True and Discovery Announce Wreckreation Nation

Date: Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Wreckreation Nation, True’s New Series for the Discovery Channel, celebrates America’s most unique and ingenious pastimes.

In a 13-part world premiere series airing January 2009, host Dave Mordal (of NBC’s Last Comic Standing) seeks out innovative, dangerous and dubious ways Americans find to kill time. He travels the nation in search of bizarre hometown traditions, unusual competitions and downright peculiar pastimes that make this country unique. Each episode highlights the adventurous attitudes and fanatical dedication of people across the country – and the lengths they will go in order to have a little fun!

To date, Mordal has taken part in an Iowa/Illinois tug of war across the Mississippi River; raced a 25 mph lawn mower in Delaware, Ohio; sparred with barbarians, Romans, elves and samurai in Somerset, Pennsylvania; paddled a boat made out of cardboard in Heber Springs, Arkansas; set off fireworks with self-described pyro enthusiasts in Gillette, Wyoming; and attended alligator wrestling school in Mosca, Colorado. Just to name a few.

Think your town has a competition that fits the bill? Have a hobby that makes your friends roll their eyes? Log on to the Wreckreation Nation website and submit your idea. Mordal may be just crazy enough to take you up on the challenge.

Wreckreation Nation is produced for Discovery Channel by True Entertainment. Rob Fox, Glenda Hersh, Jo Honig and Steven Weinstock are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is executive producer.