Miami, Florida, January 26, 2011 – Starting February 7th, Discovery en Español premieres a new and exciting season of the highly acclaimed Human Adventure programming block, with new series and returning favorites showcasing mankind’s instinctive will to survive. This popular programming block can be seen every Monday through Friday at 9 PM ET/10PM PT.
Although each series has its own subject matter, they all share a common thread: survival, ingenuity and the determination to achieve a final objective: to overcome and find a means to remain alive, against all odds. Additionally, they reveal an endless number of valuable tips and ideas that can be applied to real life and death situations.
From daring excursions to remote locations that explore the world’s ancient tribes’ as they perform rarely seen rituals, to expeditions of the planet’s most inhospitable habitats in search of the ultimate secrets to survival, to witnessing the intense emotional and physical sacrifices of the courageous men and women who seek to become part of the elite forces of the United State Military, every series and episode of Human Adventure transports audiences into the adrenaline filled action.
With the unmistakable seal of Discovery en Español and featuring true scenes and stories, here are some of the programs that are part of the 2011 season of Human Adventure:
Mayday – Mondays 9 PM ET/10 PM PT, starting on February 7
Mayday investigates high-profile air disasters to uncover how and why they happened. This eye opening series takes viewers on board via dramatic reenactments based on transcripts of cockpit voice recordings, news footage, witness accounts, and computer generated graphics to shed light on the safety issues at the heart of aviation’s most notorious incidents.
Dual Survival – Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT, premieres on February 8
Meet military-trained Dave Canterbury and naturalist Cody Lundin - trained survival experts featured in this all-new 10-part series. Together, Canterbury and Lundin take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate - in their distinct ways - how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.
Surviving the Cut - Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT, premieres February 9
With unprecedented access, Discovery en Español takes viewers into the intense world of military special forces training, from divers and snipers to bomb specialists. Each episode is a full throttle action-packed journey into the backbreaking hell that is military training, taking an up close and personal look inside the candidates' emotional journeys as they overcome the physical and psychological hurdles to become the best of the best.
I Shouldn’t Be Alive (season 4) – Thursdays at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT, starting February 10
This highly acclaimed series features stories of human survival as men and women deliberately push the envelope of danger. The show features accounts of individuals caught in life and death situations, presented both through interviews and dramatic reenactments. Each episode in the series is a testament of man’s will to survive in extraordinary circumstances, while testing the limits of human endurance.
Beyond Survival with Les Stroud - Fridays at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT, premieres February 11
In this new series, outdoor adventurer, survivalist and award-winning filmmaker Les Stroud travels to some of the most remote places on the planet to learn about the rituals and secret techniques that have enabled ancient tribes to survive for thousands of years. Stroud must rely on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to endure the challenges he will face, as he seeks deeper knowledge from the true masters of survival.
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About Discovery en Español
Discovery en Español is the Spanish-language voice of Discovery. It is the premiere network dedicated to offering the finest in quality programming in the areas of science and technology, world culture and history, nature and wildlife as well as real-life drama. The network creates an indelibly enriching experience by collecting the best of what Discovery’s networks have to offer in combination with its own original Spanish-language content. Created by the world’s most trusted media brand, Discovery en Español translates not just the words, but the feeling of Discovery, educating and engaging audiences nationwide with fascinating glimpses into the incredible world they inhabit. For more information, visit http://www.discoveryenespanol.com/.