FUEL TV to Show Strangers in Danger

FUEL TV, Fox Sports Media Group’s entertainment and sports network for young males, announces the production of a new travel-based series “Strangers In Danger.”

Starring BMX pros and best friends Zack “Catfish” Yankush and Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, “Strangers In Danger” hits FUEL TV’s schedule in September with 13 action-packed half-hour episodes produced by Mandt Bros. Productions.

A special sneak preview of the show takes place on FUEL TV Saturday, June 25 at 5:00PM ET/2:00PM PT and Sunday, June 26 at 6:00PM ET/3:00PM PT.

One country at a time, for a total of 13 countries, the show spotlights Yankush and Escamilla finding the wildest things they can do within these indigenous cultures for the simple reason that they can.

These two adventurist types with a competitive edge can be found drinking snake’s blood, mining for sulfur in the volcanoes of Indonesia, facing off against an actual bull during bullfighting school in Colombia, and receiving Ninja training in Japan.

Catfish and Rooftop also experience a bird-poop facial, compete in intense water boxing in central Java, dive in the most disgusting sewers in the world with the sewer workers in Mexico City, eat fresh llama brains in Bolivia, wrestle crocodiles in Bangkok, and discover and detonate unexploded bombs from the Vietnam War.

Along the way they explore national customs, reveal interesting facts, and put themselves in harm’s way as locals would.

“From beginning to end, this series is an outrageous adventure with a bit of international travel education thrown in,” says George Greenberg, FUEL TV GM. “’Strangers In Danger’ puts Rooftop and Catfish in some very dramatic, sometimes disgusting, and always entertaining situations. You can’t wait to see where and what they’ll do next.”

“We’re thrilled that FUEL TV identifies with our vision for compelling, adrenaline-pumping, adventure-seeking entertainment,” says Neil and Michael Mandt in a joint statement. “This new series will captivate FUEL TV’s target audience of males 12 to 34 years old.”

The series will premiere on FUEL TV Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:30PM ET/PT and will air at that time on Tuesdays for the next 12 weeks.

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