July 5 FUEL TV Celebrates Wahine Wednesday
LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to action sports, launches three new series and one returning series on Sunday, July 2, beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. Leading off Stacked Sundays is returning series “10 Count” followed by FUEL TV new original series “Drive Thru: South Africa,” “American Misfits” and “Nitro Circus.” On Sunday, August 13, FUEL TV premieres the second season of the only wakeboarding series on television “Pull.”
Hosted by Mike Carter, “10 Count” highlights the most talented athletes, best tricks, and biggest locations of the sports you love. Produced with RedSquare Productions, this season “10 Count” zeroes in on the top ten international action sports stars from the land down under to Latin America, the top ten backyards and powerhouses of action sports, top ten jibbers and rail riders and reignites the goofy foot versus regular foot discussion among skateboarders with top ten riders in each category. See who a panel of athletes, insiders, and industry voices pushes to the top of the list.
At 8:30pm ET/PT, FUEL TV premieres the third installment of the popular surf adventure “Drive Thru” series from producer Greg Browning. “Drive Thru: South Africa” follows pro surfers Donovan Frankenreiter, Benji Weatherley, and Pat O’Connell this time joined by road trip rookies Noodles, Mike Losness and the legendary Martin “Pottz” Potter in a search for perfect waves from South Africa’s Durban beach breaks to Jeffrey’s Bay. When they’re not dodging sharks, riding ostriches and jumping off bridges, the boys experience the culture of South African life and find reward in a perfect J-Bay session.
Inspired by the DVD of the same name, Laban Pheidias and Ted Newsome re-imagine “American Misfits” into a fast-paced, half-hour sketch comedy series for FUEL TV. About skateboarding and its world of colorful individuals, “American Misfits” features new-breed rippers, top pro skaters and old-school legends mixed with its own unique brand of comedy and sketches.
Sundays at 9:30pm ET/PT, “Nitro Circus” makes its debut as a six-part series. Travis Pastrana’s “Nitro Circus” throws you into a world of heroics, hilarity, and sheer insanity. From freestyle motocross to impromptu thrills, this series chronicles Pastrana and his all-star FMX crew of Nitro Circus clowns – Kenny Bartram, Andy Bell, Gregg Godfrey, Ronnie Renner and more – as they tear apart Pastrana’s infamous backyard testing ground.
Following the conclusion of “Nitro Circus,” FUEL TV premieres season two of the only wakeboarding series on television, “Pull” by Alliance Wakeboard Magazine. Beginning, August 13 at 9:30pm ET/PT, “Pull” offers viewers a look into the personalities and progression of the wake sports. This season includes road trips to Lake Santa Maria in mainland Mexico, Lake Orakei Karako in New Zealand, and a look back at Scott Byerly’s legendary career as we also cover his third and most progressive wakeskate event, the Toe Jam. “Pull” also catches up with Keith Lyman, follows the Quiksilver Team to Chicago and goes on the road with Danny Harf, Aaron Reed, Ben Greenwood, Collin Wright and George Daniels as they travel cross country.
On Wednesday, July 5, FUEL TV dedicates an entire day to the female rippers of action sports with Wahine Wednesday. Watch the girls take over, as they go big, ride hard, and throw caution into the wind to rise to the top of the sports they love. Premiering that day are films “Sacre Bleu,” featuring O’Neill’s female surfers as they visit the Outback, Indonesia and secret spots in Hawaii and “You Remind Me of Me,” following the Gallaz girls team plus an encore presentation of The FUEL TV Experiment Film “Skate Girl” by Susanne Tabata. Also catch “Firsthand” episodes featuring Sofia Mulanovich, Claire Bevilacqua, Serena Brooke, Rochelle Ballard and Lisa Andersen.
On Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm ET/PT, FUEL TV brings you a speciall night dedicated to the Bones Brigade starting with “Animal Chin – Behind the Scenes.” FUEL TV caught up with the Bones Brigade during “The Making of Animal Chin” premiere in Santa Monica, California. The FUEL TV original special is a behind-the-scenes look at the entire cast of skateboard legends and film director, Stacy Peralta, as they reunite for the re-release of the classic skateboarding film, “The Search for Animal Chin” and its all new “Making Of” special. After FUEL TV’s original special at 8pm, “The Search for Animal Chin” makes its television debut at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Also in July on FUEL TV: ?ASP Foster’s Men’s WCT 2006 – Mondays at 10:30pm et/pt ?Continued coverage of surfing’s premiere competitive circuit, the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, featuring the elite pros performing at the most dynamic surf venues around the globe.
Billabong Pro, Teahupoo, Tahiti — July 10
Globe WCT, Tavarua, Fiji – July 24
Insane Cinema: 16 Below – Generation 4 – Premieres in the Skate @ 8 block on Friday, July 7 at 8:30pm et/pt ?Generation 4 recaps the old 16 Below Generation as well as introduces us to some new up and coming youth who are 16 and below.
Pro Wakeboard Tour – Premieres Monday, July 24 at 9:30 et/pt ?Coverage of the 2006 Pro Wakeboard Tour. Five of these renowned events will be featured on FUEL TV and will boast an impressive lineup of top A-list wakeboarders in the field.
In a word, FUEL TV is action sports television. Ok that was six words, but you get the point. It’s your connection to what’s happening in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross and wakeboarding. FUEL TV brings you the exclusive stories, unique personalities and the epic moments of action sports. You’ll hear new music, get inside riders’ heads, catch breaking news first, watch people fall down, get back up and do it all again. Maybe you live it. Maybe you don’t. What is the world is coming to? Tune in and see. Launched on July 1, 2003, FUEL TV is seen in 17 million U.S. homes. FUEL TV programming has global appeal and reach into the UK via FX UK; Latin America, including Brazil, via FX Latin America; and Australia via FUEL TV Aus. To see if you get FUEL TV or for date and show time information, visit www.fuel.tv.