Nerve Center

Discovery Channel’s homegrown-hit series* Nerve Center is back for another 24/7 adrenaline rush! Premiering Sunday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the six-episode second season offers an all-access pass revealing how some of the world’s most iconic places keep ticking around the clock.

Season 2 kicks off with the world premiere double bill of “Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ” at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by “IndyCar Championship” at 9 p.m. ET/ PT; Season 2 continues and concludes with back-to-back presentations on Wed., August 22 and Sun., August 26 (schedule below). Continue reading »

Get your heart monitor ready because the 24/7 adrenaline rush is ramping up for more! Discovery Channel Canada announced today it has renewed its hit original series NERVE CENTER for a second season.

In addition, Discovery Channel’s production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), confirms sales of Season 1 of their their top-performing program have been made in more than 140 markets around the world.

The inaugural season was a ratings smash this spring in Canada attracting a total of nearly 1 million unique viewers each week. In addition, NERVE CENTER won its Sunday night time slot across all Canadian English non-sports specialty television for total viewers, A25-54, and A18-49.

NERVE CENTER documents the day-in-the-life of a vital nerve center, such as at Grand Central Terminal or Atlanta International Airport, beginning at the high-pressure moment of peak operations. Meet the key personnel that drive the momentum from behind the scenes, then see over the course of a working day how everything interconnects seamlessly – and sometimes not so seamlessly – to deliver the goods. With production already underway, Season 2 will pick up with another six-episode journey beginning Fall 2012.

“We are thrilled with how well NERVE CENTER performed this past summer with Canadian audiences and the terrific reviews it received from critics and fans alike, making the renewal decision a no-brainer,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President of Programming, Discovery Channel. “I am especially pleased that audiences around the world will now get a chance to see this fantastic show, proving that EPI and Discovery Canada are developing and producing some of the best factual programming on the planet.”

Discovery’s latest Canadian-made hit has delivered strong domestic numbers and excellent reviews in more than 100 markets around the world, captivating a global audience with exclusive access and superior story-telling.

“Building on the international success and reputation of EPI’s original series MIGHTY SHIPS and its’ high production values, clients worldwide see adding NERVE CENTER to their schedules as a natural next step in building their factual entertainment slate,” said Tony Leadman, Head of Worldwide Program Distribution, EPI.

NERVE CENTER is produced by Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) in association with Discovery Channel Canada.