Destroyed in Seconds

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Destroyed In Seconds
Destroyed in Seconds title.jpg
Presented by Ron Pitts
Narrated by Ron Pitts (Phil Parry UK version)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 64 (list of episodes)
Running time 22 min.
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Original channel Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Original run August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21) – March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23)
External links
[dead link] Website

Destroyed in Seconds was a half-hour American television series that airs on Discovery Channel. Hosted by Ron Pitts, it features video segments of various things being destroyed fairly quickly (hence, "in seconds") such as planes crashing, explosions, sinkholes, boats crashing, fires, race car incidents, floods, etc. The nature of the show closely resembles Real TV. The show uses real video of real events, and commentary explaining the destruction portrayed. Most videos have stock sound effects added. Some of the events seen resulted in fatalities (but if so, very few), and all of the events have property damage. It is currently on hiatus.[citation needed]


Usually, if a destruction is horrible, very dangerous, heart-stopping, or results in many injuries, the show usually goes into commercial either right at the moment of impact, right before it, or a little afterwards. When the show starts again, it reviews what happened and then explains what started the incident.

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