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Stuck with Hackett

Premieres August 18 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT)

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--STUCK WITH HACKETT Premieres on Thursday, August 18, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT) on SCIENCE--

SCIENCE-television's home for audacious genius-digs deep this August with the world premiere of the enormously entertaining series appealing to the "enginerd" in us all.  Beginning August 18, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT), survivalist savant Chris Hackett proves himself to be a "post-apocalyptic MacGyver" in STUCK WITH HACKETT.  

STUCK WITH HACKETT features "alternative engineer" and survival expert Chris Hackett.  Each episode finds Hackett left alone in an extreme environment-from deep wilderness, to ruined cities, to arid deserts-with little more than his wits and ingenuity.  The goal isn't survival, however; it's luxury ... achieved by any means necessary.  Through a series of video diaries, he explains how to turn junk into creature comforts, such as making a hot tub in a snowy terrain, fashioning an A/C unit from spare airplane parts and fermenting leaves to run a washing machine.  Watch Hackett turn one man's nightmare into his own personal retreat using common sense and a lot of spare parts in STUCK WITH HACKETT on Thursday, August 18, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

STUCK WITH HACKETT is produced for SCIENCE by Silver Machine.  Nathaniel Grouille and Korelan Matteson are executive producers for Silver Machine.  Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production and Wyatt Channel is executive producer, with Lindsey Foster as associate producer for SCIENCE. 


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