Series Premieres Monday, February 22 at 9PM ET/PT
Street racing is exploding across the country and taking new form, with racers organizing exhilarating, underground street racing leagues and establishing teams to represent their respective cities. One of those fledgling teams is now featured in the new Discovery Channel series: STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS. The new series, which premieres Monday, February 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery, follows a motley crew of street racers in The Big Easy as they band together to prove they are the nation’s fastest. Featured on Discovery’s Motor Mondays, the original STREET OUTLAWS is Monday night’s #1 cable series for men (M25-54, M18-49, M18-34; excl. sports). Last season was the series’ most-watched (P2+) and highest-rated ever, and now they’re taking on New Orleans.
Kye Kelley is no stranger to the street racing circuit, having dominated the winner-take-all “Cash Days” – seen on last season’s STREET OUTLAWS – against 32 of the nation’s most elite racers, including Oklahoma City’s fastest. With his winning ’92 Camaro “The Shocker,” Kelley heads back to the Bayou to defend his title and build a crew of the fastest racers in the Southeast. However, now with a target on his back, Kelley must quickly adjust to life at the top.
In addition to keeping his crown, Kelley wants to put The Big Easy on the map for street racing. Rallying a team of New Orleans racers will prove to be a challenge with high stakes, bigger battles, more smack talk and faster cars than this city’s ever seen.
STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Studios; Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis are executive producers. For Discovery, Craig Coffman is executive producer, Todd Lefkowitz is coordinating producer, and Robin Humbert 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
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Pilgrim Studios
Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Street Outlaws, Fast N’ Loud and Misfit Garage for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Bring It! and spin-off Step It Up! for Lifetime; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WE tv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks for National Geographic Channel; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC; and Missing in Alaska for History. Pilgrim also produces new FYI talk show series Kocktails with Khloé, hosted by Khloé Kardashian. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim is currently in production on the new series Recovery Road, premiering in January on ABC Family. The company’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy; Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.