Cottage Life, T+E unveil fall slates

Canadian broadcast company Blue Ant Media has unveiled the fall schedule for its specialty channels Cottage Life and Travel+Escape, with new series including Brainstormers (pictured) and What on Earth.
October 19, 2015

Canadian broadcast company Blue Ant Media has unveiled the fall schedule for its speciality channels Cottage Life and Travel+Escape.

Original fact ent series Brainstormers (pictured) is set to premiere across Cottage Life on October 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Produced by Outpost Entertainment and Crybaby Media, the 8 x 60-minute series follows three backyard inventors as they test out a number of innovations that present challenges, setbacks and such successes as a beer can-turned-solar heater.

Meanwhile, WAGTV’s pop science series What On Earth has received an air date of November 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Travel+Escape. The 6 x 60-minute series will reveal expert answers to questions previously deemed beyond the reach of science through new photographic evidence taken by satellites circling Earth’s orbit.

Travel+Escape will also launch the Canadian premiere of the investigative wildlife series Natural Born Monsters (pictured) from Karga 7 Pictures. The 8 x 60-minute series – which last month made its U.S. debut on The Weather Channel – documents the travels of host and explorer Sean Duggan as he journeys to remote locations across the globe to uncover some of the world’s strangest, rarest and most dangerous animals. The series premieres on October 28 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Finally, Travel+Escape will unveil the Canadian premiere of Big Fish Man on November 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Ambition Films- and Tern TV-produced series – originally made for Animal Planet and Czech TV – shadows extreme angler and TV presenter Jakub Vágner as he traverses the Peruvian Amazon in search of the largest freshwater fish on earth.

The 6 x 60-minute program will focus on Vágner as he dives off boats, paddles against the current, and swims alongside crocodiles in an effort to catch three different fish per episode.

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