From a media release:
Corus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ CMT (Canada)Â delivers two thrilling original reality series this October. Viewers will get a first-hand look at the eye of North Americaâ€™s fiercest storms as chasersÂ Greg Johnson,Â Chris ChittickÂ andÂ Ricky ForbesÂ battle high winds and big stakes on the series premiere ofÂ Tornado HuntersÂ debutingÂ Friday, October 16Â atÂ 8 p.m. ETÂ /Â 5 p.m. PTÂ (repeat atÂ 9:30 p.m. PT). The action continues withÂ Ice Racer ShowdownÂ starting atÂ 9 p.m. ETÂ /Â 6 p.m. PTÂ (repeat atÂ 10:30 p.m. PT). HostÂ Clayton BellamyÂ of Canadian country group, The Road Hammers, tests everyday drivers as they brave brutal arctic conditions through a variety of icy road obstacle courses in order to claim the title of Ice Racer Champion.
Tornado HuntersÂ (10 x 30 minutes) picks up from last fallâ€™s pilot broadcast premiere with epic footage from theÂ twin tornados in Pilger, Nebraska. Greg Johnson, Chris Chittick and Ricky Forbes are looking to make 2015 a banner year for their storm-chasing team, loading their stormÂ truck, Flash, with new camera gear to help capture more extreme weather imagery than ever before.Â This season features the Tornado HuntersÂ tackling the most powerful and jaw-dropping tornados in North America, from massive rain-wrapped tornados to multiple twisters and the storm of the summer in Manitoba. Viewers can catch up on the two-part pilot episodeÂ Thursday, October 8Â starting atÂ 11 p.m. ET/Â 8 p.m. PTÂ in advance of the Season 1 premiere onÂ Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m. ETÂ /Â 5 p.m. PTÂ (repeat atÂ 9:30 p.m. PT).Â Tornado HuntersÂ is produced by Saloon Media in association with CMT and with the participation of the Bell Fund.
OnÂ Ice Racer ShowdownÂ (12 x 60 minutes), five drivers brave the frigid temperatures taking on two fun-filled elimination challenges, each jam-packed with icy obstacles and angry snowball throwing yetis. The three that survive the grueling tasks will go head-to-head in a thrilling ice race to claim the ultimate title. Hosted by The Road Hammersâ€™ Clayton Bellamy,Â each hilarious adrenaline-fueled one hour episode has happy hockey moms and pizza delivery guys taking on tough talkinâ€™ truckers and cab drivers to prove whoâ€™s the coolest driver on the ice. Guest judges include award-winning actor and comedian Donovan Workun, two-time Olympian skeleton racer Michelle Kelly and technical judge and rally racing champion, Jorge Dascollas.Â Ice Racer ShowdownÂ is produced by Corkscrew Media in association with CMT.