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History sets summer premiere for “Power & Ice”

The U.S. net has set an August air date for its Alaskan power grid series Power & Ice, while the ninth season of Ice Road Truckers (pictured) will also get a summer premiere.
July 22, 2015

U.S. net History is bracing for a chilly August with the premiere of its Alaskan power grid series Power & Ice.

The Tricon Films & Television-produced program chronicles the day-to-day lives of three competitive utility companies – Alaska Line Builders, Electric Power Constructors and City Electric – as they compete in sub-zero temperatures for the risky jobs that provide the state of Alaska with a continuous flow of electricity.

Andrea Gorfolova, Jameel Bharmal, Jeffery Hevert, Jason Cavanagh, Chase Peel and Myles Reiff are to serve as executive producers for Tricon Films & Television, while Zachary Behr will exec produce for History. Marc Whitehead is the executive in charge of production for Tricon.

In other news, the ninth season of Ice Road Truckers (pictured) - which also returns to the U.S. network in August – sees the truck drivers attempting to topple Polar Industries from its post after two consecutive seasons of domination. Produced by Original Productions in collaboration with Prospero Media, the series documents the expeditions of truck drivers facing perilous weather conditions in remote Alaskan and Canadian territories.

Executive producers for Original Productions include Thom Beers, Philip David Segal and Jeff Conroy, with Sarah Whalen and Dave Freed listed as co-executive producers. Prospero Media has enlisted Martin Katz and Karen Wookey as executive producers, while Steven Ascher will exec produce for History.

Ice Road Truckers will return to History on August 2 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, while Power & Ice is to debut on August 27 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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