New Episodes of SURVIVORMAN to Air on Discovery Channel & Science Channel This April

Does Bigfoot exist? In April, Survivorman(http://lesstroud.ca/survivorman) Les Stroud will attempt to answer that question, as he kicks off six special episodes searching for the ever-elusive Bigfoot.

In the process, the star of the hit TV series "Survivorman" (OLN Canada (http://www.oln.ca/), The Science Channel U.S., Discovery Channel International), who is the only producer in the history of television to carry out an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone, puts his reputation on the line to prove or disprove the existence of this seemingly mythical creature.

Beginning April 1, THE HUNT for the Sasquatch, also known as Gigantopithecus, takes place on Discovery Channel Wednesdays at 9/8 Central and on The Science Channel on April 3 at 10/9 Central. Stroud will search the wilderness for evidence of the enormous primate-like creature, which may or may not have become extinct after the last Ice Age. "To be clear, I am not a Bigfoot enthusiast," says Stroud. "I'm an enthusiast of the environment. And I've had mysterious experiences over the years that I have no ability to explain. It's time to separate fact from fiction. Is Bigfoot truth, or hoax? I plan on doing everything in my power to find an answer."

Here's what to expect in some of the upcoming episodes:

"Klemtu." Stroud searches Klemtu, a wilderness-heavy Indian reserve on the fjord-filled coast of British Columbia. Here, sightings by residents date back generations, especially on Klemtu Hill, an old volcano that's considered a sacred area. Stroud knows that this 900-pound creature must leave a trail, and he goes in search of it. What he finds is an enormous territory where a large ANIMAL could exist, undisturbed, for unknown periods of time. Airs Wednesday, April 1 on Discovery Channel at 9/8 Central and on The Science Channel on Friday, April 3 at 10/9 Central

"Alberta Foothills." Evidence of Sasquatch activity has been found in rural Alberta. Stroud, who knows the Canadian wild better than almost anyone, is able to approach the territory with a skeptic's eye, determining what traces could be real and what could be attributed to other activity. Relying on stealth camera equipment, along with infrared trail cams and thermal imaging, he seeks to go straight to the source and discover the creature-or other force-that's been baffling scientists for generations. Airs Wednesday, April 8 on Discovery Channel at 9/8 Central and on The Science Channel on Friday, April 10 at 10/9 Central

"Hoopa." With nearly a lifetime of tracking experience, Stroud may be able to find traces of Bigfoot in the land of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Surrounded by ancient red cedar forests in northwest California, it's easy to get lost in the giant shadows, which hide dense black bear territory. Here, Stroud is determined to get irrefutable proof of Bigfoot by catching the creature on film. But first, he must learn about the area. Stroud spends time getting to know the locals and hears tales of sightings over the years, before offering himself to the wilderness, seeking to make the connection of a lifetime. Airs Wednesday, April 15 on Discovery Channel at 9/8 Central and on The Science Channel on Friday, April 17 at 10/9 Central

"Mountain." The grizzly bear territory is the most remote and dangerous territory of the Canadian Rockies. Here, audio has been captured during a near-fatal encounter, presumably with the Sasquatch. Stroud sets out to the location of the incident, armed with hidden cameras, pheromone chips, hand bells, chimes and testing kits. His goal: to get DNA proof of Bigfoot. It turns out, he's got a long night ahead of him, filled with strange noises and giant grizzly footprints. By thinking like an animal, he hopes to make a new discovery. Airs Wednesday, April 22 on Discovery Channel at 9/8 Central and on The Science Channel on Friday, April 24 at 10/9 Central.

As Survivorman, Stroud has faced every extreme that Mother Nature can throw at him, from surviving at sea to foraging while shipwrecked on a desert island and more, logging a half-million miles trekking across the world in the process. Known as the original genre creator of 'Survival TV,' SURVIVORMAN is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, The Science Channel U.S. and Discovery Channel U.S., and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. SURVIVORMAN is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. To date, Stroud and his team have been nominated for 19 Canadian Screen Awards (http://www.academy.ca/Canadian-Screen-Awards) (formerly the Gemini's) and won for Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality Competition Program or Series in 2015 and Best Writer in Non Fiction in 2013. Stroud also won the Executive Producers Award for Excellence at the Lewiston Film Festival and was nominated for Best Travel Writer at the Canadian National Magazine awards.

To learn more about Survivorman, visit http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/survivorman. To learn more about Stroud, visit http://lesstroud.ca/

About Les Stroud

Les Stroud is a survival expert, filmmaker, writer, singer-songwriter, speaker and performer. Best known for producing, directing, creating, and starring in Discovery Channel's Survivorman,he's the only producer to devise an internationally broadcasted series entirely written, videotaped and hosted solo.

The hit TV series is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, The Science Channel U.S. and Discovery Channel U.S. Stroud is also a best-selling author and musician. He has written three survival-centric books, including Will to Live, and produced three albums. A renowned conservationist and activist for the environment, Stroud lives in Northern Ontario.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including Science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

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