This fall History is delving into the lives of ordinary people whose not-so-ordinary ways of life are making history right now.

The new schedule includes Canadian original series Bomb Hunters, which features unknown everyday heroes who are working to make Canada a safer country.

Canadian broadcast premieres of Great Lake Warriors, Mountain Men and Shark Wranglers invite viewers into the lives of individuals whose dangerous jobs are probably not advertised on many careers days.

The broadcast premiere of Secret Life Of offers viewers a cheeky and salacious view into the tabloid lives of history’s most scandalous celebrity figures.

These new series, and new episodes of History favourites, such as Pawn Stars, Ice Road Truckers and Ice Pilots NWT, remind viewers why History is the #1 specialty entertainment channel for Canadians.

The fall schedule kicks off on Monday, August 27 at 9pm with the network premiere of the new series Great Lake Warriors (8x60min). According to the Canadian government, each year the Great Lakes contribute $180 billion to Canada-U.S. trade and support 15% of Canada’s industrial capacity.

Great Lake Warriors follows a maverick tug boat company as it navigates these waters to transport the raw materials on which the North American economy depends.

One of the company’s teams is the Thunder Bay Tugs, a small, family-run business out of the seafaring town of Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Superior.

The stakes are high as these unstoppable teams negotiate ice-choked passages, embark on missions to free trapped ships, face killer storms and work to keep their independent company afloat against the competition.

Following Great Lake Warriors is the broadcast premiere of the Canadian original series Bomb Hunters (10x60min). Airing Mondays at 10pm, beginning August 27, Bomb Hunters follows an all-Canadian cast of expert bomb clearance and disposal teams assigned the job of cleaning up a deadly mess that is concerning the country.

For almost a century, Canada has been a nationwide training camp for allied armed forces. Millions of tons of munitions were fired and tested in fields and lakes across the country, with an estimated one in twenty-five failing to explode. Dormant, but not dead, these munitions are known as Unexploded Explosive Ordnances (UXO’s).

Bomb Hunters follows brave crews of UXO techs, seasoned ex-military bomb disposal experts, combat divers and specialized geophysicists as they discover and dispose of the hidden explosives in real life operations across Canada.

Shark Wranglers (10x60min) joins History on Wednesdays at 10pm, beginning August 29. The series chronicles the most ambitious shark expedition in history. The crew, led by pre-eminent ocean explorer and elite fisherman Chris Fischer, is tracking down the world’s most deadly, yet threatened, sharks.

This fearless team of experts is breaking new ground with their methods, which involve maneuvering the sharks onto the cradle of their 126-foot boat, in rolling waters, and tagging each one by hand. In doing this, the crew can attach transmitters that deliver data for years, instead of months, and that will hopefully help to change the course of history for the species by saving them from oblivion.

Airing Thursdays at 10pm, beginning August 30 is the new series Mountain Men (8x60min). This series features a variety of men from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains to Alaska and follows them as they race against winter to obtain the sustenance and money needed to make it through the coldest months of the year.

Living completely off the grid, and facing mudslides, falling trees, ravaging weather and even hungry animals, the men’s survival depends on using ancient skills perfected over hundreds of years.

On Friday August 31 at 8PM History is heating up with the broadcast premiere of the Canadian original series Secret Life Of (14x30min).

Secret Life Of offers viewers an exclusive glimpse into the rarified world of the rich, famous and scandalous ‘celebrities’ of the past.

Shot throughout Europe and North America, this 14-part series features A-list historians and experts as you’ve never seen them before.

Their hilarious demonstrations include: the bodice-ripping sexual foreplay in Tudor England; the obsessive eating habits of Queen Victoria; and the exotic tools of seduction of the one and only Casanova.
The new schedule will also include new seasons of:

Canadian Pickers (13x60min), airing Mondays at 8pm, beginning August 27
Cajun Pawn Stars (10x30min), airing Tuesdays at 8pm, beginning August 28
Pawn Stars (26x30min), airing Tuesdays at 9pm beginning August 28
American Pickers (13x60min), airing Tuesdays at 10pm, beginning August 28
American Restoration (16x60min), airing Wednesdays at 8pm, beginning August 29
Ice Road Truckers (16x60min), airing Wednesdays at 10pm, beginning August 29
Ancient Aliens (10x60min), airing Thursdays at 9pm beginning August 30
Ice Pilots NWT (13x60min), airing Thursdays at 10pm, beginning October 25.

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