From a media release:
CATCH THIS IF YOU CAN! SEASON FIVE OF â€œMANTRACKERâ€ BEGINS WITH A STAR-STUDDED PREMIERE EPISODE ON MON., SEPT. 6 AT 6 P.M. ON OLN
- Canadian country music sensation The Road Hammers tracked in first episode
- Launch party charity event held in Toronto on Fri., Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- The Mantracker himself, Terry Grant, in attendance
With a whopping 49 of 70 folks caught to date, veteran Alberta cowboy and expert outdoorsman Terry Grant continues to stalk his prey â€“ two individuals armed with only a map, a compass and a two kilometer head start â€“ through 40 kilometers of remote wilderness over 36 hours in season five of the hit OLN series â€œMantrackerâ€ (12 x 60 min.). In the premiere episode, country music crooners The Road Hammers seek to reach a final destination known only by them before Mantracker Terry Grant uses his forensic tracking skills and a local guide to catch them. Season five of the Gemini-award winning series â€“ produced by Bonterra Productions â€“ premieres Mon., Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on OLN. In addition, on Fri., Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., fans can attend a sneak preview charity launch party at Toronto’s Revival Bar, 783 College St. to watch the first episode with Terry Grant. Tickets available at www.mantracker.ca.
â€œComing into Season five, the prey were starting to get a bit of an advantage having seen four season’s worth of my tracking techniques and past prey’s bags of tricks,â€ says Terry Grant, series’ tracker. â€œIt forced me to up my game.â€
In season five, the chase takes viewers back to some favorite locations where both prey and horsemen really suffered. Grande Cache, Alberta is particularly rugged and Mantracker’s guide there is a man who knows no fear â€“ for himself or his horse. This season sees a return to Big Bear, California on the edge of the Mojave Desert and the treacherous bogs of Elliot Lake in Northern Ontario. Also this season, Mantracker and prey tackle the Cariboo Mountains of Central British Columbia, the wild Temagami forests, and the Big Island of Hawaii where Mantracker’s guide is a local ‘Paniolo’ or Hawaiian cowboy.
â€œMantrackerâ€ celebrates season five with a charity launch party at Revival Bar, 783 College Street on Fri., Sept. 3. Attendees can watch the premiere episode, â€˜Mantracker vs. The Road Hammers’ before it goes to air. ‘Mantracker’, aka Terry Grant will be in attendance as well as special guests The Road Hammers, some favourite sidekicks, former and present prey, and the production team. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.mantracker.ca. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the screening at 9 p.m.. All proceeds go to Toronto West KEYS to Inclusion, a charity that helps Toronto adults with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential.
EPISODE 1: Mantracker vs. the Road Hammers
Airs Mon., Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. & 12 a.m. ET
Elliot Lake hosts the season premiere of Mantracker season five that features country music stars Clayton Bellamy and Jason McCoy as the prey. As part of the successful band ‘The Road Hammers’, these two have shown they can withstand the rigors of ‘life on the road’ – but can they suck it up in the bush? And will local guide Phil Lemieux be able to stop them long enough to get an autograph?
EPISODE 2: Blake & Layney
Mon., Sept. 13 at 6:00 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. & 12 a.m. ET
Blake Hudson is an attorney and weekend adventure racer from Los Angeles. His partner for this chase, whom he has never met, is Layney DeLange, a postal worker in Big Bear, California. Are they oil and water or will opposites attract a victory? Returning sidekick Mark Murphy guides Mantracker through the high desert in search of this odd couple.