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A lineup of more than 87 shows, including 12 “all-new” series premieres, was unveiled today by Outdoor Channel as the company announced its third quarter (Q3) programming slate, featuring the top celebrities, anglers and hunters in the fields of fishing, hunting, shooting and adventure entertainment.
One of the most anticipated shows this summer is Outdoor Channel’s brand-new series,Â Under Armour presents Ridge ReaperÂ (premiered July 1 at 11pm ET), featuring Jason Carter and the Under Armour team as they relentlessly pursue some of the largest big-game trophies in Western America. The series is a powerful addition to Outdoor Channel’s already-strong summer lineup as it brings one of the world’s leading and most innovative sports apparel brands into the high action and “true to the core” arena of Outdoor Channel programming.
The series is joined by 11 additional “all-new” programs and more than 76 returning favorites featuring the biggest names in outdoor television: music icon Ted Nugent, hunting favorites Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Michael Waddell, and Jim Shockey; Hollywood celebrity Joe Mantegna; WWE star Shawn Michaels; Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson; and country music idols Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Craig Morgan.
“Our summer lineup brings a new level of engagement to the world of hunting, while maintaining the core values of Outdoor Channel with the quality and excitement that our viewers have come to expect,” said Jeff Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming, Outdoor Channel. “These fascinating personalities and adventures will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, and right in the center of the action of every hunt.”
In addition to Under Armour presents Ridge Reaper, the other brand-new series for Q3 2013 are:
- “Primal Instincts” [Premiered Monday, July 1 at 10:30p.m. ET/7:30p.m. PT]:
The Primal Instinct Crew ventures all across North America in search of big game. This group knows how to have a good time and get the job done. Big whitetails are their passion and the only thing that makes hunting them even better is having the bow in hand.
- “Mathews Adventure Bowhunter“ [Premiered Monday, July 1 at 11:30p.m. ET/8:30p.m. PT]:
Thirteen years in the making, adventure bowhunter Tom Miranda has travelled the North American continent in pursuit of the Super Slam of North American Big Game. Considered the Everest of bowhunting, the archery Super Slam consists of 29 animals and stands alone as the pinnacle of bowhunting achievement. Witness the successes and failures – the great shots and the missed shots – in one man’s pursuit to capture the essence of big-game bowhunting.
- “Hank Parker’s Flesh & Blood“ [Premieres Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30p.m. ET/4:30p.m. PT]:
Hank Parker’s Flesh & Blood is a family hunting show that features Hank Parker, two-time Bassmaster Classic Champion. Hank and his two sons, Hank Parker Jr. and Billy “Catfish” Parker, who started their careers in NASCAR as drivers, hunt big game, share a few laughs, and give back to organizations Follow the Parker family and their dynamic as it is revealed while in pursuit of big game.
- “Swarovski Optik Quests“ [Premieres Wednesday, July 3 at 6p.m. ET/3p.m. PT]:
Swarovski Optik Quests travels the globe in search of trophies that are on every hunter’s bucket list, whether it be an Alaskan Grizzly bear, Argentinean Red Stag, Mexican Coues Deer, or an Austrian Chamois. Follow host Dean Capuano in each of these thrilling adventures where the hunter’s equipment and determination is put to the test in the planet’s most extreme environments with the most challenging animals.
- “Trip Gone Bad“ [Premieres Friday, July 5 at 8p.m. ET/5p.m. PT]:
Trip Gone BadÂ is a new adventure series that focuses on stories of survival as told by the outdoorsmen who lived to tell the tales. Featuring vivid, action-packed re-enactments, this series plunges viewers firsthand into the life and death struggles that each outdoorsman encountered; and explores not only the story of survival, but the techniques used to come out alive. Share each survivor’s emotional journey as you watch them survive the unthinkable!
- “Winchester Legends“[Premieres Friday, July 5 at 8:30p.m. ET/5:30p.m. PT]:
Spanning the globe,Â Winchester LegendsÂ brings you unequaled and exciting hunting adventures in search of the world’s most sought-after trophies. Join hosts Bob Foulkrod, Steve Farris, Melissa Bachman and Allen Treadwell as they each bring their unique skills to the challenges of hunting and are put to the ultimate test of wit and will. Drawing from the spirit of hunting’s storied history, with a focus on passing down knowledge from one generation to the next,Â Winchester LegendsÂ is a showcase for the lifestyle of this great tradition and sport of hunting.
- “Razor Dobbs Alive“ [Premieres Friday, July 5 at 9:30p.m. ET/6:30p.m. PT]:
Big-game hunter Razor Dobbs takes the television screen by storm as he hunts tirelessly through bush veldt thorn and desert sand for the ultimate connection with Mother Earth. Each episode is its own story about Razor and a coterie of crazy characters and the situations they find themselves in while hunting big game. Awarded “Best On Air Talent” in 2011, the intensely passionate and humorous Razor holds back nothing and delivers like no other host on television.
- “Winchester Rack Masters“ [Premieres Friday, July 5 at 10:30pm ET/7:30p.m. PT]:
Winchesters Rack Masters brings together perhaps the greatest collection of deer hunting authorities ever assembled. Seasoned pros Bob Foulkrod, Ron Spomer, Steve Stoltz, Allen Treadwell and Melissa Bachmann share their insights and experiences, gathered from decades of pursuit of their passion – The American Deer. Each week, a different host journey’s to a new location and shares with you their personal perspective and strategies on how to make you a better deer hunter.
- “The Bucks of Tecomate“ [Premieres Saturday, July 6 at 10:30a.m. ET/7:30a.m. PT]:
Hosted by renowned Whitetail Author/Hunter/Manager David Morris, Food Plot Pioneer Gary Schwarz, and the Tecomate Team, The Bucks of Tecomate take viewers across North America in pursuit of world-class whitetails. Along the way, Tecomate’s Big Buck Professionals help sportsmen realize their hunting dreams by sharing cutting-edge management and hunting strategies for giant whitetails.
- “Ram Outdoorsman” [Premieres Saturday, July 6 at 11:30a.m. ET/8:30a.m. PT]:
Ram OutdoorsmanÂ is the series for the go-anywhere hunter with the vehicle that can take them from the mountains to the marshes and all points in-between. It’s about overcoming challenges, hunting harder than ever and uncovering the greatest rewards the sport has to offer. It’s about living in the moment of a hunt, dreaming about future adventures, and honoring those who came before us to create this uniquely American outdoor culture and spirit. For theÂ Ram Outdoorsman, hunting isn’t what they do, it’s who they are.
Viewers will also be excited for all-new seasons from returning favorites, including:
- “Jim Shockey’s The Professionals“ [Premieres Monday, July 1 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT]:
Travel deep into the world’s most dangerous places in search of the most exotic – and deadliest -animals on Earth with legendary outdoorsman Jim Shockey and his crew. Push the limits of adventure as the crew explores uncharted hunting destinations — including Ethiopia, The Aleutian Islands, Republic of Uganda and Yukon Territory. There is no where they won’t go, nothing they won’t try and no challenge too great.
- “Heartland Bowhunter“ [Premieres Monday, July 1 at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT]:
Documents the adventures of Michael Hunsucker, Shawn Luchtel, Skyler Wirsig, Clayton Campbell, Ty Easley, Clay Craft, Nate Flynn, and Trent Siegle as they bow hunt all over the nation. Join the team for some incredible hunts in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
- “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild“ [Premieres Tuesday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT]
Rock and roll icon, legendary outdoorsman and Outdoor Channel star Ted Nugent gears up for an all-new season of hunting adventure! Follow the “Motor City Madman” and the Nugent family as they interact with the outdoors, providing both education and entertainment. “The Nuge” will teach and advise on all aspects of hunting from his perspective as a lifelong outdoorsman.
- “MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories“ [Premieres Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT]:
- “Sasquatch“ [Premieres Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT]:
Born of Indian ancestry and trained by Mountain Men, Laramy “Sasquatch” Miller uses only a handmade bow, and a traditional .54 caliber Hawken Rifle to travel, hunt, trap and survive as the mountain men did in the mid-1800s. He battles inclement weather and harsh conditions to retrace the steps and relive the sagas of the Mountain Men. In a world of high-tech hunters, weapons and technology, Laramy shows us what real hunting and living in the great wilderness truly is.
- “Ultimate Buck Zone” [Premieres Friday, July 5 11:30p.m. ET / 8:30p.m. PT]:
Ultimate Buck ZoneÂ is an intense, in-depth, “up close & personal look”, into the rarely seen world of the American Deer. From coast-to-coast, opening day till the close of the season, deer hunting legend, author and UBZ host Mark Kayser, shares a wealth of closely held, and little known, deer hunting secrets. From border to border, coast-to-coast, we’re hunting seriously big deer, on the Ultimate Buck Zone.
- “Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour” [Premieres Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT]:
Join current and former MLB superstars Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tombo Martin, and country music stars Luke Bryan and Jason AldeanÂ as they team up with ‘Boss Hogg’ Willie Robertson on a world-wind ride chasing monster whitetail.
- “Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures” [Premieres Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT]:
Former WWE star Shawn Michaels and his longtime friend and owner/operator of MacMillan River Adventures Camp, Keith Mark hunt their way across the globe for the largest big-game beasts. They’ll be joined by special WWE guests along the way.
- “Crush with Lee & Tiffany [Premieres Sunday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT]:
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky – need we say more? Celebrity couple who spend their time in the woods day after day – from bow hunting to managing food plots to scouting for good stand set ups and more. This couple does it all — and does it all well.
- “Bone Collector” [Premieres Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT]:
Bone Collector documents the brotherhood of outdoorsmen that have true passion for the game, land, and lifestyle. Hosts Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt, and Travis “T-Bone” Turner present an enthralling, always-entertaining “warts and all” look into the culture of the hunter. Are you ready for the brotherhood?
- “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” [Premieres Sunday, July 7 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT]:
“All Access Outdoors” chronicles the life of country music sensation and diehard outdoorsman Craig Morgan – both on stage and in the field. Whether he’s bow hunting big game, motocross racing or entertaining screaming fans at sold-out shows, Craig’s life is high-octane and his schedule is unrelenting.
ABOUT OUTDOOR CHANNEL
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.4 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.