Thirty years ago, Thursday nights were dominated by such family-friendly fare as NBC’s The Cosby Show and Family Ties.
Today, Discovery en Español hopes it can rule Thursday evenings by putting its focus on programs packed with adrenaline and characters engaged in extreme challenges and situations.
To kick off its new Jueves de aventura, or “Adventure Thursdays,” the network is airing the six-part series Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell at 9 p.m. through April 10. In each episode, the noted survivalist follows the same steps as the survivors of three different life-threatening situations in some of the world’s most desolate and hostile places. The series, dubbed into Spanish, follows the acclaimed series Man vs. Wild.
Accompanying Grylls’s latest effort on the Discovery en Español programming slate is Vivir Para Contarlo, an original production featuring survival stories from Latin America entering its new season airing at 8 p.m. Premiering at 10 p.m. is Supervivencia al Desnudo, which each week follows two people left in an extremely remote location without food, water or clothing and asked to survive with one personal item each.
The adventure-filled programming is the latest theme night launched by Discovery en Español. In February, the Spanish-language pay TV network unveiled a slate of automotive restoration programs in primetime on Mondays.
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