Discovery World HD is hitting the road this March and taking viewers along for the ride. New series ALASKA: THE LAST FINAL FRONTIER (March 3) heads into America’s harshest landscape with a determined group of skilled adventurers.
Next, SURVIVORS (March 22) offers survival tips from the few special species of Earth’s most catastrophic disasters.
Then the crews from WHEELER DEALERS (March 5) and MEGA BUILDERS (March 16) give some extreme engineering advice that will fix any broken-down car. Finally, every road trip needs the perfect playlist, and this month’s is provided by BILLY CONNOLLY’S ROUTE 66 (March 26).
New and returning series from Discovery World HD this March offer an array of travel tips
March programming highlights for Discovery World HD include:
ALASKA: THE LAST FINAL FRONTIER
Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT beginning March 3
Immersive and powerful, the raw beauty of Alaska’s wilderness is captured in this three-part ultimate Alaskan survival guide. Witness four teams who arrive in the harsh Alaskan environment and face extreme conditions as they carve out a new home on the tundra.
Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/midnight PT, beginning March 5
Motorhead Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China show how to buy a classic car at the right price, fix it up on a budget, and make a tidy profit. In this 10-part series, the duo scour ads, internet auctions, specialist clubs and garage forecourts to find the perfect second hand car and attempt to restore it to it’s original beauty.
Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning March 22
From microscopic life forms to the last giant mammals from the Ice Age, this three-part series finds out what it takes to become a long-term survivor. Find out how a few special species have managed to survive through Earth’s three biggest mass extinctions: the end of the Ice Age, when many megafauna were wiped out; the KT boundary, when a meteor hit Earth and killed the dinosaurs; and the Great Dying, a series of cataclysmic events which saw 90% of species perish 250 million years ago.
BILLY CONNOLLY’S ROUTE 66
Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning March 26
Actor and musician Billy Connolly (THE LAST SAMURAI) fulfills a lifelong dream of travelling the world’s most famous highway – Route 66. The 4,000 kilometre-long road from Chicago to Santa Monica is the embodiment of the American dream, and the backdrop to this four-part series. Set to a soundtrack of some of the best American music of the 20th century, Connolly takes in everything from the skyscrapers of Chicago and St. Louis to the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas.
Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 16
Season 7 of the original Canadian series, MEGA BUILDERS looks at the world’s engineers and planners as they come up with new ways to solve the increasing demands of life in the 21st century. This seven-part series showcases the many amazing engineering projects that are taking place globally.