From a media release:
Discovery’s Canadian original seriesÂ Highway Thru HellÂ returns for Season 8 and moves to a new day and time, premieringÂ Monday, October 7th 2019Â atÂ 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The international hit series, which is Discovery’s top-rated series for audiences of all ages, will also return for an 18-episode ninth season, its largest ever. Season 9 goes into production this fall.
Produced by Thunderbird Entertainment’s Factual Division,Â in partnership with Discovery Canada,Â Highway Thru HellÂ followsÂ the lives of the men and women who fight to keep traffic moving on BC’s mountain highways throughÂ vicious winter storms. The program’s broad appeal has made it a Canadian staple, and anÂ international hit.Â It is watched in 200 territories, in more than 12 languages.
Highway Thru HellÂ is aÂ top-ratedÂ series on Discovery.Â ItÂ airs globally in more than 12 languages, including Discovery (Canada), The Weather Channel (United States), ABC (Australia), National Geographic (Norway, UK andÂ Ireland), RMCÂ DÃ©couverteÂ (France) and IRIBÂ MostanadÂ (Iran). It also streams worldwide on Netflix.
Season 8 ofÂ Highway Thru HellÂ consists of 17 all-new episodes,Â documenting the trials ofÂ Jamie DavisÂ and his fellow hardworking and heroic heavy recovery operators,Â as they fightÂ to keep the roads open throughÂ British Columbia’sÂ Coquihalla and Cascade mountains.Â Following theÂ seasonÂ premiere onÂ October 7Â atÂ 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PTÂ on Discovery,Â Thunderbird invitesÂ viewers to join a Facebook Live event to celebrate along with its production partners.