Velocity adds “Saw Dogs,” “Shooting Stars” to line-up

A trio of series will debut in January on Discovery Communication's male-skewing U.S. network Velocity, while Animal Planet adds Snake Man of Appalachia.
December 15, 2011

A trio of series will debut in January on Discovery Communication’s male-skewing U.S. network Velocity, while Animal Planet adds Snake Man of Appalachia.

Velocity will appeal to car lovers with Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage, premiering on January 3 at 8:30 p.m. EST.  Named after the auto repair shop in Detroit, the series will take a closer look at car culture from all over the country and is hosted by car enthusiast Courtney Hansen. It is produced by Autoweek Media Group.

On January 7, Saw Dogs will launch at 8 p.m. EST. The Buck Productions series introduces viewers to ‘Master Carver’ Steve Blanchard and the art of chainsaw carving, an art form that combines brawn, horsepower and muscle and results in high-end wooden sculptures.

Following Saw Dogs is Shooting Stars at 9 p.m. It sees top trick shooters and celebrity shotgunners take to a Texas target range to take part in an Annie Oakley exhibition, and is produced by Orion Media.

Meanwhile, on sister network Animal Planet, Dan Sexton Media’s Snake Man of Appalachia will premiere on January 12 at 9 p.m. The six-episode series follows the lives of the Shorts, an Appalachian family with roots in the serpent-handling religion.

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