February viewing on Discovery Channel

Allen Haff, Clinton "Ton" JonesFebruary viewing on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) includes a line up for the survivalists, high rollers and body image enthusiasts.

In The Island With Bear Grylls, adventurer Bear Grylls abandons 13 British men on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island for a month with only themselves to count on for survival. Then Discovery Channel introduces viewers to the fit way of life with an all-new sports series, American Muscle. Finally, there’s a fifth season of Gold Rush with new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold from the ground, while the new series of Auction Hunters: Pawn Shop Edition continues.

See below for more on these programmes:

Gold Rush

In this brand new fifth series, everything has changed but will big risks mean an even bigger payout? The premiere on Monday 2, February from 20:00 will see Parker Schnabel taking off his ‘training wheels’ for the year, setting an unprecedented goal of 2,000 ounces, worth over $2.5 million – double his take from last season. Parker reinvests every last cent in a mad scramble for good gold, asks more than ever of his crew, and manages to steal one of rival Todd Hoffman’s top mechanics.

Todd, meanwhile, is back at square one. His right-hand-man Dave has had enough, leaving to mine with legends Freddie and Derek Dodge. Not only has Todd lost his land, most of his money and his crew, but worst of all, his dignity. His dream of mining in the jungle nearly destroyed him.

Can he rise from the ashes and turn things around, or will he throw in the towel once and for all? One thing is certain, though – Todd won’t go down without a fight.

Auction Hunters: Pawn Shop Edition

This season of Auction Hunters: Pawn Shop Edition (Mondays at 19:35) finds Ton and Allen juggling the demands of their very first storefront, ‘Haff-Ton Pawn’. But with the new venture comes tremendous risk and increased competition from a slew of bidders eager to dethrone the reigning champions of the storage unit world. The heat is on as the best friends must contend with vengeful rivals, bumbling employees and the challenges of launching a business as they gamble their money in their quest for vintage treasures.

The Island With Bear Grylls

The brand new series will premiere on Saturday 14, February from 21:00 where 13 British men survive being stranded on a Pacific desert islands. How will they cope with only themselves to rely on?

Adventurer Bear Grylls has left them completely alone, filming themselves, with only the clothes they’re wearing and some basic tools. The island may look like paradise, but behind the beaches it can be hell on earth.

When stripped of all the luxuries and conveniences of 21st-century living, do modern British men still have the spirit and resources to survive?

American Muscle

Fit isn’t a just destination – it’s a way of life. Legendary strength coach Mike Barwis, trainer to more than 500 Olympic and professional athletes, and his staff of dedicated trainers, take on everyone from troubled NFL players to Wild West bull riders and paraplegics hoping to walk again. The all-new ‘funny or die’ sports docu-series premieres on Thursday 19, February from 21:00 covering his gritty Detroit-based Bawris Methods Training Center, with each episode featuring high-profile athletes who have made the trek to Detroit to work one-on-one with Barwis. These professional athletes want to be the best and in order to achieve that, they need to train with him.

Get ready for viewing that will keep you on the edge of your seat this February, only on Discovery Channel (DStv 121).

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