Premieres Monday, March 27th at 9PM ET/PT
(New York) – STREET OUTLAWS, the hit show that follows the nation’s most skilled street racers through months of grueling preparation and exhilarating high-stakes races, returns to the spotlight with a new season premiering April 10th at 9PM ET/PT. But before TV’s fastest underground racers return, they must protect their reputation and represent their turf, taking on a challenge from a motor icon outside their racing community.
Responding to appeals by fans on social media, FAST N’ LOUD’S Richard Rawlings and the Gas Monkey crew challenged STREET OUTLAWS’ notorious Big Chief to a race. Will one of America’s finest street racers leverage his technical racing skills to emerge victorious? Or will Rawlings and team design an indomitable vehicle and cruise their way to victory? Both sides’ talent, experience and grit will come into play when Discovery’s MEGA RACE premieres Monday, March 27th at 9PM ET/PT.
Regardless of the MEGA RACE outcome, Big Chief must hurry back to Oklahoma City to prove his dominance in a new season of STREET OUTLAWS. The rules of the game change as the use of Pro Mods, cars modified for track use, are no longer allowed on the “list.” Now, in order to reclaim a premiere spot on OKC’s top 10 list of street racers, experienced drivers like Big Chief must find a new car and start from the bottom. This shakeup allows some of the show’s old favorites to return and some new faces to work their way onto the list.
The new season of STREET OUTLAWS, featuring thrilling races and boiling rivalries, and the MEGA RACE special will also both be available for viewing on Discovery GO. Fans can amplify their MEGA RACE experience by living out test hits, garage tours and the final race through virtual reality, available on Discovery.com/MegaRace.
STREET OUTLAWS is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Media Group, with Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis executive producing. For Discovery, Craig Coffman is executive producer and Todd Lefkowitz is producer, and Lindsay Malinchak is associate producer.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Pilgrim Media Group
Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), produces a wide variety of unscripted programming for television, including Street Outlaws, Fast N’ Loud, Misfit Garage and The Wheel for Discovery; Wicked Tuna for National Geographic; Ghost Brothers and My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC; two-time NAACP Award-winner Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s for OWN; Bring It! for Lifetime; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WE tv; and Zombie House Flipping for FYI. Last year Pilgrim also launched The Runner for Verizon’s go90, with Executive Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, which earned Pilgrim CEO Craig Piligian Next TV’s first-ever “Innovator of the Year” award. The company also struck a deal with esports company ESL to create and distribute original esports entertainment content for television and digital platforms, with 343 Industries’ Halo 5: Guardians emerging as the first project. Pilgrim’s digital studio and platform, 1620 Media, produces both short-form series and branded content in genres including documentary, comedy and animation, with projects also serving as an incubator for linear development. For more, visit pilgrimstudios.com.
Samara Sims, Samara_Sims@discovery.com, 310-975-5902
Jackie Lamaj, Jackie_Lamaj@discovery.com, 212-548-5607