Outdoor Channel Premieres Ten New Series
Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, is kicking off 2009 with the launch of ten new programming series and returning favorites, featuring a mix of the network's most popular genres. Aimed at its core audience of outdoor enthusiasts, Outdoor Channel's new shows offer the best of the lifestyle of hunting, fishing, shooting and self defense.
"Outdoor Channel is focused on delivering more of what our viewers love, and that's why we are bringing back some of our most popular talent, like Michael Waddell and Michael Bane, to host new and different series," said Tom Hornish, COO at Outdoor Channel. "These high-quality shows offer something for every outdoor enthusiast and will strengthen our unique and popular themed programming blocks."
Outdoor Channel's first quarter 2009 premieres include:
The Best Defense
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by outdoor industry expert and author, Michael Bane, this exciting new show teaches self defense through knowledge, preparation and awareness for men and women alike. Bane will offer viewers insight and practical tips for self defense in everyday situations.
Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET
Expanding upon the popular segments from Shooting USA, Impossible Shots becomes a whole new show in 2009. Featuring a half-hour of entertainment and amazement, Impossible Shots showcases the world's best professional exhibition shooters performing shots that would be impossible for anyone else.
Beyond the Hunt
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET
Join husband and wife team Rick & Julie Kreuter as they focus on the personal adventures that making hunting a memorable experience.
Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET
Monster Fish is a half-hour trek around the globe in search of the biggest and "baddest" aquatic creatures on the planet. Cameras capture "America's Sportsman" Trevor Gowdy and famed international angler Dennis Braid as they reel in the largest freshwater and saltwater species ever shot in HD. Gowdy and Braid will catch the kinds of fish that simply wouldn't fit on most trophy walls.
Bill Dance Saltwater
Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET
Saltwater angling is booming. And Bill Dance is bringing his educational format to saltwater fishermen in Bill Dance Saltwater. With each episode, viewers will find Bill partnered with a noted saltwater expert specializing in the week's target catch.
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. ET
Bass Edge is a state-of-the-art high-definition fishing program aimed at teaching the fundamentals of bass fishing in a graphic, easy-to-follow format. Join host Aaron Martin and a top bass fishing professional as they teach viewers of all skill levels the fundamentals and finer points of bass fishing.
The Best of the West
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by Dan Miller, The Best of the West brings a whole new level of exciting western big game hunting action to television. Many of the hunts on The Best of the West will feature stars from the Professional Bull Riders Association (PBR) and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), as hunting is an integral part of the Western lifestyle.
The Crush with Lee & Tiffany
Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET
Iconic married couple, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, will star in the new reality-based outdoor program, which shows the good, the bad and the ugly of a not-so-typical hunting season.
Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET
What makes a Bone Collector? They are the hunters that have the passion to go to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the basic hunter instinct that was instilled at birth. Hosts Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis Turner will document the culture of the hunter, traversing the globe and showing the true passion and drive of hunters from all walks of life and every corner of the world.
SHE's Beyond the Lodge
Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET
Hunting's popularity has exploded - especially among women. SHE's Beyond the Lodge follows the adventures of Pam Zaitz, Kandi Kisky, Vicki Cianciarulo and Brenda Potts on exciting big game hunts in domestic and international locations.
About Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Channel is America's Leader in Outdoor TV, offering programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic new website. Outdoor Channel is a wholly owned subsidiary of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: OUTD). For more information about Outdoor Channel, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.