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Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:49:19 AM »

Does anybody have word on when The Weather Channel will begin showing Season 7 of Highway Thru Hell?  There was a person who was posting the Discovery Canada broadcasts on YouTube briefly, but they've all been taken down or replaced with "false" posts.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 01:39:34 PM »

You can still get them the old-fashioned way (torrents).

I must say Season 7 is entertaining so far. They also featured some new faces and a new team (Reliable Towing in Merrit, halfway the Coquihalla). Over the years the show has become less focused on Jamie Davis, probably because they don't get as many wrecks as they used to in first seasons due to increased competition. So far in season 7, Jamie Davis has sold his last modern wreckers, relying on older, paid-for equipment. I understand those monthly payments on a heavy wrecker or rotator are very high and most of the year there just isn't enough work for them to make it profitable. Though the Aggressive Towing team did get a new rotator.

I used to watch Ice Road Truckers, the last couple of seasons focused on the Manitoba ice roads, but that show became repetitive to me, and much of the action and suspense is staged, as opposed to Highway Thru Hell which keeps it more real (I suppose they're not going to crash a $ 150,000 vehicle just for one episode).

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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 03:37:31 PM »

Ive always wondered how much of the demise of Jamie Davis demise is directly due to the attention to how much money he was making operating on the Coke.  I wonder if some of his competition was generated as a direct result from the show.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 05:48:08 PM »

I miss that show. I have Verizon FIOS, which dropped the weather channel a few years back. While I was overall supportive of that, I missed that show. Dumb that Discovery won't just show it in this country, too, but I guess fake moonshine manufacturers, two gold shows, and fake drag racers are a higher priority.

I also tried the route of watching it via 'illicit' methods, but it seems the only sites that work without attempting to trash your computer's defenses are becoming few and far between.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 01:58:34 PM »

Production has already started on Season 8:

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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »

You can still get them the old-fashioned way (torrents).

I must say Season 7 is entertaining so far. They also featured some new faces and a new team (Reliable Towing in Merrit, halfway the Coquihalla). Over the years the show has become less focused on Jamie Davis, probably because they don't get as many wrecks as they used to in first seasons due to increased competition. So far in season 7, Jamie Davis has sold his last modern wreckers, relying on older, paid-for equipment. I understand those monthly payments on a heavy wrecker or rotator are very high and most of the year there just isn't enough work for them to make it profitable. Though the Aggressive Towing team did get a new rotator.

I used to watch Ice Road Truckers, the last couple of seasons focused on the Manitoba ice roads, but that show became repetitive to me, and much of the action and suspense is staged, as opposed to Highway Thru Hell which keeps it more real (I suppose they're not going to crash a $ 150,000 vehicle just for one episode).
I lost interest in Ice Road Truckers the season after they left the Dalton for good.  The VP/Polar rivalry was just too staged.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 11:35:30 PM »

Season 3 has been shown on the National Geographic channel recently.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 02:05:05 AM »

Seasons 1 - 5 are on Netflix (in the US) if anyone is unaware.

The show is still listed on Weather Group's website, but I have a hunch they dropped the show. No announcement and well over a month after usual season airing date. Since Discovery owns 20% of Discovery Canada, they very could pick up the show in the future.

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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 04:36:59 AM »

You can still get them the old-fashioned way (torrents).

I must say Season 7 is entertaining so far. They also featured some new faces and a new team (Reliable Towing in Merrit, halfway the Coquihalla). Over the years the show has become less focused on Jamie Davis, probably because they don't get as many wrecks as they used to in first seasons due to increased competition. So far in season 7, Jamie Davis has sold his last modern wreckers, relying on older, paid-for equipment. I understand those monthly payments on a heavy wrecker or rotator are very high and most of the year there just isn't enough work for them to make it profitable. Though the Aggressive Towing team did get a new rotator.

I used to watch Ice Road Truckers, the last couple of seasons focused on the Manitoba ice roads, but that show became repetitive to me, and much of the action and suspense is staged, as opposed to Highway Thru Hell which keeps it more real (I suppose they're not going to crash a $ 150,000 vehicle just for one episode).
I lost interest in Ice Road Truckers the season after they left the Dalton for good.  The VP/Polar rivalry was just too staged.

Yes it was interesting in the beginning but they felt their had to be competition so they had the jacket.  But yes the whole thing is staged now, and not the same without Hugh.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 12:22:33 PM »

Seasons 1 - 5 are on Netflix (in the US) if anyone is unaware.
The show is still listed on Weather Group's website, but I have a hunch they dropped the show. No announcement and well over a month after usual season airing date.

Weather Channel is still showing reruns of Seasons 4 through 6, so they haven't dropped the show entirely.
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Re: Highway Thru Hell Season 7
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 03:40:41 PM »

Seasons 1 - 5 are on Netflix (in the US) if anyone is unaware.
The show is still listed on Weather Group's website, but I have a hunch they dropped the show. No announcement and well over a month after usual season airing date.

Weather Channel is still showing reruns of Seasons 4 through 6, so they haven't dropped the show entirely.

They may have rights to syndication for those seasons, but no contract for the current season.
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