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History readies competition series “Truck Night in America”

A+E-owned History channel is prepping a competition series that pits drivers against one another on an obstacle course. From Endemol Shine North America subsidiary 51 Minds, Truck Night in America follows 50 truck ...
February 8, 2018

A+E-owned History channel is prepping a competition series that pits drivers against one another on an obstacle course.

From Endemol Shine North America subsidiary 51 Minds, Truck Night in America follows 50 truck owners from across the U.S. as they compete in grueling challenges in an effort to win US$10,000.

Each episode features five drivers who battle it out using their own customized trucks and jeeps. The drivers participate in three competitions, testing the vehicles’ speed, strength and handling. As the competition moves forward, two finalists embark on a three-mile obstacle course known as “The Green Hell.” The course challenges trucks and drivers to fly off jumps, climb a mountain of crushed cars, and drive through a snake-infested swamp.

Between each challenge, competitors showcase their craftsmanship by revamping their vehicles for the next round.

Helping the competitors are four expert coaches: desert racing champion and track builder, Pete Sohren; extreme sports pioneer and dirt track racer, Glen Plake; truck builder, Abe Wine and rock crawling champion, Rob Park.

Christian Sarabia and James Patrick Costello II are executive producers for 51 Minds. Bert Klasey, Mike Stiller, Dolores Gavin and Mary Donahue are the executive producers for History. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the series.

Truck Night in America premieres March 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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