TORONTO (August 15, 2017) – Facing vicious crashes and treacherous recoveries to keep vital trucking corridors open, B.C.’s heavy rescue operators are back for a new season of Discovery’s hit original Canadian series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/ PT, beginning Sept. 5. Kicking off with a thrilling two-part premiere, the Top 10 entertainment specialty series promises to surprise audiences with nail-biting drama chronicling incredible stories of wrecks, survival, and hard-fought recoveries this season.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL Season 6 sees the most intense weather challenges ever filmed on the Coquihalla Highway, as heavy rescue owner/operator Jamie Davis is forced to up his manpower and trust his trucks, reputation, and the fate of the highways to his family and returning go-to colleague, Colin McLean. Through narrow, rocky, and vital trucking corridors, the 14-episode season follows the dangerous fight the men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue must brave during wicked winter weather and wild wrecks.
Later this season, HIGHWAY THRU HELL viewers will be treated to an exclusive first look at Season 2 of another hit original Canadian series HEAVY RESCUE: 401, returning to Discovery this December.
But first, a full-day Season 5 marathon leading up to the Season 6 premiere airs on Labour Day (Monday, Sept. 4) beginning at 7 a.m. ET on Discovery. Viewers can also catch up with Season 5 of HIGHWAY THRU HELL in advance of the Season 6 premiere through subscription-free catch-up viewing (Aug.15-Sept.12) on the Discovery GO app, Discovery.ca, and Set Top Box On-Demand via participating service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Rogers, Telus, Eastlink, and Northwestel. Additionally, subscribers can catch up on past seasons of HIGHWAY THRU HELL now streaming on Discovery GO and CraveTV.
Toyota is making its return as the exclusive automotive sponsor featuring the full-size Tundra pickup in HIGHWAY THRU HELL’s sixth season.
About HIGHWAY THRU HELL Season 6:
Before the beginning of the winter season, Jamie Davis thought he had seen it all in Hope, B.C. Working one of the harshest mountain highways in North America, Davis’ heavy rescue team usually knows what to anticipate – but this time, record-breaking snowfall, ice, wind, and bitter cold make Mother Nature their greatest enemy. After closing his operation in Alberta last year, Davis is still focused on improving his towing business in Hope, and that means getting the most out of his team and his trucks. And this winter, Davis is counting on one man more than anyone – Colin McLean. After saying goodbye to the elite team last season, McLean makes a surprise return to the company.
Davis is counting on family more than ever in Season 6. His son, James Jr., and his stepson Brandon become more involved with the family business, while Davis’ brother Kelly continues to help out in Hope, B.C. Often a thorn in Davis’ side, Kelly still proves he’s worth keeping around as a heavy rescue operator. Equally handy with a welding torch as he is helping out on a wreck, Davis’ cousin Paris joins the crew as the newest addition to the business.
Each one-hour episode features Davis’ legendary heavy rescue team and his competitors– Quiring Towing, Aggressive Towing, and Mission Towing, three of the longest-running family operated tow businesses in B.C. Ready to navigate the extreme roads and relentless weather, each operation returns to keep open some of the most economically important, most travelled, and most inhospitable trucking routes in North America.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL is produced by Great Pacific Media in association with Discovery Canada. Executive Producer is Mark Miller. The series producer is Neil Thomas. For Discovery, Bruce Glawson is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.