via press release:
SCIENCE CHANNEL DARES TO ASK WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? THIS FEBRUARY
New series devoted to the science behind the internet’s craziest stunts
(Silver Spring, Md.) – The internet is filled with wild videos of people who have unwittingly put science to the test. They’ve wondered what would happen if they attached rockets to a skateboard. And if a concrete canoe can float. And how many leaf blowers it takes to power a homemade hovercraft. Many of these videos garner millions of views because their exploits have failed, often with hilarious consequences. Now, Science Channel is experimenting with some of the internet’s most infamous video flubs in its newest series WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?, world premiering Saturday, February 7 at 10 PM ET/PT.
In each of ten episodes, real-life friends Kevin Moore and Grant Reynolds decipher what went wrong in the most outrageous internet video fails and make it their personal mission to successfully recreate each experiment with sound science and a little personal creativity.
“Kevin and Grant are two buddies living out every kid’s fantasies,” said Rita Mullin, General Manager of Science Channel. “This show taps into our innate curiosity about how things work. Kevin and Grant are the teachers you wish you had, using the craziest internet videos to demonstrate how incredibly fun science can be.”
Kevin Moore, a metallurgist, and Grant Reynolds, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, have been friends for nearly a decade. Using Kevin’s garage as their home base, in each 60-minute episode the duo scours the internet for the most epic amateur fails. Using basic scientific principles, they then reboot these experiments, making them safer and bigger than before. A few of the stunts the pair dares to tackle include: creating a solar death ray out of an old big-screen TV; using nitrous oxide on a Go-Kart to drag race a truck; forging a Gatling gun that shoots meatballs; and many more.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? is produced for Science Channel by Hoff Productions. For Science Channel, Rita Mullin is General Manager, Bernadette McDaid is Vice President of Production, and Executive Producer of the series. Joshua C. Berkley is also Executive Producer, and Lindsey Foster Blumberg is Producer for Science Channel. Executive Producers of WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG for Hoff Productions are Michael Hoff and Bruce Klassen. Supervising Producer is Jonathan Burhop, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for Hoff Productions is Melanie Chilek.
Saturday, February 7 at 10PM ET/PT
Things get explosive when Kevin and Grant push the physics of flight to build the ultimate Trash Can Rocket! Recycled TV parts, the power of the sun, and ingenuity produce a Solar Powered Death Ray. Fenders bend when the guys try to out drive each other while executing a Perfect Power slide.
Saturday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT
Exploring the principles of armor design naturally leads Grant and Kevin to Lawnmower Jousting and a battle for backyard glory. Competition heats up in Kevin’s garage during the inaugural mini-weapon Olympiad. They guys attempt to make a water, shock, and bullet resistant Cell Phone Case.
Saturday, February 21 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant push their skills to the limit and build a Homemade Hovercraft capable of crossing land and sea. How can a Merry-Go- Round produce Top Gun like G-forces? Add motorcycle muscle. The guys attempt to defy gravity and walk on the ceiling if their Magnetic Boots have the power.
Saturday, February 28 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant attempt to reach 30mph riding an improvised Rocket Skateboard! A Catapult build from scrap lumber gets dial it in for a basketball shooting competition. Man vs Machine. Kevin is convinced the power of buoyancy will allow a 400 lbs. Concrete Canoe float.
Saturday, March 7 at 10PM ET/PT
Science goes to the streets when Kevin and Grant compete to build the fastest Motorized Trike! They turn a favorite childhood pastime into a dangerous test of distance and accuracy with their Uber Water Slide. And the rapid-fire action of a homemade Meatball Gatling Gun takes culinary arts to a new level.
Saturday, March 14 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant attempt to hit 30 mph, conquer rough terrain and survive the ride in their Off-Road Soap Box Racer. The classic kid’s homemade Volcano gets supersized with a three-stage eruption. Aerodynamics and a 46-year old gridiron record get put to the test with a garage built Football Cannon.
Saturday, March 21 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant experiment with a Vortex Cannon, Bullet-proof Beer Stein, and Levitating Superconductor Racers
Saturday, March 28 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant experiment with the World’s Largest Paper Airplane, Ultimate Beer Delivery System, and an Emergency Car Stop
Saturday, April 4 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant experiment with the Dragster Go Kart, Homemade Night Vision Goggles, Remote Control Bowling Ball
Saturday, April 11 at 10PM ET/PT
Kevin and Grant experiment with Self-righting ATV, Super Cooled 6-Pack and the Space Rocket/Balloon
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc, is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.” The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reaches over 75 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/ScienceChannel.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visitwww.discoverycommunications.com.
About Hoff Productions:
Hoff Productions is one of America’s premier creators of factual programming. Over the last 20 years, Hoff has developed and produced over 700 hours of highly rated programming. Shot around the world and post-produced at Hoff’s state-of-the-art facility, the aesthetic and technical qualities surpass the industry’s highest expectations. With deep roots in identifying good characters and strong story telling Hoff’s brand is smart, factual, and action-driven while staying true to its documentary style. Hoff’s proven ratings and creative successes include mega creature specials and series like “Man-Eating Super Croc,” “Weird, True and Freaky,” “Hooked: Monster Fish” and “Animals Gone Wild,” mega build series like “Raw to Ready,” “Ultimate Factories” and “Made In America,” and justice series like “Law on the Border” and “Extreme Forensics.” Hoff is also well known for branded projects like the globally distributed “Super Factories: Breitling” and “Breitling: The Aviator’s Watch” documentaries. For four consecutive years, Hoff Productions was selected by Realscreen magazine and included in their “Global 100”— a list of the top 100 independent production companies in the world. Since 1993, Michael Hoff and his staff have created programming of worldwide appeal in every genre, from wildlife and technology to crime and the paranormal. http://www.mhptv.com/