Thursday, March 22, 2012
Discovery working on 3 new shows: One Car Too Far, World's Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell and Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild.
One Car Too Far will place a former British special forces operative, an American car expert and a small red car into incredible landscapes where they must survive and ultimately escape. The show will be seen in South Africa and Africa as well as Europe and the Middle East from later in the year.
The factual entertainment network has also commissioned two other survival programmes to presumably make up for the loss of Bear Grylls who will no longer be doing anything for Discovery after a big falling out between him and the network. These shows will also be seen in South Africa and Africa from later in the year and in 2013.
There will be 4 hour long episodes of World's Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell which will see him retrace the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers such as the Zambezi River similar to dr David Livingstone 150 years ago and Colonel Fawcett's fatal quest for the Lost City of Z.
Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild will also have at least 4 hour long episodes and places the former British cricketer close to some of the most dangerous and most threatened animals on the planet.