American Daredevils, a series focusing on modern-day Evel Knievels, is to debut on October 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on U.S. cable network History.
The show, previously unveiled at the History Upfronts, is a 16 x 30-minute series launching with back-to-back episodes and following the stories of men who travel the country and perform stunts, such as launching themselves into the air in cars and motorcycles, or jumping off tall buildings.
Characters in the series include Spanky Spanger, who is in the twilight of his career as his son looks to take over the family business; Dr. Danger, who is looking for fame and fortune; and Mr. Dizzy who wants to expand his daredevil business.
Produced by Transition Productions in association with Widespread Creative, the series is shot on location in 10 states.
Serving as executive producers for Transition are Eric Leemon and Kevin Harrison. Kelly Lipscomb is the executive producer for Widespread Creative. Matt Ginsburg and Tim Healy serve as executive producers for History.