Additionally, the network is airing unique specials highlighting Made-in-the-USA products to made-in-the-outdoors adventures such as Buck Knives: Edge of a Legend special on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET; Donnie Vincent’s The River’s Divide one-hour special on April 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and The Legacy one-hour special on wild sheep conservation on April 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The new lineup expands the network’s drive to present the lifestyles of people who love – and live – to hunt, shoot and fish, including stories about travel, adventure, survival/military, cooking and eating, work, family and more.
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“The elements we are most excited about this quarter is introducing our audience to a whole new realm of what is outdoor TV, like having former vice presidential nominee and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin headline a show that embraces our America, and R. Lee Ermey shows us what military K-9 dogs really endure for our country,” said Graig Hale, vice president of business development for Sportsman Channel. “We are redefining what it means to be American sportsmen and women. We still have remarkable big-game hunting with returning shows like: Easton Bowhunting and North American Whitetail while also introducing new blood from Larysa Unleashed and FlatsClass.
The Q2 lineup is part of the network’s “Red, Wild & Blue America” initiative – where the American Spirit and the Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Highlights include:
Amazing America with Sarah Palin (premiering April 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT): A weekly, original series that will highlight some of the most uncommon, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoors lifestyle
NRA Life of Duty (premiering April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT): Sportsman secured exclusive rights to the series celebrating heroes of our military and homeland. The series will include regular interviews with Lt. Col. Oliver North, award winning military historian, New York Times best selling author, and chairman of the NRA military and veterans affairs committee.
Saving Private K-9 (premiering May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT): Hosted by actor and former Marine, R. Lee Ermey, this series highlights military dogs battlefield training, heroic accomplishments, and relationships with their handlers – as well as their impact on those who have worked with them.
Heli-Hunter (premiering June 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT): The mission? Provide an effective solution to the current feral hog crisis while showcasing the most exciting hunting experience of a lifetime – from the air.
Pigman: The Series (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT): Enter the story of Brian “Pigman” Quaca, a true-blue original character at the core, given to a rough and tough hunting lifestyle aimed at entertaining the masses with his different take on traditional hunting television.
American Airgunner (Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT): The popular series returns with a new season and hosts Rossi Morreale and Steve Criner explore the wide world of airguns with amazing hunts including hog, squirrel, iguana and more.
NRANEWS Cam & Co. (Daily at 6 p.m. ET): Sportsman Channel’s ground-breaking news-talk television series continues to lineup high-profile and entertaining guests for the most informed hour on TV for today’s American sportsmen and women. Plus, don’t miss Cam’s unique take on the news of the day, as well as regular segments “Curator’s Corner” sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and “Armed Citizen Files” sponsored by Cheaper than Dirt.
Special episodes on tap include:
Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt (Thursday, April 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET): Professional wrestling Hall-of-Famer Shawn Michaels takes viewers down memory lane from his early days in the big ring to his love for being in the outdoors hunting for moose and Texas whitetail alongside fellow co-host, and Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt alumnus, Keith Mark.
Attack of the Bass (April 27 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET): The annual bass fishing programming event is returning. No place on TV will provide more bass fishing action and expertise, just in time for the fishing season.
Plus, Memorial Day weekend is the network’s Salute to Service, presented by Bravo Company, and headlined by award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise. Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service initiative is a multimedia effort to celebrate American servicemen and women, and raise awareness of issues and opportunities facing veterans. Launched in 2013, the program spans everything from documentaries to series programming to social media and editorial. This Memorial Day, the Salute to Service lineup will take center stage on Sportsman Channel to commemorate the United States military’s sacrifices and successes.
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