April 20, 2008 01:01 AM by Joe Reality
Discovery Channel is shining the spotlight on America’s last great frontier. Starting on April 20 and running through April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT each night, Discovery Channel will be holding what it calls Alaska Week.
Discovery Channel will take a look at Alaska’s environmental concerns and will also air programs that show the everyday working world of Alaska. The week kicks off on Sunday, April 20 at 9 PM ET/PT with the premiere of Expedition Alaska. The special follows a team of scientists and naturalists, who are studying the impact of global warming on Alaska.
On Tuesday, April 22 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere a seven part series called The Alaska Experiment. The series will continue to air on that day in that time slot. The series will follow four groups of ordinary people, who will live in the Alaskan wilderness for nearly three months.
Several of Discovery Channel’s other reality shows will also be part of Alaska Week. On Dirty Jobs: Floating Fish Factory, Mike Rowe will work aboard an Alaskan fish processing ship. The episode airs on Monday, April 21 at 9 PM ET/PT.
On the Deadliest Catch, the crews face challenges on the icy Bering Sea. The Northwestern and the Wizard face mechanical breakdowns, while the entire crew of the Cornelia Marie is in danger. Meanwhile, the Time Bandit hits the jackpot. The episode airs on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 PM ET/PT.
On Mythbusters: Alaska Special, the team travels to Alaska to test Alaskan anecdotes. The episode airs on Wednesday, April 23 at 9 PM ET/PT.
On Future Weapons: Alaska Special, Richard “Mack” Machowicz test various weapons in Alaska. He fires a sniper rifle designed for cold weather, fires a canon from an armored vehicle, and uses a smoke generator to hide. The episode airs on Thursday, April 24 at 9 PM ET/PT.
On Surviving Alaska, Survivorman host Les Stroud studies how the inhabitants of Alaska survive in extreme weather. The episode airs on Friday, April 25 at 9 PM ET/PT.
On Man Vs. Wild: Alaskan Mountain Range, Bear Grylls takes on the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. Bear places himself in the role of a stranded skier and has to travel through glacier tunnels and across mountain slopes to survive. The episode airs on Saturday, April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT.
Photo Credit: Discovery Channel