Iditarod -- which is being produced by Thom Beers' Original Productions, the same production company responsible for Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men -- will follow seven of the mushers and sled dog teams that competed in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The annual race, which began in 1973 and follows a route that was originally used as a mail and supply route, begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome. Ninety-six mushers and teams started this March's race, however only 78 completed the grueling 1,150-mile course across the Alaskan wilderness.
Iditarod's cameras followed four veteran mushers: two-time Iditarod winner and 2007 defending champion Lance Mackey, four-time Iditarod winner Martin Buser, four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King, and three-time Iditarod runner-up DeeDee Jonrowe. In addition, the six-episode series also followed three less experienced mushers: second-time racer Bruce Linton and rookie racers Rick Holt and Darin Nelson.
In addition to Iditarod's premiere, Discovery also announced that Dirty Jobswill return with new fourth-season episodes on Tuesday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT and Storm Chasers' second season will debut on Sunday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT.
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