THROWBACK WEEKEND Begins Saturday, June 17 at 7PM ET/PT
(New York) – Discovery Channel is turning back time and resurrecting supersized episodes of MythBusters and Monster Garage for THROWBACK WEEKEND, beginning Saturday, June 17 at 7PM ET/PT. Featuring all-new footage, myth-busting masterminds Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage and master mechanic Jesse James host the ultimate blast from the past – packed with epic car builds and lots and lots of duct tape.
THROWBACK WEEKEND kicks off with some of the stickiest MythBusters episodes of all time as hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage rewind the clocks to two of their favorite duct tape themed episodes. The hosts of the Emmy®-nominated series will share new insights, series secrets, and will reveal their top experiments of the 946 tested over the years. Jamie and Adam also respond to viewer questions and comments about the popular myths, misconceptions, and legends tested in the series’ 11-year run.
Next up, Discovery speeds back to two iconic episodes of Monster Garage, one of the first shows of its kind to transform trucks, roadsters, and cars in a matter of days. How does an armored truck become a mobile dunk tank? How can you turn an abandoned Anglia into a high-speed dragster? Host and car-savant Jesse James will share series secrets, recount epic builds, and reveal what he’s been up to since the beloved series ended in 2006.
THROWBACK WEEKEND features:
Duct Tape Power Hour | 7pm ET/PT
Adam and Jamie turn back the clock to their first ever duct tape episode. Includes answers to viewers’ questions and behind-the-scenes insights from our legends of popular science.
Return to Duct Tape Island | 8pm ET/PT
Adam and Jamie return to the adventures on “Duct Tape Island”, using only the tape to survive and provide a means of rescue. Includes all new outtakes from the original show and the answers to a veritable sea of fan mail.
Dunkster Mobile | 9pm ET/PT
Jesse and his team attempt to turn a money hauling armored truck into a crowd pleasing mobile dunk tank, complete with hydraulic doors and a power seat-trigger mechanism in five days.
Maverick Mechanic | 10pm ET/PT
Jesse and his team of maverick mechanics attempt to turn a 1959 Ford Anglia into a Nitro-fueled dragster with racing slicks, original Anglia front wheels and a gigantic nitro-guzzling engine.
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
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, 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. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery’s offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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