bushnell Sunday at First Light,” “Easton Straight Shot Sundays,” “Moultrie This is How You Know Sunday” and “Wildgame Innovations Sunday Night on the Hunt.”
For the full Q4 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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