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August 4, 2014

From Stormy Seas to the Wild Woods, August is Adventure - Packed on The Weather Channel

From Stormy Seas to the Wild Woods,
August is Adventure - Packed on The Weather Channel

Three New Series, One New Special, One Themed Week, Plus Two Adrenaline-Filled Season Finales Make August on The Weather Channel a Must-See for Weather Enthusiasts

WHAT:
Adventure-packed series premieres and finales all month long on The Weather Channel (show descriptions follow below), including the premieres of “Fat Guys in the Woods,” “So You Think You’d Survive?” (formerly “Now What?”), “Hurricane 360” and “Top Ten Worst Hurricanes.”

WHERE/WHEN:            The Weather Channel

Sunday, August 3:

- "Catching Hell" Behind the scenes special premieres at 8:00 p.m. ET
- "Catching Hell" season finale premieres at 9:00 p.m. ET
- "Cold Water Captains" season finale premieres at 10:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, August 10 - "Survival Sundays" begin:
- "So You Think You'd Survive?" series premieres at 9:00 p.m. ET
- "Fat Guys in the Woods" series premieres at 10:00 p.m. ET 

Monday, August 18
- "Top Ten Worst Hurricans" special premieres at 8:00 p.m. ET
- "Hurricane 360" series premieres at 9:00 p.m. ET 

Sunday, August 31 - Saturday, September 6: "Survival Week" - kicking off National Prepardness Month in September
- “Wake Up with Al” (weekdays 5:30-7:00 a.m. ET) - survival-themed segments     
- “AMHQ with Sam Champion” (weekdays 7:00-10:00 a.m. ET) - survival- themed segments      
- “So You Think You’d Survive?” episodes throughout the week     
- “Fat Guys in the Woods” episodes throughout the week     
- “Hurricane 360” episodes throughout the week     
- “Weather Caught on Camera” episodes throughout the week

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INDIVIDUAL SHOW SYNOPSES:

“Catching Hell” – Behind the scenes special premieres Sunday, Aug. 3, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Season finale follows at 9:00 p.m. ET
In the universe of high-stakes dangerous jobs, none is as extreme as the death-defying world of commercial spearfishing. Deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, chasing millions of dollars worth of grouper, snapper, even barracuda and the elusive hogfish, the series follows the world’s most skillful hunters as they battle intense weather and ocean conditions, dive to astonishing depths, fight off the bends and man-eating sharks, and strike seemingly impossible shots on these valuable fish. For these marksmen who follow their own code and risk their lives on every dive, this epic hunt - and the paycheck that goes with it - is the ultimate rush. “Catching Hell” is produced by Stick Figure Studios (“Amish in the City,” HBO's "Family Bonds”), a division of Ora TV (“Larry King Now,” “Wayward Nation”).

For more information: http://stories.weather.com/catching-hell

“Cold Water Captains” – New episode premieres Sunday, Aug. 3, at 10:00 p.m. ET
“Cold Water Captains” ventures hundreds of miles offshore in the perilous North Atlantic with six fishing crews, facing swells as tall as houses and icebergs the size of small cities. It's a dangerous job with countless challenges and ferocious weather – all of which are tough on the boats, tough on gear, tough on the human body. Plagued by hurricanes and icebergs, mechanical failures or damaged gear, and the uncertainty of just where exactly the catch is hiding, every day is a high-stakes game. But the goal is always the same: fill the hatch and make money – as much and as fast as possible. Hometown pride and friendly competition rule the day, but when push comes to shove, they're all part of the same fiercely-protective fishermen's fraternity. “Cold Water Captains” is produced by Paperny Entertainment (“Yukon Gold,” “Timber Kings.”)

“So You Think You’d Survive?” – Series premieres Sunday, Aug. 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET (Formerly “Now What?”)
“So You Think You’d Survive?” tackles weather-related emergencies and explores the choices people make when Mother Nature wreaks havoc on them. What should you do when your car is overtaken by flood waters? What do you do when you realize you’re in a tornado’s path? The series explores these sometimes life-and-death situations and offers survival solutions to even the worst-case scenarios. “Now What?” is executive produced by Phil Gurin (“Shark Tank”).

“Fat Guys in the Woods” – Series premieres Sunday, Aug. 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET
Off the Couch and Into the Weather
In every episode, survival expert Creek Stewart brings three Average Joes out to the woods to survive for a week with only one objective: to teach them the skills that make a man, a man. For guys who are used to every modern convenience at their fingertips, this proves to be a huge wakeup call. They learn to navigate the woods with little or no mass-made camping tools, all while battling frigid and unpredictable weather. From searching for a water source and building insulated shelters made with pine needles and moss, to catching a meal with their bare hands or foraging for the few foods left unscathed by Mother Nature's frigid touch, these guys learn skills they’d never thought they need, and many come away inspired to make some major life changes.

For more information: stories.weather.com/fat-guys-in-the-woods

“Top 10 Worst Hurricanes” – Special premieres Monday, Aug. 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET
“Top 10 Worst Hurricanes” counts down the deadliest, most damaging storms to ever make landfall in the U.S. Hitting coastlines from Maine to Texas, these storms have produced storm surges higher than a house, killed thousands of people, and caused billions of dollars in damage. Through first-hand accounts of those who survived, as well as expert science and weather testimony and caught on camera footage, we find out how these incredible hurricanes changed not only the landscape and the lives of millions, but the course of history in America.​

“Hurricane 360” – Series premieres Monday, Aug. 18, at 9:00 p.m. ET
Moments of fear and courage in the face of nature’s wrath – these are the stories of “Hurricane 360,” an all-new eight-part series that takes viewers on an immersive minute-by-minute journey into the eye of the storm. Each episode places you directly in the path of one the biggest hurricanes of the 21st century - from the flooded streets of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, to the ravaged coast of New Jersey in the middle of Superstorm Sandy. As we follow the storm and its aftermath, survivors and rescuers tell their terrifying stories in their own words. Featuring never-before-seen footage shot by the survivors themselves, “Hurricane 360” pieces together blow-by-blow accounts of sacrifice and survival, linking them across a CGI landscape to show what’s happening where during each moment of the disaster. “Hurricane 360” is produced by Flight 33 Productions.

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