The success of hit series UFO Hunters and MonsterQuest this Summer has moved OLN up into the Top 10 most-watched, specialty channels for adults 18-49. OLN today announced the exciting mix of new and returning primetime series to continue the momentum this Fall.
New series Man v. Food, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura and the latest from Canadian survival expert Les Stroud, Beyond Survival, join the adrenaline rush of returning favourites UFO Hunters, MonsterQuest and Operation Repo, and new seasons of Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters and Canadian series Mantracker.
“Canadian audiences are clearly big fans of the programming on OLN, making it such a popular destination this Summer,” commented Alain Strati Vice President, Specialty TV and Development, Rogers Media Television. “We hope to build upon our success this Fall with an even stronger dose of action and adventure programming.”
New series premieres on OLN are as follows:
Man v. Food, Seasons 1 – 3: Monday to Friday at 9:30pm ET/PT starting Monday, August 16th
Passionate foodie Adam Richman is on a hunger quest to find the most mouthwatering pigout joints in the United States. After getting to know the people behind the dishes from the staff to the loyal patrons, Adam seeks to find out what makes these places so legendary. He’ll tackle their famous food challenges designed to test man’s gastronomic limits. Let Man v. Food be your guide to the best chow America has to offer.
Beyond Survival, Season 1: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT starting Sunday, September 5th
Audiences saw him survive the harshest terrains and the cruelest elements during the making of his hit TV series Survivorman. Les Stroud breaks the mold of documentary filmmaking again with his astonishing new series, Beyond Survival with Les Stroud. Challenged to explore the intense and fantastic ways, methods and beliefs of peoples who ruled the globe long before the advent of “technology” and the concept of “progress”, witness and learn the most unbelievable survival rites and rituals on the planet as Stroud journeys beyond the limits of physical survival. From the sands of Namibia to the islands of Malaysia, Stroud will discover the secrets of how these cultures have survived in the wild for thousands of years, before they vanish forever. Plus, catch the Survivorman marathon leading up to the exciting premiere of Beyond Survival starting at 10am ET/PT Sunday, September 5th.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, Seasons 1&2: Fridays at 10pm ET/PT starting Friday, September 10th
American superstar Jesse Ventura is on a mission to challenge the world’s most compelling conspiracy theories. He’s undertaken some of the most dangerous missions in the world as a Navy Seal, body slammed giants in the wrestling ring as a WWE superstar, and even conquered the political machine as the governor of Minnesota. Now, Jesse Ventura is about to face his greatest challenge yet; uncovering the truth behind the modern day conspiracy theories. In each episode he travels across the country investigating one case, hearing from both conspiracy believers and skeptics to make a final determination about the theory’s validity.
Returning OLN Programs are as follows:
Mantracker, Season 5: Mondays at 6pm ET/PT starting Monday, September 6th
Get ready for the ultimate cat and mouse chase through the wilderness with a new season of Mantracker. Two people take off into the bush with a map, a compass and a head start. Mantracker is on horseback, armed with a local guide and an arsenal of forensic skills. The prey have 36 hours to reach a finish line some 40 kilometers away without getting caught… how they escape is up to them! This season Mantracker ramps it up with wilder prey and tougher terrain for even more adventure. Mantracker returns to Big Bear, California, and Grand Cache, Alberta, and travels to the slopes of the Mauna Loa Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. He scales the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia and tackles the fierce forests of Temagami, Ontario, as well as stopping in for a chase or two with his old friend Phil in Elliot Lake. This season see some interesting match-ups including band mates, brothers and sisters and even a mother-son team. The season premiere features country music stars Clayton Bellamy and Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers as the prey. These guys are tough on tour – find out if they can suck it up in the bush. Plus, catch up on your favourite Mantracker episodes with a day long Mantracker marathon starting at 10am ET/PT leading up to the exciting Season 5 premiere.
Ghost Hunters, Season 6 Premieres Wednesday, November 1 (Premiere time to follow)
Ghost Hunters follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout the US. From the successful co-executive producer of Survivor, Craig Poligian, Ghost Hunters tracks the lives of Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, plumbers by day and ghost hunters by night; the duo head up TAPS — The Atlantic Paranormal Society. They are ordinary, everyday people with day jobs, and an interest in getting to the bottom of your otherworldly disturbances. Celebrate Halloween with a Ghost Hunters Marathon from 10am to 2am ET/PT Tuesday, October 31.
Destination Truth, Season 4 (Premiere date to follow)
Join Josh Gates, a world adventurer and eager truth-seeker, and his small production crew as they visit a different destination around the world that is home to notorious supernatural and mysterious stories. Josh searches for evidence to either prove or debunk these stories by talking to witnesses and experts, and by immersing himself in the local culture. This season the crew’s itinerary will include investigations in Madagascar, Tanzania, Guam, Kenya and Cambodia. The team will also conduct the first underwater paranormal investigation when they travel to a remote Micronesian island to search for the spirits dwelling in a sunken fleet.