JOSH GATES RETURNS WITH ACTION-PACKED NIGHTS OF ADVENTURE EVERY WEDNESDAY





JOSH GATES RETURNS WITH ACTION-PACKED NIGHTS OF ADVENTURE EVERY WEDNESDAY ON DISCOVERY BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

-Expedition Unknown, Expedition X, and Josh Gates Tonight return-

Trailer | Expedition Unknown

Trailer | Expedition X

The middle of the week just got a lot more exciting as Josh Gates is back with an entire evening devoted to exploring the unknown, uncovering the world’s greatest mysteries, and sharing a laugh and a cocktail with some of the most interesting celebrities, experts, and fellow explorers out there. Discovery’s ‘Adventure Wednesday’ lineup returns with all-new episodes, beginning with a globe-trotting, high-octane season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN at 8PM ET, spine-tingling new EXPEDITION X missions at 9PM ET, and topping off the evening with a nightcap is JOSH GATES TONIGHT at 10PM ET on Discovery Channel. Episodes of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN and EXPEDITION X will also be available to stream on discovery+.

To kick off ‘Adventure Wednesday,’ ardent adventurer Josh Gates takes his explorations to new heights (and into hidden, underground tunnels) in the daring new season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN. In the premiere episode, the first of an unforgettable two-part exploration, viewers will follow Josh and his crew as they rush to Poland to be the first people since World War 2 to enter a recently discovered hidden Nazi tunnel inside an extinct volcano. Josh and his team make historic finds as they seek stolen art and uncover other dark secrets sealed away since the end of the war.

Throughout the season, audiences follow Josh on other thrilling adventures including an exhilarating dig in Saqqara, Egypt that unearths a mummy and its buried secrets; a trans-Atlantic search for “Lindbergh’s Lost Rival” and his legendary plane that vanished while attempting to make aviation history. In addition, viewers will witness Josh cracking The Rock as he retraces the greatest prison break of all time and proves there’s more to the 1962 escape from Alcatraz than the FBI maintains. Other highlights include following in the footsteps of the Knights Templar across Poland and the U.K. to unearth the truth behind the secret society’s vast riches and treasures including the coveted Holy Grail; braving the frigid conditions of the Donner Pass to unlock the real story of America’s grisliest pioneer mystery, and much more.

The night of adventure continues with EXPEDITION X, as Josh’s team of investigators – scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot – explore the stranger side of the unknown. The all-new season kicks off in the world’s notorious Ring of Fire, where Phil and Jess investigate videos and eyewitness reports of mysterious objects flying around Mexico’s tallest active volcano. Then, Jess and Phil test a bold scientific theory at the site of America’s deadliest avalanche and train wreck, where witnesses report bizarre apparitions, and rumors swirl of a shocking cover up. This season, Phil and Jess journey from icy whitewater rapids in Alaska to the impenetrable jungles of Peru to uncover the truth behind the world’s most unusual mysteries, on EXPEDITION X.

Then, Josh returns to Expedition HQ for his one-of-a-kind Discovery talk show, JOSH GATES TONIGHT featuring an eclectic group of celebrity guests, original cocktails, and trademark excursions into the field. Upcoming guests in the new season include Evangeline Lilly, LeVar Burton and more. In addition, Josh will also give exclusive insight into his Expedition Unknown and Expedition X adventures.

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can stream past seasons of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X on discovery+. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #ExpeditionUnknown, #ExpeitionX, and #JoshGatesTonight and following Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok and Expedition Unknown on Facebook.

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, EXPEDITION X, and JOSH GATES TONIGHT are produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions where Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates are executive producers. For Expedition Unknown, executive producer is Matthew Meltzer and Aaron Schoonhoven. For JOSH GATES TONIGHT, executive producer is Aaron Schoonhoven. For EXPEDITION X, Beata Zeal is co-executive producer. For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Emily Krakowski for Expedition Unknown and Josh Gates Tonight. Lisa Lucas is executive producer and Katie Meloy is production coordinator for Expedition X.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



Josh Gates Returns to Expedition Headquarters for Brand-New Episodes of “Josh Gates Tonight”





Josh Gates Returns to Expedition Headquarters for Brand-New Episodes of “Josh Gates Tonight” Premiering August 11 on Discovery and Streaming on discovery+
Each week Josh welcomes celebrity guests, newsmakers, and experts to his expedition headquarters while bringing his hilarious brand of exploration to fans and families around the globe.
[via press release from Discovery Channel]
JOSH GATES RETURNS TO EXPEDITION HEADQUARTERS FOR BRAND-NEW EPISODES OF “JOSH GATES TONIGHT” PREMIERING AUGUST 11 ON DISCOVERY AND STREAMING ON DISCOVERY+

(Los Angeles) – Josh Gates is bringing his adventures back to the office for all-new episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT. Each week Josh welcomes celebrity guests, newsmakers, and experts to his expedition headquarters while bringing his hilarious brand of exploration to fans and families around the globe. JOSH GATES TONIGHT airs Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery and streaming on discovery+.

JOSH GATES TONIGHT brings a unique cocktail of celebrity guests, exciting excursions into the field, and Josh’s patented brand of comedy. In these all-new episodes, he’ll be joined by notable guests including Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Tom Green (Road Trip), BD Wong (Jurassic Park franchise), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Billy Zane (Titanic), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas) and many more. Josh also continues adventuring as only he can – exploring a rum distillery inside a submarine, taking part in a séance, and learning Mafia secrets from a Vegas card shark.

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can stream past seasons of JOSH GATES TONIGHT on discovery+. Viewers can also join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #JoshGatesTonight, as well as follow Expedition Unknown and Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for the latest updates. Host Josh Gates can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



JOSH GATES’ EXPLORATIONS TAKE HIM BACK IN THE FIELD AS EPIC NIGHTS OF ADVENTURE





JOSH GATES’ EXPLORATIONS TAKE HIM BACK IN THE FIELD AS EPIC NIGHTS OF ADVENTURE EVERY WEDNESDAY ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL RETURN APRIL 14

(Los Angeles) – Adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates has spent his career traversing the globe investigating history’s greatest legends and mysteries. Now, America’s most adventurous talk-show host is getting out from behind the desk and is once again back in the field for a hands-on, heart-pounding investigation as Discovery’s Adventure Wednesday lineup returns with all-new episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X. Episodes of both series will be available to watch on Discovery Channel and stream on discovery+.

Beginning, Wednesday, April 14 at 9PM ET/PT, audiences can join Josh as he breaks out of lockdown to join his team of scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot in the season premiere of EXPEDITION X, airing at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery+ and Discovery Channel. Then, Josh welcomes celebrity guests, newsmakers, and experts to his expedition headquarters for the groundbreaking talk show JOSH GATES TONIGHT at 10PM ET/PT.

In one of the most exciting EXPEDITION X investigations yet, Josh ventures into the field to join his dynamic duo as they hunt the legendary Beast of Bray Road across rural Wisconsin. And throughout the new season, Jessica and Phil will continue to tackle the strangest mysteries and legends from around the country. Whether it’s exploring the waters surrounding “UFO Island” just off the coast of California, chasing the legend of a seven foot tall humanoid creature in the eerily-named Ape Canyon, or ghost hunting on an abandoned canal rumored to be haunted by soldiers slaughtered in the Civil War, the Expedition X team has the truth in its sights. Working with eyewitnesses and experts, and deploying a cutting-edge toolbox of high-tech equipment, Phil and Jess shed new light on cases that have confounded, frightened, and fascinated people for generations.

Then, Josh Gates returns to Expedition HQ for the talk show with a Discovery twist, JOSH GATES TONIGHT. A unique cocktail of celebrity guests, exciting excursions into the field, and Josh’s patented brand of comedy. In this all-new run of all-new episodes, he’ll be joined by luminaries Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Bacon, Craig Robinson, Gabriel Iglesias, Haley Joel Osment, Giancarlo Esposito and Larry the Cable Guy, and many more. Josh also continues adventuring as only he can – attending a race car academy, becoming a Hollywood stunt man for a day, and going on a ghost hunt through LA with Jack Osborne…oh, and did we mention the time traveling?

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can stream past seasons of JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X on discovery+. Viewers can also join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #JoshGatesTonight and #ExpeditionX, as well as follow Expedition Unknown and Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates. Host Josh Gates can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X are produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates. For JOSH GATES TONIGHT, executive producer is Matthew Meltzer. For EXPEDITION X, Bill Hochauser and Evan Goldstein are co-executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Olivia Ghersen.

About discovery+
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.



Josh Gates Hosts Full Night of Adventure Every Wednesday on Discovery Channel Starting November 11





Josh Gates Hosts Full Night of Adventure Every Wednesday on Discovery Channel Starting November 11
Look for “Josh Gates Tonight” and “Expedition X” back-to-back beginning at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from Discovery Channel]
JOSH GATES HOSTS FULL NIGHT OF ADVENTURE EVERY WEDNESDAY ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL STARTING NOVEMBER 11

Oscar-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey joins Josh Gates for the season premiere of JOSH GATES TONIGHT on November 11 at 8 PM ET/PT

(Los Angeles) – Explorer Josh Gates has spent his career traversing the globe and searching for answers to the unexplained. Now, Gates is continuing his latest, daring mission – as America’s most adventurous talk-show host.

For several months, Josh has been inviting celebrities and experts to virtually join him in his expedition headquarters for a chat-show like no other on JOSH GATES TONIGHT. Now, he’s back with a brand-new season premiering Wednesday, November 11 at 8PM ET/PT. Josh is also turning hump-day into Adventure Wednesday with an entire evening devoted to exploring the unknown. Following JOSH GATES TONIGHT, viewers can continue exploring alongside Gates as well as scientist Phil Torres and paranormal researcher Jessica Chobot in an all-new season of EXPEDITION X, airing at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Whether he’s learning how to brandish a bullwhip like Indiana Jones, mastering the art of high-speed getaway driving, or mixing up exotic cocktails with Hollywood superstars, Gates has been bringing his hilarious brand of adventure to fans and families at a time when we need it most. In the all-new season of JOSH GATES TONIGHT, Gates will be joined by celebrity guests, including Matthew McConaughey (who discusses his some of his most thrilling adventures and his new book Greenlights) as well as Joe Manganiello, Cheryl Hines, and Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke. He’ll also continue safely adventuring while inviting viewers along for the journey. Josh will float in zero-gravity in a specially designed plane performing breathtaking aerial maneuvers. He’ll also try his hand at mechanical mortal combat by piloting a robot in the infamous BattleBots arena.

Following JOSH GATES TONIGHT, audiences can continue their adventure as Josh sends his EXPEDITION X investigators to tackle the strangest mysteries and legends from around the nation. Whether it’s exploring pitch-black caverns to unmask the identity of the legendary Bell Witch, diving into Lake Champlain in search of America’s version of the Loch Ness Monster, or trekking deep into the wilderness in pursuit of recent sightings of Bigfoot, the team has the truth in their sights. Working with experts and recent eyewitnesses and deploying an array of high-tech equipment, they’ll shed new light on cases that have confounded and frightened us for generations.

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, audiences can check out new episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X on the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #JoshGatesTonight and #ExpeditionX, as well as follow Expedition Unknown on Facebook and Discovery on Twitter for the latest updates. Host Josh Gates can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

JOSH GATES TONIGHT and EXPEDITION X are produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates. For JOSH GATES TONIGHT, co-executive producer is Matthew Meltzer. For EXPEDITION X, Bill Hochauser and Evan Goldstein are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Olivia Ghersen.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



JOSH GATES TO HOST SPECIAL SHARK-THEMED EPISODES OF HIT VIRTUAL TALK-SHOW ‘JOSH GATES TONIGHT’





JOSH GATES TO HOST SPECIAL SHARK-THEMED EPISODES OF HIT VIRTUAL TALK-SHOW ‘JOSH GATES TONIGHT’ DURING SHARK WEEK 2020 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL

(Los Angeles) – Ardent explorer and adventurer, Josh Gates, has traversed the globe investigating history’s greatest legends and mysteries. For the past three months, Gates’ virtual talk-show JOSH GATES TONIGHT has brought viewers along for the journey as he’s been exploring the world (often without leaving the house). Now, he’s diving deeper than ever before and swimming across screens (while still social distancing) with five nights of special shark-themed episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT airing Sunday, August 9 – Thursday, August 13 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on Discovery.

Following Discovery Channel’s thrilling SHARK WEEK 2020 programming, Gates will be joined virtually by celebrity guests and shark experts each night to highlight and explore some of the most exciting, shocking, and fintastic moments from SHARK WEEK 2020. Gates also has shark adventures of his own as he tests the tiger-shark infested waters at the Georgia Aquarium and becomes one of the first people to dive into their new shark exhibit, one of the largest in the world. The adventure continues as he descends into the aquarium’s 6.3 million-gallon Ocean Voyager tank and swims alongside thousands of aquatic species, including massive whale sharks.

In addition to his shark adventures and interviewing celebrity guests, Gates will introduce viewers to Rick Chomp, a shark (puppet) with some rough edges; share some good news, all shark related, of course, and even makes a splash in the music world as he attempts to unleash a new song even more maddeningly catchy than Baby Shark.

Dive into the official lineup of JOSH GATES TONIGHT programming below:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Gates is joined by legendary boxer Mike Tyson of TYSON VS. JAWS: RUMBLE ON THE REED and pop culture phenom David Dobrik, star of Discovery Channel’s new series, DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME, as well as researcher Alison Towner and filmmaker Jeff Kurr from AIR JAWS: ULTIMATE BREACH OFF.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

Shaquille O’Neal joins Gates to discuss his latest Shark Week adventure and is joined by film and TV legend William Shatner and Shark Week’s most daring star Dickie Chivell chats about JAWS AWAKENS.

TUESDAY AUGUST 11

On Tuesday, Gates is joined by comedian Jeff Foxworthy as well as wildlife biologist and conservationist Forrest Galante, star of EXTINCT OR ALIVE: LAND OF THE LOST SHARKS. Shark expert Paul de Gelder also joins to talk WILL SMITH: OFF THE DEEP END.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Ruby Rose, actor, model and star of Batwoman, joins Josh on Wednesday alongside Jim Belushi star of the new Discovery series Growing Belushi. Also joining is shark expert Dr. Tristan Guttridge of MONSTER UNDER THE BRIDGE.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Gates is joined by actors John Corbett and Bo Derek as well as Amber and Serena Shine, stars of NAKED AND AFRAID OF SHARKS 2. Additionally, Adam Coons from SHARKADELIC SUMMER will share his story of courage as he recounts a recent shark encounter that changed his life.

In addition to watching the series on Discovery, audiences can check out new episodes of JOSH GATES TONIGHT on the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #JoshGatesTonight and follow Expedition Unknown on Facebook . Host Josh Gates can be found on Facebook: @joshgatesofficial, Twitter: @joshuagates, and Instagram: @gatesygram.

JOSH GATES TONIGHT is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates, and co-executive producer is Matthew Meltzer. For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Olivia Ghersen.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



Josh Gates Hosts Special Earth Day Episode of Brand-New Virtual Late-Night Talk Show “Josh Gates Tonight”





Josh Gates Hosts Special Earth Day Episode of Brand-New Virtual Late-Night Talk Show “Josh Gates Tonight,” Airing Wednesday, April 22 on Discovery Channel
Gates is still exploring the world while staying Safer at Home and he’s bringing viewers along for the journey.

[via press release from Discovery Channel]
JOSH GATES HOSTS SPECIAL EARTH DAY EPISODE OF BRAND-NEW VIRTUAL LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW “JOSH GATES TONIGHT,” AIRING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Following the Earth Day special, JOSH GATES TONIGHT will air Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT
(Los Angeles) – Adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates will host a special Earth Day episode of JOSH GATES TONIGHT, a virtual late-night talk show airing Wednesday, April 22 at 8PM ET/PT on Discovery. Gates has spent his career traversing the globe investigating history’s greatest legends and mysteries. Now, during this unprecedented time, Gates is still exploring the world while staying Safer at Home and he’s bringing viewers along for the journey.
In the 1-hour Earth Day special episode of JOSH GATES TONIGHT, Gates will interview a variety of celebrity guests including Joel McHale, Mark Rober, Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott, Dr. Sandra Lee, Jeb Corliss, Jason Hawes, Captain Keith Colburn and environmental experts including Forrest Galante and Luke Tipple about their commitment to preserving our precious planet Earth. In addition, Josh will re-live some of his favorite adventures at natural wonders around the Earth including Victoria Falls, Mt. Everest, Greenland, South America and more. Viewers will also learn Earth Day hacks to Green Our Homes and make self-isolation eco-friendlier while getting an inside look at methods to keep the Earth healing when we come back into the world.
Following the JOSH GATES TONIGHT Earth Day special, Gates will return to Wednesday nights to share updates and unseen footage of his worldwide adventures. He will also continue to interview experts from across the globe to provide additional insights into past expeditions and dive deeper into some of Discovery Channel’s exciting adventure programming with video calls from the series’ stars.
The new virtual talk show comes on the heels of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN’s most watched season in series history. This past season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN reached over 9M total viewers and ranked as the highest-rated season in series history among P25-54 and W25-54. The first episode of JOSH GATES TONIGHT reached over 1M total viewers.
Given the tremendous success of Josh Gates’ exploration series, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN and spinoff series, EXPEDITION X, Discovery Channel has entered a new 3-year deal with Gates through 2023. Josh will return as host and executive producer of the highly rated EXPEDITION UNKNOWN, appear in various other programming for Discovery Channel, and work with Discovery to develop new and exciting programming across all platforms.
“Josh Gates’ unparalleled passion for adventure has made him a fan-favorite. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Josh and work with him to create programming that brings the world to our audience’s homes,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.
“My passion is to share stories through exploration and connect viewers with captivating tales of history’s greatest legends and mysteries,” said Josh Gates. “I’m so excited to continue that mission and invite our fans along for all-new adventures on Discovery Channel.”
In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week and the first episode of JOSH GATES TONIGHT on the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #JoshGatesTonight and follow Expedition Unknown on Facebook. Host Josh Gates can be found on Facebook: @joshgatesofficial, Twitter: @joshuagates, and Instagram: @gatesygram.
JOSH GATES TONIGHT is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates, and co-executive producer is Matthew Meltzer. For Discovery Channel, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Olivia Ghersen.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.