Highway Thru Hell

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Not to be confused with Highway to Hell, Hell's Highway, or Highway from Hell.
Highway Thru Hell
Genre Documentary, reality
Created by Great Pacific Television
Starring Jamie Davis HR 150
Kevin Richie R120
Brandon Kodallas IR104
Jason McEathron
Colin McLean HR68
Wayne Sihata
Hendrik Van Der Walt
Brad Madiuk
Narrated by David Pettitt
Country of origin Canadas
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 27+
Production
Location(s) Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Edson, Alberta, Canada
Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada
Running time 43–44 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Discovery Channel Canada (September 2012-present)
Discovery Channel (Spring 2013-October 2013)
The Weather Channel (October 2013-present)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
External links

http://www.jamiedavistowing.com/ Website

Highway Thru Hell is a reality TV show that follows the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Truck, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope, British Columbia.[1] The show focuses on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway (Coq), and highways in Northern Alberta, around Fort McMurray, which is notorious for rapidly changing weather and big wrecks.

History[edit]

The show debuted on Discovery Channel (Canada) on Tuesday 4 September 2012 in Canada.[2] Steep hills, lethal drop-offs, killer rockslides, and the worst weather in a decade captivated audiences, with Highway Thru Hell ranking as the #1 series premiere in Discovery Channel Canada's history. Its second season, premiered on September 3, 2013, and featured 13 episodes as well as four reloaded episodes with new content, factoids and viewer tweets.

The first season aired on National Geographic Channel in the United States and Norway in spring 2013.[3] The Weather Channel began airing the show in October 2013. The first two seasons have been shown on National Geographic Channel (UK and Ireland).

At the end of season 2, the show included footage on Alberta Highway 63.[4]

Highway Thru Hell has been renewed for a 4th season, with filming in production from 2014 to 2015 in all BC and Alberta locations.

Episodes[edit]

[5] [6] [7] [8]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 September 4, 2012 October 23, 2012
2 13 September 3, 2013 November 19, 2013
3 13 September 2, 2014 November 25, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Strachan (September 7, 2013). "TV weekend: Boardwalk Empire back for Season 4; Highway Thru Hell storms in with Season 2 (with video)". O Canada. Canada.com. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ John Doyle (Sep 4, 2012). "Highway Thru Hell: tough, but Canadian-style tough". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Global Showbiz Briefs: Nat Geo Channel Picks Up ‘Highway Thru Hell’, Al Clark Honored, Jackie Chan, Berlin Film Festival". Deadline Hollywood. November 20, 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Edmonton Journal (November 9, 2013). "Highway Thru Hell takes a spin on Highway 63". University of Alberta. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Highway Thru Hell, at Discovery.ca
  6. ^ Highway Thru Hell, on Twitter
  7. ^ Highway Thru Hell, Episode list at Discovery.ca
  8. ^ [1]

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