‘Cash Cab’ Revival Return Part of Discovery’s Fall Schedule

Client: Ben Bailey - Talent, Executive Producer; Michael Morgan - Executive Producer; Captain Johnathan Hillstrand - Talent Date: 08-30-2017

Discovery Channel has announced its fall slate and there’s some new unscripted series, documentaries and the return of an iconic game shows. The Emmy-winning Cash Cab is set to return with host Ben Bailey back in the driver’s seat for the popular in-transit trivia game show. There will be a new spin to the show as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America’s favorite celebrities. It launches in the fall.

Also on slate is the return of Discovery’s Motor Monday series, which includes new seasons of Diesel Brothers and Street Outlaws and a new series titled Gear Dogs with Nate Boyer. Other titles for the fall include the green energy film Hot Grease and the return of the network’s top-rated show Gold Rush.

Read the Discovery Channel’s full fall slate and their release dates below.

All-new special airs Friday, September 1 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Three inventors come to Dave’s ranch for the opportunity of a lifetime: to pitch their inventions, including a shoe insole, an ice-fishing tool, and a car-catching device meant to end high-speed pursuits, as they hope to secure a partnership for market.

DEADLIEST CATCH: Johnathan Hillstrand Legacy
Special episode airs Tuesday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Captain John Hillstrand is complicated character – elite fisherman, tough-as-nails captain, brawler and Bering Sea prankster. You name it, John has probably done it twice. But now, he’s also about to retire. In this special episode, Discovery will dive deep into the career of this fabled skipper. How did he climb to the top of one of the world’s toughest jobs and stay there? The special will dig into John’s highs and lows, what makes the captain tick and see if he’s got any surprises up his sleeve.

Returns this fall on Discovery
In a city with over 13,000 taxis, there’s only one New Yorkers should keep their eyes peeled for… the Cash Cab! The Emmy-winning series will return to Discovery in 2017, with a new spin, as unsuspecting passengers will be ambushed by America’s favorite celebrities! Revived and revved up, with Ben Bailey in the driver’s seat, unwitting passengers enter the Cash Cab expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they’re instant contestants in for a potentially lucrative ride. Dodging New York City traffic, these lucky passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If these riders get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street. All new episodes will feature some of the top names in comedy, film and TV…who will even get behind the wheel of the cab itself, picking up lucky passengers.