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Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2019

Mythbusters spin-off ‘The Explosion Show’ premieres tomorrow to kickoff the New Year

Subscribing to that old axiom that everything is better with explosions, whether it’s million-dollar movie stunts or state-of-the-art fireworks, a new Science Channel series will be ringing in the New Year with a BANG! Two notorious explosion experts – MythBuster and master of blowing things up, Tory Belleci, along with Nitro Circus daredevil and stuntman, “Streetbike” Tommy Passemante – host THE EXPLOSION SHOW premiering Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 10 pm ET on Science Channel. In addition to watching the series on Science Channel, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Science GO app.

There are few who appreciate the sweet thrill of blowing stuff up as much as Tory and Tommy. Tory was one of the technical wizards behind some of the most memorable explosions on MythBusters. Streetbike Tommy is best known for his antics with Nitro Circus, the thrill seekers known for performing insanely dangerous stunts. Together, they’re on a mission to take audiences on an unpredictable ride, hanging with the experts, daredevils and professionals who are in the business of making things explode.

“In the Explosion Show, viewers will not only see some serious kaboom action, but they’ll meet the trained professionals who get to detonate all kinds of things every day,” said Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer, Science Channel. “These are tough, often dangerous jobs done by hard-working men and women who were patient and brave enough to let Tory and Tommy join them for some truly epic explosions.”

Each week, THE EXPLOSION SHOW gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the many ways explosions exist in our everyday. From suiting up with the heroic Riverside, CA Sheriff Bomb Squad, who are tasked with disarming and detonating bombs that threaten public safety, to orchestrating their very own fireworks show, or plunging into the movie magic behind some of the most iconic Hollywood explosions, Tory and Tommy leave no fuse unlit.”

Together they’ll travel across the country to see firsthand the science of massive blast waves at New Mexico Tech, learn the secret to surviving an explosion (sort of), discover how construction materials are formed by blowing up mountains, find out how the FBI uses forensics to investigate bomb cases – and so much more. There will be science, hijinks and close-calls, but most importantly, there will be lots and lots of explosions.

THE EXPLOSION SHOW is produced for Science Channel by the same team behind Rob Dyrdek’s Ridiculousness, Superjacket Productions and Gorilla Flicks. Rob Dyrdek, Shane Nickerson and Mike Odair are Executive Producers for Superjacket. Jeff Tremaine and Shanna Zablow Newton are Executive Producers for Gorilla Flicks. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell serves as Executive Producer.

About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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