Shark Themed Episode to Kick-Off Series in July
(New York) – Temperatures are rising and so is the competition on Discovery’s CASH CAB! Comedian Ben Bailey and his taxi return to the sizzling streets of New York City, giving unsuspecting passengers a break from the heat and a ride they won’t ever forget. The Emmy-Award® winning series CASH CAB returns to Discovery Channel in July. In addition, viewers can also catch up on past seasons of CASH CAB on the Discovery GO app – free with their paid TV subscription.
Comedian David Steinberg (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, INSIDE COMEDY, SEINFELD, and MAD ABOUT YOU) returns to the series as executive producer along with All3Media’s Lion USA Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn. Robyn Todd serves as co-executive producer with Bailey as an executive producer.
A favorite among audiences around the world, CASH CAB will once again hit the streets of New York City, with Bailey as the guide. Zig-zagging through New York City traffic, Bailey’s lucky passengers will take on classic CASH CAB trivia en route to their destination. From pop culture to hard science, traveling uptown to downtown, contestants will be able to showcase their ability to think under pressure as the sights of NYC zoom by. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Discovery’s highly acclaimed Shark Week, the premiere episode of CASH CAB will include videos from some of the most renowned divers and photographers who audiences have seen braving the waters year after year bringing these beautiful creatures to the screen, including Andrew Mayne, Paul de Gelder, Andy Casagrande and Joe Romeiro.
CASH CAB is produced for Discovery Channel by Lion USA and Norton Productions. For Lion USA, Tony Tackaberry, Allison Corn, PJ Morrison, Stan Hsue are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, Max Micallef and Russ McCarroll are executive producers and Paola Espinosa is associate producer.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information please visit www.discovery.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About Lion USA
With offices in New York, London and Glasgow, Lion Television is one of the most successful independent production companies in the US and UK. Part of the global production group All3Media, Lion USA is headed by Tony Tackaberry and has produced over 350 hours of programming for MTV, Fox, History, E!, Bravo, TLC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Cooking Channel, PBS, MSNBC, CBS, A&E, HBO, VH1 and National Geographic, among others. Its recent productions include the Emmy award-winning “Cash Cab,” “Six Degrees of Murder,” “The 80s: The Deadliest Decade,” “Follow Your Past,” “Sexy Beasts,” “Deadly Devotion,” “Money From Strangers,” “Junk Food Flip,” “Restaurant Redemption,” “History Detectives,” “MegaDrive,” “Easy Chinese” and a four-part documentary for PBS called “America Revealed.”