From a media release:
This March, Discoveryâ€™s primetime schedule embarks on a bountiful lineup featuring a slew of new and popular returning homegrown programs.
The exhilarating month of authentic, character-driven programming is led by the debut of Discoveryâ€™s new original Canadian series ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning March 5. The all-new series casts a spotlight on the elite crews assembled to keep the nationâ€™s critical freight and passenger trains rolling during the winter months by battling deadly avalanches, monster icicles, steep rockslides, and dangerous wildlife. Featuring the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Ontario Northland Railway, ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD takes viewers on an exclusive journey to Canadaâ€™s most extreme railways, where the resilient crews do whatever it takes to keep the critical lifeline running smoothly.
Also in March, after a five-year hiatus, Discovery revives the iconic, fan-favourite, customized motorcycle series AMERICAN CHOPPER. Before the series makes its big return to Discoveryâ€™s spring schedule, viewers can catch a full-episode sneak peek of AMERICAN CHOPPER as it kicks off Discoveryâ€™s â€œGear Head Weekâ€, Monday, March 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Before that, â€œgargantuanâ€ takes on a whole new meaning with the return of DAILY PLANETâ€™s â€œGigantic Weekâ€, weeknights at 7 p.m. ET, beginning March 5. Later in March, Discovery heads to Northern B.C. for Season 4 of JADE FEVER, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET beginning March 13.
Below is a closer look at Discoveryâ€™s new and returning programming highlights for March. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit discovery.ca to confirm local broadcast times; programming subject to change).
â€œGear Head Weekâ€
Driven by an array of automotive-focused programming, â€œGear Head Weekâ€ (March 5-9) invites viewers to test drive the finely-tuned programming with adrenaline-charged content including:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD â€“ New Original Canadian Series
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning March 5
Featuring the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Ontario Northland Railway, the new eight-part series follows the resilient crews battling ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep Canadaâ€™s critical freight and passenger trains rolling through the winter. Shutting down is not an option.
NEW SEASONS OF RETURNING SERIES
DAILY PLANETâ€“ Theme Week!
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
If it can be sized up on a truly massive scale, DAILY PLANET is on the case with its annual â€œGigantic Weekâ€. Scouring the world for the biggest and most over-the-top science and engineering stories, co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin invite viewers to witness the worldâ€™s whopping inventions, escalated experiments, and even exceptionally large creatures.
JADE FEVER â€“ Original Canadian Series
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET beginning March 13
Season 4 of JADE FEVER follows the intense adventures of the Bunce family as they gamble in search of million-dollar boulders of jade in Northern B.C.â€™s Cassiar Mountains. Claudia and Robin Bunce are taking the ultimate risk this season â€“ mining without investor support and putting their familyâ€™s life savings on the line in search for â€œGrade Aâ€ jade. Over a six-week period, viewers can catch a double dose of the Buncesâ€™ exciting, high-stakes search with weekly back-to-back episodes.