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November 14, 2013

“FREAKS OF NATURE” Premieres Sunday, Nov. 17 on The Weather Channel


WHAT:         “FREAKS OF NATURE” introduces viewers to extraordinary people who possess the power to control, manipulate or conquer nature, performing feats that could harm or kill the average human. They may brave sub-zero temps in just a pair of shorts; pass electricity through their body and out their fingertips in a bolt of lightning; set themselves on fire, claiming to be fireproof; and fly like a human-bird at speeds more than 100 mph. The series features people such as world-renowned surfer Laird Hamilton, known for his ability to ride 80 ft. waves and for the surfboard he designed that allows him to "fly" over waves.* 

Show host Tyler Harcott (“Junkyard Wars”) even puts himself in some of these incredible situations to see how a "normal" human can withstand them.

WHEN/WHERE: “FREAKS OF NATURE” premieres Sunday, Nov. 17 with back-to-back episodes at

 10:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. ET on The Weather Channel.

WHO:         Show host Tyler Harcott. Born and raised in Canada, Tyler’s hosting career began in Hong Kong, hosting three shows for Star TV, where he got to indulge his great passions: travel and adventure. Tyler then returned to Canada to host, write and produce the nightly live entertainment show “Wired” for A-Channel Calgary. He began his foray into the US market with UPN’s high stakes daredevil stunt show “I Dare You!” and was the host of TLC’s Emmy-nominated series “Junkyard Wars.” Eventually, Tyler relocated to New York City where he helmed his first design-themed program, Style Network’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Decorate?” He then took on arguably the greatest challenge of his career - living on a cruise ship with 50 Miss America pageant contestants and hosting TLC’s “Miss America: Countdown to the Crown.” Tyler is also currently the host on “The Bachelor Canada” before setting off around the world in search of incredible people places and adventures on The Weather Channel’s new series “FREAKS OF NATURE.”

CONNECT:        Website: http://www.weather.com/tv/

Twitter: @WxChannelShows  #FreaksofNature

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