Program scheduling on the Outdoor Channel is driven by the seasons for particular outdoor sports than the network TV season, so the cable channel has announced three new shows that debut in October for Q4: “Outdoor’s 10 Best,” “Trophy Quest” and “Jimmy Big Time.”
“Our spectrum of best-in-class programming has been enhanced by this fall’s new series – just in time for hunting season. Viewers and advertisers will find this quarter’s roster filled with high quality entertainment that speaks directly to their favorite outdoor pursuits,” said Outdoor Channel Holdings COO Tom Hornish.
“Outdoor’s 10 Best” – Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
What are the top 10 duck hunter’s dream hunts? Where are the 10 best elk destinations in the country? What animals make up the deadliest hunts ever?
For decades, outdoorsmen have been hotly debating questions like these in base camps and trophy rooms around the world. “Outdoor’s 10 Best” will provide the answers in an exciting and fast-paced documentary countdown format from number 10 all the way down to number one. Utilizing one of the largest collections of HD outdoor footage in the industry and expert opinions from the country’s best outfitters and adventurers, the program promises to be destination television for Outdoor Channel viewers.
Hosted by country artist Kristy Lee Cook – no stranger to top tens herself as a finalist on season seven of “American Idol” – “Outdoor’s 10 Best” will break through the clutter, inspiring hunters and anglers of all skill levels to create their own must-hunt list.
“Trophy Quest” – Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. ET
With today’s ever changing technology, firearm systems that are able to take an animal upwards of 1000 yards, scent blockers and full body 3D camo clothing, some sportsmen feel that the art of “hunting” has been lost.
Avid outdoorsman and host John Wilson of Trophy Quest International has decided to harvest every North American big game species with one single gun: a gun from his childhood. John will turn back the hands of time and revert back to the very first rifle his father gave him; an open sighted, lever action .30-30. Follow John through several “Trophy Quest” episodes as he begins his quest of the North American 29 – the 29 animals that comprise Safari Club International’s famous North American Grand Slam, including Alaska-Yukon caribou, American bison, Central Canada caribou, Coastal or Continental black bear, Columbia black-tailed deer, desert mule deer and Rocky Mountain or California bighorn sheep.
“Jimmy Big Time Presented by Polaris” – Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. ET & 11:30 p.m. ET
Outdoor Channel’s first ever scripted comedy, follows the exploits of Jimmy ‘Big Time’ Miller, the self-described ‘Father of Outdoor Television.’ This Outdoor Channel original series highlights one man’s quest to become the greatest outdoor television host in history. Shot in mockumentary format, “Jimmy Big Time” is an irreverent look at what happens behind the camera in the highly competitive world of outdoor television.